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what is the success rates of iui and treatment times?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No generic answer: It depends most strongly on age of the female partner, which/whether meds for ovulation induction are used, and only third on what the sperm counts in the IUI are.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

When do you need iui?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Sperm in uterus: Iui is process of putting prepared sperm in the uterine cavity. Used to treat poor mucus, mild male factor, unexplained infertility-ui, single women or lesbians and sometimes when couple cannot have sex themselves. It works but less than natural intercourse in fertile couples. Often we add superovulation. Works best when ui and normal tests. Best wishes.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How does your husband give specimen for iui?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
IUI specimen: "manually" - normally a semen specimen is collected by the male masturbating into a glass container - plastic will interfere with sperm motility.
A 43-year-old member asked:

After IUI what is the time gap allowed for intercourse?

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Dr. Garrett Garner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Whenever: I let my patients have sex whenever. That way you don't know if IUI or regular sex causes the pregnancy.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Chances of conceiving in second iui?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Garrett Garner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Same as 1st: Depends on age, sperm, and likelihood of ovulation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: iui?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Insemination: Intrauterine insemination is when the sperm is washed and is subsequently placed in the uterus with a small catheter so that it's closer to the egg for fertilization to occur.
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also sometimes called “artificial insemination’, involves placement of sperm following separation from seminal fluid into the uterine cavity. An IUI is useful for women who have structural problems, when the cervical mucus is unreceptive, when donor sperm are required, when the male partner’s semen contains very low numbers of sperm, or when unexplained infertility exists in both partners.
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