IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
Intrauterine insemination, a type of fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus close to the fallopian tubes in order to increase the chances of conception.
IUI can be beneficial for couples with unexplained infertility or women with cervical mucus problems, and male factor with mild oligoasthenospermia
Steps for IUI
To finally achieve the positive results for which there is an estimated chance of 10-15%, you should carefully go through an IUI step by step treatment explanation of the complete procedure. There are 5 major steps which will result into a success towards having a baby:
The last step of the whole procedure will come in occurrence after few days of insemination of sperm into your uterus
IUI is performed at the time that the woman is ovulating. The IUI procedure is relatively simple and only takes a few minutes once the semen sample is ready.
After the IUI procedure, you may suffer from cramps and pain, which is quite common. However, you should altogether avoid taking painkillers. If you are in too much pain, consult your doctor before taking it. Taking painkillers may lower the chances of IUI success
Women have a 10 to 20 percent chance of getting pregnant with each IUI cycle
What Our Patients Say
How long does it take for the procedure?
The semen processing takes approx 45 mins to 1 hour, after submission of the semen sample, which is most often by masturbation. It is preferred that the sample is procured within the hospital premises. After the sample is processed its takes 5-10 min for insemination.
How much rest is required after the procedure?
We commonly advise a rest of 10-15 min post insemination in the hospital.
Can I carry my normal activities after the procedure?
Of Course, there are no restrictions at all after the procedure.
Is it done under anesthesia?
The majority of the time, it is without anesthesia, but however, in a selected group of patients, the provision of anesthesia can be made available.
Is it painful?
In most of the cases, it’s painless.
Is it ultrasound guided process?
Usually not, but in selected cases, like history of difficult transfers, patient request.
Do I need to take leave from work after the procedure?
You may commence work the very same day.
Do you check rupture before IUI?
It follow the dynamics of body physiology that once a triggering injection for rupture is given, in the majority of the cases the follicles would rupture between 36- 48 hours. The inseminated semen sample would have viable sperms for at least minimum 48-72 hours and the viability of egg is 24 hrs. Since follicle rupture is a dynamic procedure, the exact time of rupture is very difficult to predict, however, I take the help of the LH surge kit, wherein if there is a surge on the day of Inj HCG (hormone injection for egg rupture), the IUI is performed in the next 24 hours.
Can we get a semen sample from home?
Semen can be brought from home, provided you reach the hospital within 30-45 mins of ejaculation. In such conditions, the doctor should be informed, so that a sterile container can be made available prior. The container containing the sample should be kept at body temperature
Is there any probability of error in semen egg mismatch?
There is no room for error as all the samples are doubled witnessed.