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Artificial Insemination If Your Tubes Are Tied
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What if a virgin woman gives birth through artificial insemination? What do they write on baptism certificate?
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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