IUI Treatment | Dr. Pallavi Daga

IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a relatively simple fertility treatment. It may be done with or without fertility drugs. The procedure itself involves transferring specially washed semen directly into the uterus via a thin catheter.

You may know of IUI by the more commonly used term artificial insemination (AI). IUI and AI are one and the same.

Indications : 

IUI treatment may be recommended for any of the following situations:

Male infertility
Hostile cervical mucus
Unexplained infertility
If treatment with fertility drugs alone is not successful
If a sperm donor is being used
If sexual pain makes intercourse not possible
Some insurance companies require a few cycles of IUI before paying for IVF treatment.

IUI is not recommended for those with:

Blocked fallopian tubes
Severe endometriosis
Previous pelvic infection

The Procedure:

The procedure is pretty simple, though it’s normal to feel nervous about it. It will be done in your fertility clinic. (You don’t need to go to the hospital for the procedure)

If you’re using a sperm donor, the donor sperm will be thawed and prepared.

If not, your partner will come into the clinic that day with you and give a semen sample. The semen sample is achieved via masturbation. (Similar to how a semen analysis is done.)

If your partner will be out of town—or, if he had difficulty providing a sample in the past—your partner may provide the semen sample before IUI day. In this case, if the sample is frozen, it will be thawed and prepared.

Semen contains more than just sperm. Your doctor will put the semen through a special “washing” procedure. This takes out the impurities and leaves only what’s needed for conception.

For the procedure itself, you will lie down on a gynecological table, similar to the ones used for your yearly exam.

A catheter—a small, thin tube—will be placed in your cervix. You may have some mild cramping, similar to what you might feel during a pap smear.

The specially washed semen will then be transferred into your uterus via the catheter.

The catheter is removed, and you’re done!

Your doctor may suggest you remain lying horizontally for a short while after the procedure, or you may be able to get up right away.

In either case, you don't need to worry about the sperm falling out when you stand up. The sperm are transferred directly into your uterus. They aren't going anywhere but up, to a (hopefully) waiting egg!

Success Rate : 

In cycles where fertility drugs and IUI were combined, the pregnancy rate was 8 percent to 17 percent. These are per cycle rates, meaning that the success odds are higher when looking at multiple cycles together.

Your personal success rate will vary depending on the cause of your infertility and your age.

In a study of about 1,000 IUI cycles, researchers found that the success rate per couple (over one or more cycles) depended on their age and cause of infertility.

Success rates per couple (over more than one cycle) in this study were...

55.6 percent for cervical factor infertility
47.4 percent for anovulation (problems with ovulation)
41.7 percent for male factor infertility
37.6 percent for oligospermia (less than 20 million sperm per ml)
35.1 percent for unexplained infertility
13.4 percent for asthenospermia (poor sperm motility)
10.7 percent for endometriosis

         Doctor’s Detail 

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