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When we should have sex before iui?

When we should have sex before iui?

You don't: Sex is not involved in IUI. Hopefully the doctor planning to do I ui on you has explained the procedure to you. If not please schedule a visit so that the plan can be clarified. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Smith
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Intrauterine Insemination (Definition)

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


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Day after iui, having moderate to severe cramps and lower back pain, was told to have sex today, it was very painful. Normal or should I call dr?

Day after iui, having moderate to severe cramps and lower back pain, was told to have sex today, it was very painful. Normal or should I call dr?

Call the doctor: Ovulation can cause cramping, but there is a small chance of infection from inseminations (iui). A fertility clinic performing an IUI preparation should see signs of infection such as white blood cells in the sperm, before proceeding to 'wash' the sperm (prepare it for iui). If there is an obvious infection they would tell you not to do an IUI this month, but you can still have timed intercourse. ...Read more

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After an unsuccessful IUI on 27 th June, doctor advice to take OVRAL (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L. Should I take this tablets? Can I have sex?

After an unsuccessful IUI on 27 th June, doctor advice to take OVRAL (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) L. Should I take this tablets? Can I have sex?

Ovidrel?: I could be wrong with my answer but I believe you mean Ovidrel. This medication is an injection that makes you ovulate. Technically Ovidrel doesn't increase your chance of pregnancy over the IUI itself, it just makes the timing better.

The stim is what affects your chances. Clomid (clomiphene) and Femara are common weak treatments. Injectable stim meds could give you that extra boost. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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After IUI what is the time gap allowed for intercourse?

Whenever: I let my patients have sex whenever. That way you don't know if IUI or regular sex causes the pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Yes, unless advised: Most couples doing IUI cycles with ovulation induction medications should have intercourse 2-3 x a week to cover you if you ovulate early, and to 'keep his sperm specimen fresh'. With injectable medicines like Menopur you have more potential to make too many eggs than with Clomid (clomiphene) / Letrozole tablets, so your clinic will monitor you and tell you not to have intercourse if you over-respond to shots. ...Read more

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When I have IUI done will sperm be closer to eggs. Then if I would had intercourse?

Closer, yes: IUI--intrauterine insemination--is a procedure that deposits sperm in a woman's uterus. During regular intercourse, sperm are ejaculated into the vagina and must move up through the vagina and cervix to reach the uterus. Fertilization usually occurs in the ampulla of Vater, which is even further "upstream." The advantage of IUI is it bypasses the vagina and cervix (distance, pH, mucous, etc.). ...Read more

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Why would an IUI without washing/cleaning the sperm be dangerous? Why could it cause shock? R sperm naturally cleaned during travel w intercourse?

Why would an IUI without washing/cleaning the sperm be dangerous? Why could it cause shock? R sperm naturally cleaned during travel w intercourse?

High volume antigens: During the iui, you are being exposed to a large amount of "foreign" material very quickly. With sex, the vagina delivers the sperm to the cervix slowly. Most of the semen which nourishes the sperm is left behind. With washing, you are reducing the semen delivery while maximizing the delivery of high quality sperm. ...Read more

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Had more than 6 follicles took fostimon injection with no oral med on CD11&12 no IUI trying with natural intercourse hw is the chances of pregnancy?

Had more than 6 follicles took fostimon injection with no oral med on CD11&12 no IUI trying with natural intercourse hw is the chances of pregnancy?

Need More Info: Just based on your age alone, your chances of pregnancy are good. Several factors actually decide success rate. The cause of your decreased fertility is important. If it is endometriosis, than it may be slightly lower as factors unknown to us as of yet make success rates lower in patients with endometriosis.
I would say doing an IUI helps in improving success rate of a stimulated cycle. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi, I am 27yrs old and have done with my 1st IUI doctor prescribed me susten VT 200 vaginally and have told to have regular intercourse with husband. I just want to ask should I insert the medicine before or after the intercourse? Please help.

IUI done: IF IUI was done then this is when you would be getting pregnant. If your doctor advised you to have intercourse at other times then it is ok to do so but conception would have occurred during the IUI. You do not have to time intercourse around the vaginal progesterone. Having sex before insertion would be less messy ...Read more

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Ovulated with 21mm follicle, timed intercourse but no pregnancy. This cycle going for iui... Will this increase the odds? Dh sperm count 38million..

Depends: Depends on your diagnosis. Iui may not improve pregnancy rates for all women (ie those that do not ovulate and partner has a normal sperm count during first few cycles of therapy) but is certainly beneficial for unexplained infertility, minimal endometriosis and some other diagnoses. ...Read more

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I had an IUI Sunday after Clomid (clomiphene) and an HCG trigger Saturday morning. The doctor recommended intercourse that night and the next 2 but we didnt. Does that affect the success of the IUI greatly?

I had an IUI Sunday after Clomid (clomiphene) and an HCG trigger Saturday morning. The doctor recommended intercourse that night and the next 2 but we didnt. Does that affect the success of the IUI greatly?

Probably not. ..: But we expect that everything that is recommended in a complicated protocol targeted to such a valuable (and expensive) outcome as a desired pregnancy should be followed! I know you want to be reassured that you didn't "blow it", and you probably didn't. My strong advice, however, would be to follow ALL your recommendations as closely as possible! Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Hi, My wife is pregnant with Twins (15 Weeks) after having IUI process, to secure pregnancy doctors have applied Cervical Stich on 13-1-2018. Is it safe for us to have intercourse? If not is it safe for her to have orgasm without penetration?

Hi, My wife is pregnant with Twins (15 Weeks) after having IUI process, to secure pregnancy doctors have applied Cervical Stich on 13-1-2018. Is it safe for us to have intercourse? If not is it safe for her to have orgasm without penetration?

Twins /circlage: B/c twins expand the uterus more, the stress on the cervix is increased. A "cervical stitch" is placed to give more support for the cervix to prevent early opening of the birth canal. It is best to wait for a month before intercourse, but at 15 weeks, orgasm without penetration is usually safe. Check with your OB who performed the circlage procedure first. ...Read more

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Will iui work for me at 38 years. My husband has Ed so we've never had sex. Am technically a virgin. Will that be a problem with the procedure?

Yes it can: If your husband is able to masturbate then the IUI process can still work for you. You can still conceive at 38 years of age. Also, it doesn't matter if you're a virgin. They will need to use a speculum to perform the IUI so that may be slightly uncomfortable for you. Same thing they use to perform PAP smear. ...Read more

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How much time will take for IUI procedure?

1minute: The procedure itself takes less than 1minute. The office visit and set up for the procedure takes up most of the time of your appointment. ...Read more

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I took the trigger shot on Jul20th 24 hrs prior to having my IUI procedure. I took a test today & it was positive. Is it most likely accurate?

Pregnancy positive?: The "trigger shot:" induces ovulation, but it consists of a hormone which will test positive for pregnancy, so while you may be pregnant, the pregnancy will not test positive so quickly, and the test probably represents the hormone in the trigger shot, not a pregnancy. Wait two weeks and test again. If positive, you are most probably pregnant. ...Read more

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How long should I wait for pregnancy symptoms after an IUI procedure?

How long should I wait for pregnancy symptoms after an IUI procedure?

3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or insemination (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi we have just under gone iui insemination.. ..is a mild dull ache normal after the procedure?

Hi we have just under gone iui insemination.. ..is a mild dull ache normal after the procedure?

Likely Normal: Intrauterine insemination can sometime cause some uterine cramping (which may feel like an "ache"). Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help with the discomfort. If it worsens, you should call the physician who performed the IUI. ...Read more

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What is the reason why a re wouldn't want to proceed with an IUI procedure, if your FSH is above 10?

What is the reason why a re wouldn't want to proceed with an IUI procedure, if your FSH is above 10?

Low chance of succes: The RA doc think the chance of success is so low that he doesn't want you to spend the money on something that isn't likely to result in what you want, a healthy pregnancy and baby in your arms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take garcinia camogia if your trying to get pregnant and doing the procedure iui?

Can't recommend: This is a botanical with some poorly-understood activities that's presently being promoted for weight reduction. A few people have apparently gotten sick off it, though most folks seem to tolerate it. I'd urge you instead (& I think most healthtap team members would agree) to undertake some real aerobic fitness along with dad-to-be; it may make becoming pregnant easier & will get u leaner as well. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure?

Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure?

Yes: It is generally possible to recover live sperm form a man post-vasectomy. There often is not enough to use for an iui, though, so ivf may be needed. ...Read more

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My wife took ovidrel 36 hrs before an IUI procedure. We came home after IUI and took ovulation kit, results were negative for ovulation. Thoughts?

My wife took ovidrel 36 hrs before an IUI procedure. We came home after IUI and took ovulation kit, results were negative for ovulation. Thoughts?

Trigger injection: Generally the injection is used when the follicle is mature by ultrasound. The ultrasound helps predict if the follicle will release. Good luck Your doctoe can check your progesterone level in a week to see if it worked. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Iui (Definition)

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 ...Read more