Intrauterine insemination IUI
What Is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?
IUI, or intrauterine insemination, is a relatively simple fertility treatment. The procedure itself involves transferring semen that has been washed and concentrated directly into the uterus via a thin catheter. IUI is done around the time of ovulation or in conjunction with fertility drugs to maximize the likelihood of conception.
Indications of IUI
1.ABNORMAL Semen Profile
7.Erectile Dysfunction. vaginismus neurological factors. husband working far off from wife
8.Husband HIV POSITIVE
9.Part of donor sperm insemination.(azoospermia a hereditary disease in men severe untreatable Rhisoimmunization in wife)
10.Cryopreservation of sperms in case of cancer treatment
Contra Indications of IUI
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1.blocked fallopian tubes
2.sperm count very less (oligoasthenoteratozoospermia)
3. genital tract infection in wife.
4. previous multiple iui failure
5.advanced maternal age (relative)
6.other coexisting factors of infertility.
TREATMENT CYCLES IN IUI
1.Ovulation induction with letrozole
2.Ovulation induction with letrozole and gonadotrophins
3.Ovulation induction with gonadotrophins and GnRH antagonist
TREATMENT CYCLES IN IUI
DAY 2 OF MENSES Blood tests are done along with transvaginal ultrasound for antral follicular count and rule out any ovarian cysts
Start with fertility drugs /gonadotrophins
Serial ultrasounds (follicular study)to see sizr of follicle
Hcg trigger once follicle size reaches 18-20mm
Schedule an IUI procedure. Kindly show diagram for IUIprocess.
After the IUI procedure you may be prescribed progesterone via a vaginal suppository.
Do pregnancy blood test 10 to 14 days post-IUI or u might take t-homepregnancy test.
Waiting to find out if the treatment was successful can be very stressful. Take good care of yourself
RISK FACTORS IN IUI
Very small chances of infection
Very rare minimal OHSS
IUI has helped many women become pregnant, but it doesn’t always work. In cycles where fertility drugs and IUI were combined, the pregnancy success rate can reach as high as 20%.5 These are per-cycle rates, meaning that the success odds are higher when looking at multiple cycles together. Often, it is recommended to commit to trying IUI for a minimum of three cycles.
Your personal success rate will vary depending on the cause of your infertility, the quality of the sperm you are using, and your age.
Deciding whether or not to pursue IUI is a personal choice. Though IVF success rates per cycle are much higher, IUI is significantly less expensive. The procedure is also easier and less invasive. If IVF is out of your price range, multiple IUI cycles might be the better choice, depending on the cause of your infertility. Another option to consider is mini-IVF.
Understand that while IUI can help you conceive, it also may not result in pregnancy. Be sure to tend to the emotional impact of infertility treatments while you consider your next steps. Speak to your doctor to understand all of your options to help you decide what’s right for you.
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