IUI –Intrauterine Insemination

IUI –Intrauterine Insemination

Some Couples have  undergone sexual relations many a times just to have a new offspring but failed to produce the one due to infertility problem . So some of them adopt a child or find some other way out to conceive from some of the conceptional techniques among which IUI insemination is the one.

IUI Insemination what it actually is….?

Couples who have been trying to conceive  but are not  able to due to infertility are suggested to undergo the IUI insemination. Infertile couples are made to undergo proper test before this process is undertaken.

Process of IUI insemination  involves  the process of inseminating the sperm inside the females uterus to facilitate fertilization. The motive of the IUI insemination is to increase the no of sperms that have path destined to fallopian tubes and subsequently increment the chances of fertilization.

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IUI can be used by whom?

IUI insemination is used in following cases:

  • When female’s cervical mucus is unfavorable to sperm .Through IUI ,sperm directly reach the sperm thus bypassing the cervix and the cervical mucus.
  • Male infertility due to antibodies to their own sperms. Those Sperms which are not damaged by the antibodies will be separated and thus further can be used in IUI insemination process.
  • Couples which cannot have intercourse naturally due to disability ,injuryor premature ejaculation.
  • Male with the low sperm count but with the healthy sperm.

The IUI insemination process involves the natural fertilization of the eggs with sperms even though the sperm is pushed into the female’s uterus involving both the partners meeting the basic criteria to have high chances of success of IUI.

IUI not Recommended For patients:

  • Females with history of pelvic infections
  • Females with medium to high endometriosis
  • Females with the diseases of the fallopian tubes.

Requirements From  Male Partner:

  • Movement of sperm
  • Shape of sperm
  • Sperm Count

Requirements From Female Partner:

  • Open Fallopian Tubes
  • Healthy and Normal ovulation Cycle
  • Open Uterine Cavity

Procedure of  IUI  insemination ?

IUI insemination can be performed with or without the use of fertility drugs within few minutes involving  minimal discomfort as followed :

  • Before IUI ,Ovulation stimulating  medications  are used while careful monitoring during the maturation of the eggs.
  • Followed by IUI insemination during ovulation process about  24-36 hours after the surge in LH hormone indicating the ovulation process.
  • Then semen sample is washed by the lab authorities for the separation of the sperm from the seminal fluid.
  • Catheter will be used afterwards for the insertion of the sperm directly into the uterus thus  increasing the no of  sperms being placed in the uterus , maximizing the chances of the conception.

Risk Factors Of  IUI  Insemination ?

IUI insemination is very smoothly going process but still involving some of the risks . The usage of fertility drugs increases chances of the pregnancy by  the IUI insemination but still is most commonly used Conceotion method.  Invoving  some  several risks that are included are : small cramping of uterus ,Infection in uterus, Transmission of severe disease from  donor sperm , Hyperstimulation Syndrome etc.

Do you know  how much successful  IUI is??????

The  IUI success depends on various factors. In a single cycle of IUI insemination the success rate may lie between the range of 15 % to 30% with the prior condition of high sperm count as well as healthy female fallopian tube .Further including various depending factors like Women’s age,imfertility reasons, which fertility medication the patient has undergone including other variable factors.

Doctors specifically recommend patients for trying two to three IUI cycles due to its less expensive option and being less invasive before trying other infertility treatments like IVF as the success rates of IUI is lower as compared to IVf  .So if  any of the patient is interested for IUI ,the patient should consult their doctor and take proper medication for IUI.

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