IUI Treatment

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) Treatment Noida

 

Artificial Insemination or Intrauterine Insemination is a fertility procedure that involves directly placing the highly concentrated and active motile sperm using a catheter into the womb. The IUI is performed to improve the number of sperm to reach the fallopian tubes during ovulation to improve the odds of conception.

 

When do you need an IUI procedure?

  • Mild reduction in the quality of sperm or sperm count
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Donor sperm treatment
  • Hostile cervical issues, especially when mucus has anti-sperm elements
  • Sexual abstinence
  • Sexual dysfunction

 

It is often seen that there is a double pregnancy rate with IUI in comparison to timed intercourse. The success rate of pregnancy with IUI is up to 13 percent. The success rate is up to 20% in cycles where up to 2 or 3 follicles are present.

 

What to expect?

A tubal patency test or HSG is conducted for the female partner and semen analysis for the male partner is conducted before starting the IUI treatment. It is not recommended for women if both of their fallopian tubes have been blocked.

 

You can start taking the fertility medications from the second or third day of treatment to help ovaries to grow follicles. Ultrasound scan is conducted to keep track of the size of the follicle and an injection is given to release eggs from the follicles to get insemination timed. The processing of semen samples is done and a catheter is used to place semen into the womb directly. It takes up to 10 minutes for the procedure and it doesn’t involve any pain.

 

How to Prepare?

Intrauterine insemination consists of proper coordination before starting the procedure:

 

  • Preparing the sample of semen – A frozen donor sperm vial is prepared or thawed at the doctor’s office or your partner can also provide a sample of semen. Non-sperm elements can cause reactions in your body which can affect fertilization. The semen sample is washed to remove the lower quality sperm from active sperm. It increases the chances of conception with a highly concentrated and small healthy sperm samples.
  • Keeping track of ovulation – Since the timing is very vital for IUI, it is very important to keep track of signals of impending ovulation. There is a urine ovulation prediction kit is used at home to detect the release or surge of luteinizing hormone or LH. On the other side, the imaging method can be done to help the doctor to keep track of egg growth on ovaries. If you go with ultrasound, you may get an HCG injection to ovulate several eggs at the right time.
  • Knowing the right time – A lot of IUI treatments are conducted after a day or two when ovulation is detected. You can ask your doctor for the timing of IUI treatment.

 

It takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete intrauterine insemination at the doctor’s clinic. The procedure mostly takes a few minutes and it doesn’t need any pain reliever or medication. A specially trained nurse conducts this procedure. You need to wait for a few weeks before taking a pregnancy test at home.

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