INTRA CYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION Olympus ICSI Microscope Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure consisting of injection of a singleRead more
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Frequently Asked Questions about Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) BY DR. KAVITA MANTRY Infertility Specialist IUI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: What isRead more
IUI is one of the procedure used to treat infertility. In this process, washed sperms form the male partner (or from a sperm donor when the male partner produces no sperms) are deposited in women’s uterus around the time of ovulation, through every male partner providing a semen specimen for IUI preparation must be tested for infection diseases. If a woman is using donor sperm from a sperm bank, infectious disease testing must be performed prior to initiating donor sperm inseminations.
ARE THERE ANY TESTS NECESSARY BEFORE DECIDING TO DO IUI
The doctor may suggest few tests before starting IUI treatment. The woman may have to undergo tests to see that at least one fallopian tube is open (so that the sperm can enter the fallopian tube to fertilize the egg and the fertilized egg can come out in the uterus), tests to check the levels of hormones like follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), oestrogen and progesterone, regardless of age. Every male partner providing a semen specimen for IUI preparation must be tested for infectious diseases. If a woman is using donor sperm from a sperm bank, infectious disease testing must be performed prior to initiating donor sperm inseminations.
HOW DOES IUI WORKS
WHEN IS THE BEST TIMING FOR AN IUI
Any insemination should be carefully timed top occur at or a little before the time of ovulation (within 6 hours). Eggs are fertilisable for only about 12-24 hours (maximum) after ovulation. Therefore, IUI’s must be timed so that the sperms are present when the egg is released.