What is IUI and what is the full form of IUI?
IUI is the abbreviated form of intrauterine insemination. In this procedure, male sperm is placed inside a woman's uterus for fertilization.
How much does IUI cost?
The cost of intrauterine insemination [IUI] in India may vary according to the procedure and the hospital.
Approximately, this procedure may cost around Rs.5000 to Rs.10,000.
Is IUI painful?
Intrauterine insemination [IUI] is a very short procedure which takes only a few minutes and the pain experienced is mild.
You may experience some discomfort and cramping during the procedure which is tolerable.
Is IUI successful for infertility treatment?
Intrauterine insemination [IUI] treatment may be successful in couples who are having mild to moderate sperm motility. The success rate of IUI depends on
If IUI is performed each month for 4-5 months, then the success rate may increase by 20% per each cycle.
Can IUI cause birth defects?
There are low chances of risk noticed in babies who are born using IUI method. If the IUI method is followed along with stimulation medicines, then there may be no risks involved.
Why does IUI fail?
There are many reasons which may cause IUI to fail:
Are IUI babies healthy?
In almost all cases IUI babies are very healthy. In a few cases, IUI may cause low birth weight and other birth defects.
Before deciding to proceed with the IUI procedure, consult your doctor.
Are there side effects of IUI?
The side effects involved in this procedure is very minimal. Very rarely you may experience the following symptoms:
What is the difference between IVF and IUI?
In-vitro fertilization [IVF] and Intrauterine insemination [IUI] are both fertility treatments. IVF is a long procedure which includes 5 steps to complete and whereas IUI is a simple procedure in which, washed and concentrated sperm is introduced into the uterus of the women for fertilization.
Which day IUI is done?
The intrauterine insemination [IUI] method is usually done on the 12th day and 16th day of your natural menstrual cycle. But, it may vary according to the individual.
What are the signs if IUI was successful?
If intrauterine insemination [IUI] is successful, then the individual shows the following signs and they are:
What next if IUI fails & why does it fail?
If IUI fails for the first time, your doctor may suggest this procedure two more times. Even after 5-6 IUI failures, your doctor may recommend you medications that help in inducing the ovulation.
If the medicated ovulation also fails, most of the patients may prefer in vitro fertilization [IVF].
Intrauterine insemination [IUI] may fail due to:
Who performs IUI?
Any doctor who is a qualified Gynecologist or who has experience or training in fertility treatments is allowed to perform this method.
IUI is an abbreviated form of intrauterine insemination. It is used to treat fertility problems. In this process, male sperm is introduced into the woman’s uterus to help fertilization. The main goal in this procedure is to increase the number of sperm count to reach the fallopian tubes and thus helps in facilitating the fertilization.
In this method, sperm is collected from the male partner. Then the sperm is washed to remove all the debris and seminal fluid. The washed sperm is well concentrated and placed directly into the uterus of the women. Washed sperm is placed during the time of ovulation [when the ovary releases eggs] and thus the fertilization process takes place. This IUI process is mostly coordinated with your menstrual cycle and few fertility medications.
As with every surgery, IUI also has few complications and risks. IUI is less expensive and less invasive when compared with other infertility treatments. If IUI fails 3-5 times then most of the patients prefer IVF [in-vitro fertilization] method.
IUI is indicated for the individuals who are facing any of the following conditions:
IUI is done in the women who are having any one of the following:
Individuals who are suffering from the following conditions are not eligible for IUI. The conditions are:
Any doctor who is a qualified Gynecologist or who has experience or training in infertility treatment is allowed to perform this method.
The steps involved in this process are:
Once the surgical procedure is done, you will be discharged. Your doctor may provide you some instructions to follow and they are the following:
Intrauterine insemination [IUI] is a simple and safe procedure. However, IUI has some risks and complications and they are the following:
Advantages of IUI are the following:
IUI may help to conceive and the procedure is less expensive.
If the first cycle is failed then 3-5 more cycles are recommended by your doctor. So, there is a chance to conceive in 3-5 cycles of IUI.
The success rate of IUI mostly depends on the factors like
Overall the success rate of IUI is 20-30%
If IUI is not successful on the first cycle, then once again your doctor may suggest performing IUI 3-5 times. After 3-5 failure cycles, most of the patients will prefer to go for in-vitro fertilization [IVF]. Other options are available if IUI is not successful and they are:
There are several options for treating infertility. Some of them are the following: