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A 37-year-old member asked:

once u start ovulating is to late for iui?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably: I have always thought that once you ovulate the best time for insemination has past.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
No, it's still OK: See my other answer as well. If we are monitoring a treatment cycle with ultrasound, and you have a decent-sized follicle and then get a positive lh surge i would do an IUI on the day of your surge. The egg has up to 24 hours after ovulation when fertilization could occur. Best wishes.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How do you tell if you are ovulating so you can have iui?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
OPK or ultrasounds: If you have regular periods you can use an ovulation predictor kit (opk). Iui can be timed according to when your OPK goes positive. You can also have ultrasound scans to measure the size and number of follicles developing in your ovaries, which may be combined with blood tests to check your estrogen levels. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

I rec. Iui yesterday after start of ovulatation, does this help or hinder our success rate? 1st time was before ovulation(24h) was neg.

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Dr. Joe Merritt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
No difference: The egg may be fertile for up to 72 hrs after ovulation. It may not be in the tube for some hours, either. Stats not much different for before and after if sperm count is really good.

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