IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)

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IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)

What is IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)?
Husband’s sperm is collected using special laboratory techniques, healthy sperms are separated and they are transferred into the uterus.
Who need IUI?
Male
• Semen with low count &/or reduced motility
• Premature ejaculation.
• Difficulty in sexual contact.
• Retrograde ejaculation
• Genital problems.
Female
• Ovulation problems.
• Endometriosis.
• Unexplained infertility.
• Those receiving injections for improving the ovulation have better success rate with IUI.
Success Rate
19-25 %, Successive IUI’s have higher success rate.
Pre medication before IUI
• Oral medication from3rd day of periods.
• Follow up of follicular growth using scan.
• Triggering ovulation with HCG injection when follicle is of right size.
• Success rate is improved by giving hormone injections to increase the number of follicles.
Do’s for Husband before IUI
• Avoid sexual contact/ Abstinence for at least 2 days before IUI
• Wash the genitals well before semen collection.
Details of IUI
• Couples have to outpatient at a specified time advised as per the timing of HCG injection.
• No diet restriction on day of procedure.
• Semen I collected and processed.
• After a specified time (around 1.5- 2 hours) – husband’s semen is placed into wife’s uterus using a thin cannula.
• Anesthesia/ sedation is not required.
• It is painless and bloodless procedure of less than 5 mins.
• Lady has to rest for at least 1 hour.
• She can return home the same day.
• IUI on 2 successive days can improve success rate.
• Bed rest following procedure is not needed.
• Avoid heavy work, long journey and sexual contact till the date of next expected period.
• If the next period is missed- check morning sample of urine for pregnancy/ report to doctor.