IUI

INTRODUCTION IUI is one of the procedure used to treat infertility. In this process, washed--Read Below

ICSI

INTRA CYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION Olympus ICSI Microscope Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure consisting of injection of a single

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IUI

Frequently Asked Questions about Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) BY DR. KAVITA MANTRY   Infertility Specialist IUI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: What is

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IUI

IUI

INTRODUCTION

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

  • The woman usually is given medications to stimulate development of multiple eggs (in-case the infertile is due to no ovulation)
  • A semen specimen is produced by masturbation after 2-5 days of abstinence (not having sexual intercourse).
  • During IUI, it is not possible to inject semen directly into the uterus because certain chemicals in the fluid can cause painful uterine spasms. Therefore the semen is ‘washed’ in the laboratory (process called sperm washing) and separated from dead sperms and other cells in the seminal fluid. This process takes about two hours. After preparation, the sperm concentrate is placed through the cervix into the uterus by using a thin, flexible catheter, which takes around 1 hour. After the procedure, the patient can resume usual activities.
  • (*Semen, or seminal fluid, is a type of fluid containing sperms and several other components like enzymes, fructose, etc. that promotes the survival of sperms and provide a medium through which they can move).

 

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.