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Where Do Sperm wait?

I know sperm can live up to 5 days after ejaculation..but where EXACTLY do they wait until ovulation if it isnt for another few days? in the cervix? or in the fallopian tube to immediately intercept the egg??


Asked by lulu1981 at 9:34 PM on Jan. 13, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Usually fertilization occurs in the fallopian tube, and then the fertilized egg moves on into the uterus to implant. So the fallopian tubes for the most part. Though I would imagine there could be some hanging around in the uterus, too. I don't know if fertilization could happen at that point, but there could be sperm there.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:59 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

  • Anywhere in there.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • the fallopian tubes, they snuggle up to the little hairs

    Answer by aliciatron at 9:38 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • the ones that live the longest are the slow swimmers. Female sperm are known as the slowest.

    Answer by duckey060504 at 10:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2009

  • ^ that doesn't exactly answer the question but thanks for the input!

    Answer by lulu1981 at 11:40 PM on Jan. 13, 2009