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What happens if the egg is not fertilized in the uterus?
When the egg is not fertilized, it is shredded off from the body and menstrual cycle takes place. Ovary releases one egg every month. At the same time, the uterus also prepares itself to receive a fertilized egg. IF the egg is not fertilized, this lining breaks.
How does fertilization occur?
For fertilization to occur, sperm must enter the vagina. There, the sperm will penetrate and fertilize an egg. Once fertilized, the egg travels down the fallopian tube toward the womb, or uterus, where it will implant in the uterine wall. Doctors refer to the fertilized egg as an embryo after implantation.
What percentage of fertilized eggs are unable to be fertilized?
Tubal occlusion is a cause of infertility because an ovulated egg is unable to be fertilized by sperm or to reach the endometrial cavity. If both tubes are blocked, then in vitro fertilization (IVF) is required. Similarly, what percentage of fertilized eggs fail to develop? Summary: Two-thirds of all human embryos fail to develop successfully.
What happens after the egg is released from the ovary?
After the egg is released, it moves into the fallopian tube where it stays for about 24 hours. If the egg is not fertilized during that time, the egg disintegrates (breaks down) and menstruation (your period) begins 11-16 days later. The mature egg is fertilized when it is joined with a sperm cell.