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Bloating After Iui
Intrauterine insemination (iui) is where fresh or frozen partner or donor sperm is prepared or 'washed' to increase the sperm quality then gently injected through your cervix after a speculum exam, like a pap smear exam. It should be painless or cause mild cramping only. Iui helps with mild to moderate sperm problems. Iui preparations should have at least 2 million moving ...Read more
Normal: The cramping is normal. The pipette was inserted into your uterus and that causes cramping. It shouldn't last past tomorrow. You should speak with your OB to. If the symptoms are severe you should go to the er. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
IUI Use: Intrauterine insemination (iui) is used to increase the chances of conception in cases where there is low sperm count, ejaculation dysfunction, thick cervical mucus, scarred cervix, decrease sperm motility or in cases where the sperm is donated or there is unexplained infertility in couples who have being trying to conceive for at least one year without success. ...Read more
The following measures may be helpful:
•don’t chew gum. Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra air, which in turn can lead to bloating.
•limit your intake of carbonated drinks.
•avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils.
•avoid drinking through a straw.
•lose weight if you are overweight.
•use lactose-free dairy products. ...Read more
You can't: An intrauterine insemination (iui) requires first semen to be washed as unwashed semen should not be inserted into the uterine cavity. A special catheter is then needed to enter the uterine cavity to deposit the washed sperm into the uterine cavity. For these reasons, as well as others, IUI cannot be performed at home. ...Read more
Depends: Success rates depend on you and your partner's fertility problem and your age. Most couples who turn to IUI have a 5 to 20 percent chance of becoming pregnant with each cycle. Your chances will be closer to 20 percent if you take fertility drugs in conjunction with the procedure. ...Read more
Gas: Bloating is often related to specific foods. Avoiding those will help, but there are a number of over the counter medications available for bloating due to gas. Almost all contain simethicone. If you have avoided gassy foods and your symptoms persist you should see you doctor for evaluation to rule out bowel disease or other causes for bloating. ...Read more
Change laxative: Hi, psyllium which is the ingredient in isabagol is a fiber laxative and retains fluid in the colon to prevent constipation. It can cause bloating. Per the fda it should be used with caution in pts with esophageal strictures, ulcers, stenosis, intestinal adhesions or difficulty swallowing. You can change to a different laxative like a stimulant laxative if you have no contraindications. ...Read more
Tried simethicone?: The perceptions of satiety (fullness after eating) +/-nausea are complex processes that involve the brain, stomach, hormones, &the composition of food. A persistent problem raises concern for gastroparesis (delayed stomach emptying) due to neurologic &/or structural problems of stomach &surrounding organs, small bowel problems, &even an issue involving the emesis center of the brain. ...Read more
Try a lactose free: Or a gluten free diet before checking with gastrienterologist ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Bloating usually means excess gas or stool in the intestines. Sometimes it means slow emptying of the stomach. Avoiding, or getting rid of, constipation is important. This can be done with lifestyle changes, dietary improvements, otc laxatives, and prescription meds. Lactose intolerance and eating excessive fiber both cause more gas. The doctor can make sure there's not a tumor blocking things. ...Read more
Sure...: There's no standard symptoms. Breath testng is usually diagnostic in identifying sibo. For others, symptom response to empiric antibiotics aimed at treating suspected sibo may be equally helpful. ...Read more
Remember: The pregnant female's body has no idea it is pregnant until the new fetus is big enough to have blood and to be sharing with the mother. That is about ten to fourteen days after conception. Not after sex. Conception occurs one to five days after sex. Thus any physical symptoms in the mother before this are not because of pregnancy. ...Read more
Progesterone: During ovulation a small cyst ruptures and releases the egg. There is usually fluid and blood released too. This may cause bloating and pain. Progesterone levels rise and stay high for 2 weeks. This leads to some of the pms symptoms like bloating, fluid retention, constipation, and others. If the symptoms pass it is likely related to ovulation. If not you should see you provider. ...Read more