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About IUI

IUI is a fertility treatment in which sperm is directly placed into the uterus of the woman. When couples have problems with their health, they often fail to conceive through the natural process. In IUI, the sperm is washed and concentrated and placed directly into the uterus, bringing a better chance for the sperm to come closer to the egg.

Overview

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Who should consider IUI?

LGBTIQ couples

Male partners with frozen sperm samples

Single women wanting to conceive

Women with unexplained infertility

Hypothalamic women (thyroid imbalances)

Women with ovulation problems(such as PCOS, PCOD, endometriosis)

Males with semen abnormalities or ejaculatory dysfunction

Benefits of IUI

The procedure is less invasive

It is less expensive compared to IVF and ICSI

The procedure is not painful

It does not require anesthesia

The procedure does not take more than 15-20 minutes

Why Pristyn Care for IUI treatment?

Highly experienced and top-rated fertility specialists

Advanced infertility labs

Home sample collection available

Online and offline consultation

Transparency maintained in every step of the treatment

Treatment

Curing infertility with IUI treatment

Procedure

IUI fertility treatment is done at a specialized fertility clinic. If you rely on a sperm donor for the process, the donor sperm will be thawed and prepared. If you are using your partner’s sperm, his semen will first be evaluated. The male partner can also use semen from a sterile home collection kit but should get the semen to the clinic within one hour of collection. It is to be noted that the collected semen is stored at room temperature until it reaches the clinic.

In the clinic, the semen would go through a ‘washing’ procedure in order to remove all impurities from it, leaving only what is needed to get the female pregnant.

The female would have to lie down on her back, just the way for any cervical/ vaginal exam. The doctor uses a speculum to gently open the vagina. The ‘washed’ semen will then be placed inside the uterus through the catheter. Since the sperm is directly placed inside the uterus, there is no chance of the sperm falling out. However, you’ll remain reclined on the exam table for 10 to 30 minutes following the insemination.

In our Doctor’s Words

Dr. Shilpa Gupta

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

12 Years Experience Overall

In our Doctor’s Words

More often than not, people directly start to consider IVF. This is perhaps because of its popularity in media and pop culture. But medically, the IUI, that is- intrauterine insemination is always the first course of action. It is simpler, cheaper and shows direct result in cases of mild male factor infertility, endometriosis-related problems or infertility because of cervix. This is why Ill suggest do not just blindly go for treatments. Do your research, tests and seek the root cause of infertility. Only that can decide the best assisted reproductive method for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many days before IUI should you abstain from sex?

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How to prepare for IUI treatment?

IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), in the simplest sense, is to place the concentrated and washed semen directly into a woman’s uterus.

This is why, for it to work, you need three essential factors:

1.Healthy semen

2.Healthy eggs

3.Healthy uterus

This is why, as you prepare for IUI, your infertility specialist consults you to run a few diagnostic tests to specifically understand the health condition of both partners and investigate their family’s medical history. We suggest you and your partner both take these tests simultaneously as they are essential to devise the right fertility plan best suited for you.

Another key factor in IUI is your body weight. Your body weight is a direct result of your hormones, health, and metabolism. And if any of it fluctuates, it affects your ovulation and quality of eggs and sperm production. This is why, if your body weight is not proportional to your height, we suggest you consciously work on it. Include some moderate exercises, slow yoga, and breathing exercises in your everyday life. Switch to a healthier diet and eat at the set and regular intervals. This would not help you achieve a healthy weight, but also train your body to produce the right hormones and fluids at the right time, thus preparing you for pregnancy.

Also, as the base rule, we suggest, the couple quits smoking, drinking, and recreational drugs along with a cut down on caffeinated products and packaged food. These not only affect your fertility but also raise unwanted anxiety and heart palpitations.

What are the diagnostic tests done for male partners before IUI?

Tests advised for male partners before IUI are as follows:

1. Semen analysis – As the name suggests, semen analysis is the lab test of your sperm sample. This is done to understand the health, quality, and motility of your sperm count.

2. Imaging tests – Imagining tests are the tests that use specialized ultra rays to print an internal image of the human body and note down any specific abnormality. For male infertility, these tests typically include ultrasound and MRI of male genital areas.

3. Hormone testing – The hormone testings are done to estimate the balance of testosterone and other male hormones in the male. If need be, your doctor could also refer you to a reproductive endocrinologist for this.

4. Testicular biopsy – In rare cases or for males in their late 40’s, a testicular biopsy may be employed. This is done using a tissue sample from the male scrotum. The sample is then sent for a lab test for depth analysis on any particular abnormality or growth of abnormal cells in the male reproductive system.

5. Genetic testing – As the name suggests, genetic testing is used to examine the presence of any contributing genetic defect to the couple’s infertility.

What are the diagnostic tests done for female partners before IUI?

Tests advised for female partners before IUI are as follows:

1. Blood tests – Blood tests are typically the first tests conducted to examine your health history and primary reasons for infertility. These test your hormone and thyroid levels and help filter any abnormalities

2. Imaging tests – Imaging tests such as pelvic ultrasound, MRI, and sonography are the second immediate tests to diagnose female infertility. This helps examine structural abnormalities in the uterus and ovaries of women. If need be, laparoscopy or hysteroscopy may be employed.

3. X-ray hysterosalpingogram (HSG) – HSG test is done to examine any structural blockages in the fallopian tubes. For this, your OB-GYN injects a clinically safe dye inside your cervical opening and monitors its movement through your fallopian tube.

4. Ovulation testing – Ovulation test is a simple blood test done to determine if you are ovulating or not. Based on the same, your OB-GYN puts you on ovulation drugs.

5.Test for ovarian reserve – As the name suggests, ovarian reserve tests help examine the number of eggs available in your ovaries for ovulation. For the same, your doctor does a few hormone testings at the beginning of your menstrual cycle.

6. Endometrial Biopsy- Endometrial biopsy is a definitive test done to check any abnormalities in the endometrial lining of the female uterus. For this, your OBGYN uses a tissue sample of your uterine lining and sends it for a lab test.

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