What Happens to an Unfertilized Egg?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 11:30:20 AM ET
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A human egg that is not fertilized breaks apart and is expelled from the body during menstruation. According to Women's Health, hormone levels start to drop after the egg breaks apart, triggering the onset of menstruation.

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