WHY OVULATION INDUCTION IS DONE?
Ovulation induction helps us grow more follicles and hence more mature eggs are released. This helps in improving rate of conception.
WHAT IS IUI?
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a simple and cost effective fertility treatment. In this procedure, healthy sperm is placed into a woman’s uterus when she is ovulating.
IS IUI SUCCESSFUL?
The success of IUI depends on several factors. If a couple has the IUI procedure performed each month, success rates may reach as high as 20% per cycle depending on variables such as female age, the reason for infertility, and whether fertility drugs were used, among other variables
WHAT ARE THE TESTS DONE BEFORE IUI?
Before the IUI procedure, the woman undergoes tests for any hormonal imbalance, infection or any structural problems. Her male partner is evaluated for sperm quality and quantity.
WHAT IS FOLLICULAR TRACKING?
Follicular tracking is the process of monitoring growth of the ovarian follicles to identify maturation status of eggs by serial ultrasound imaging .
HOW SPERM CAN AFFECT IUI SUCCESS RATE?
Sperm counts between 20 and 30 million/ml of semen are ideal for sperm washing and subsequent IUI, while success rates are lower if the prewash sperm count is less than 10 million/ml of semen.
WHAT HAPPENS IN IUI LABORATORY?
In the IUI laboratory of sperm preparation is done that is required prior to intrauterine insemination . Sperm washing removes chemicals from the semen and separates healthy and motile sperm into a concentrate.
WHO IS ADVISED LAPAROSCOPY BEFORE IUI?
laparoscopy is advised for couples who have already completed a more basic infertility evaluation including assessing for ovulation, ovarian reserve , ultrasound and hysterosalpingogram for the female and semen analysis for the male.
WHY FERTILITY DRUGS ARE GIVEN BEFORE IUI?
Ovulation induction with fertility drugs helps us grow more follicles and hence more mature eggs are released. This helps in improving rate of conception.
HOW OVULATION INDUCTION IS BETTER THAN NATURAL OVULATION?
Ovulation induction helps us grow more follicles whereas in natural ovulation we can expect only one or two eggs growing.
WHY FALLOPIAN TUBES ARE IMPORTANT IN IUI?
The tubes transport sperm in the direction of the ovary, while at the same time, the fimbriae having finger like extensions pick up the egg from the ovary at the time of ovulation and carry it back down the tube for fertilisation.
WHO CAN GO FOR DONOR IUI PROGRAMME?
Couple having severe, untreatable male factor infertility, or carrying a hereditary disease can use donor sperm for IUI.
WHEN SPERM FREEZING IS ADVISED BEFORE IUI?
Couple having stress related difficulty in collection of semen or unable to avoid travel during IUI process can go for freezing of semen sample.
WHAT IS A SPERM BANK?
Sperm bank is a special laboratory where donors can freeze semen sample which is used for anonymous matched patients.
HOW IUI IS DONE?
IUI is a simple procedure in which specially washed semen is transferred directly into the uterus via a thin catheter.
WHAT NEXT IF IUI FAILS?
There are advanced fertility options like IVF or ICSI for couples who have failed after repeated IUI procedures.