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A 36-year-old female asked:

i am scheduled for an iui on tuesday. i have to get an hcginjection tonight, sunday, at 10pm. can my husband and i still have intercourse?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Unless our doctor instructed you otherwise, you can have intercourse today but it is a good idea to abstain tomorrow.
Dr. Deborah Smith
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Ask your doctor: We prefer 2-3 days abstinence before an iui. However if the sperm quality is poor sometimes we get better samples with abstinence of up to 5 days. So depending upon your partner's sample it may be okay to have intercourse on sunday with an IUI on tuesday.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 43 years experience
Yes, but when?: Abstinence before IUI varies based on semen number/quality. I agree that usually 3-5 days are ideal and sometimes 7 days when numbers low after sperm wash, etc. Intercourse after the IUI does not hurt and may help a small bit. Always check with your medical team for directions. Best wishes.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

When do you need iui?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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.
Jan 8, 2013

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