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My doctor want to try (AI) artificial insemination, I have one tube blocked and next tube wt small restricted spill at the end. Is it the best choice?

My doctor want to try (AI) artificial insemination, I have one tube blocked and next tube wt small restricted spill at the end. Is it the best choice?

Your tubes!: The most common cause for scarred tubes is infection with chlamydia. I would get a two week course of doxycycline if I were you. Tubes can also be widened with air insertion! ...Read more

Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more


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Can I get pregnant by artificial insemination and my tubies are tie?

Can I get pregnant by artificial insemination and my tubies are tie?

No: If your tubes are tied, there is no chance fo pregnancy with insemination. You may be a candidate for tubal reversal, or might be succesful with ivf; see a fertility specialist to learn more about these, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a person get pregnant by artificial insemination if they've had their tubes tied?

Can a person get pregnant by artificial insemination if they've had their tubes tied?

No: When your tubes have been tied (successfully), the egg and sperm can't get together in the tube where fertilization occurs. Insemination just gets the sperm into the uterus. After a tubal, the options for pregnancy are tubal reversal surgery and in vitro. In vitro takes the eggs out of the ovary with an ultrasound and needle and mixes them in the lab with sperm. ...Read more

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What are artificial insemination success rates?

It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...Read more

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When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

Multiple reasons: With infertility, an insemination is useful with unexplained infertility or when there is mild male factor infertility (mild abnormalities on semen analysis). If you have irregular periods and ovulation pills don't get you pregnant, then it is reasonable to add in IUI as well. ...Read more

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Not really.: Nothing really controversial about it, it's done in animals all the time. There are religious issues about it, but just like with any aspect of sexuality. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Uncertain: If you are talking about using a sperm donor--- then in most states until you are officially divorced your husband will be considered the father of the child. Most rei clinics will not use donor sperm in this case without your soon to be ex-husband's permission or until the divorce is final. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a costly decision?

That depends: On what you consider costly and whether/what your insurance benefit (if any) is. You should contact local doctors who can help you if prices are a big factor for you. ...Read more

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Would artificial insemination work if you have cercicitis?

Would artificial insemination work if you have cercicitis?

Yes: In someone with cervicitis in the past insemination can work. However they should have their tubes evaluated to make sure the infection in the cervix did not damage the tubes. However, no woman should have an insemination while they have active infection in the cervix. ...Read more

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Is sex and artificial insemination the only way of getting pregnant?

Is sex and artificial insemination the only way of getting pregnant?

IVF: There's also IVF - In Vitro Fertilization - which is a form of Advanced Reproductive Technology. Good wishes. ...Read more

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With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

Different problems: Insemination is used to treat low or poor quality sperm counts in a male partner, or to provide sperm for women without partners. Ovulation kits predict timing of ovulation: they do not treat the same problems. ...Read more

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My parents used artificial insemination to have me, what are the chances that I can meet the man?

Depends?: First do you mean insemination with anonymous donor sperm? Depends how long ago and what the terms of the agency were. Some agencies/donors allow donors to be contacted, but most are anonymous and their details are protected. There are internet registries (through california cryobank, for example) where children of donors can contact each other. ...Read more

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Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Depends: That really depends. Everyone is that situation needs a thorough evaluation. It is important for patients to have an accurate understanding of the concerns. Sometimes insemination is an appropriate treatment but success rates can vary. Certainly donor egg is a good option for many women but usually only after they have tried with their own eggs. ...Read more

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How can I be sure im getting the syringe and sperm to the right place while doing artificial insemination? Failed 4 times now.

How can I be sure im getting the syringe and sperm to the right place while doing artificial insemination? Failed 4 times now.

You need instruction: Multiple question
what do you mean by "failed"?
Why do you need artificial insemination?
What is the quality of the sperm? Whose sperm are you using?
You need instruction and demonstration.
See your gynecologist / fertility specialist.
Perhaps there is another problem preventing concecption. ...Read more

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What is artificial insemination?

What is artificial insemination?

Sperm into 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. ...Read more

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Does artificial insemination work?

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes: Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. ...Read more

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How should a person go about getting an artificial insemination?

Insemination: That is easy - just look for a reproductive endocrinologist in your area, use google. Also you can ask your regular gyn doctor to recommend one. Set up an appointment and they will walk you through it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

AKA IUI: Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as intrauterine insemination or iui. ...Read more

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If we wanted to diy artificial insemination what do I need, and how do I do it?

One answer: Do not. It is more than possible to cause harm or damage if you haven't been trained. Depending on sperm donor the risk of getting an sti may be extremely high. I realize people do it "all the time" but no physician should be giving you instructions on how, esp. Online. ...Read more

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Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Rare but possible: If there's signs of a male bacterial infection, with infection-fighting white blood cells in the sperm (pyospermia) we would not use that specimen for an intrauterine insemination or IUI as we might spread infection to the uterus or tubes. Viral infections like hepatitis b, hep. C, and HIV can be transmitted by sperm, so sperm donors are tested. Washing the sperm for IUI doesn't remove all virus. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use a viginal spectrulum when doing artificial insemination?

Yes: Its the only way to do an intrauterine insemination (iui) vs. A vaginal insemination. On the other hand, it should only be done by someone who knows very well how to do it or you run a big risk of injuring the woman being inseminated. ...Read more

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Can two couples with as genotype prevent ss child through artificial insemination?

Can two couples with as genotype prevent ss child through artificial insemination?

No: The couple's chance of having an ss child is 25%. With artificial insemination, we can't select the sperm with the normal gene (a) to use for egg fertilixzation. There are 2 options to prevent ss child: either do in vitro fertilization (ivf) with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) and use the embryos that are not ss or get pregnant and do cvs at around 10 weeks and if is ss do abortion. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Do you mean ICSI?: Icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) injects a single sperm into each egg; with conventional in vitro fertilization (ivf) we just mix eggs and sperm in the lab and let natural fertilization occur. 3 reasons for icsi 1. Abnormal sperm tests pre-treatment/ on day of egg retrieval 2. Surgically retrieved sperm 3. Reduce errors in pgd testing for single gene conditions. Otherwise icsi doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can you still be pregnant after doing a negative test 14 days after artificial insemination?

Can you still be pregnant after doing a negative test 14 days after artificial insemination?

Low probability: Anything is possible but hormones show up quickly after ovulation, generally about 7 days, nothing is set in stone, try a new upt, but insemination yields around 10-20% per month chance of pregnancy. Good luck and make sure u got a good upt and are reading it correctly. ...Read more

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Artificial Insemination (Definition)

Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as ...Read more


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Tubal Ligation (Definition)

Sterilization procedure for women. It may involve a small incision in in the belly botton to fulgrate the tubes or tie them and remove ...Read more