Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility procedure in which sperm is implanted into a woman’s uterus to aid fertilisation. IUI aims to enhance the quantity of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and, as a result, the chances of conception.

IUI gives sperm an edge by giving it a head start, but sperm must still reach and fertilise the egg on their own. In comparison to IVF, it is a less invasive and less expensive procedure.
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When is IUI used?
Low sperm count or sperm mobility are the most common reason for IUI IUI, on the other hand can be used as a fertility treatment for any of the following conditions:
IUI is not recommended for the following patients:
How does IUI work?
Ovulation-stimulating drugs may be administered prior to intrauterine insemination, in which case careful monitoring will be required to identify whether the eggs are ripe. The IUI process will then be done around the time of ovulation, which usually about 24-36 hours after the increase in LH hormone that suggest ovulation is likely to happen .

The lab will wash a semen sample to separate the semen from the seminal fluid. The sperm will subsequently be inserted straight into the uterus via catheter. This procedure increases the amount of sperm cells implanted in the uterus, which increases the chances of pregnancy.

A semen sample will be washed by the lab to separate the semen from the seminal fluid. A catheter will then be used to insert the sperm directly into the uterus. This process maximizes the number of sperm cells that are placed in the uterus, thus increasing the possibility of conception.

The IUI treatment takes only a few minutes and is rather painless. The next steps is to keep an eye out for pregnancy signs and symptoms.
What are the Potential Dangers?
If you use fertility medication during IUI, your chances of getting pregnant with multiples rise. After IUI, there is a tiny risk of infection.
What is the success rate of IUI?
The success of IUI determined by a number of factors. If a couple undergoes the operation every month, success rates can reach as high as 20% every cycle, depending on factors such as the female’s age the cause of infertility and whether fertility medicines were used, among others.

While IUI is a less invasive and less expensive alternative to IVF, pregnancy rates are lower. If you think IUI could be right for you, talk to your doctor about your options.

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