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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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Went through iui today. How long does it take the for sperm to reach the egg?

Went through iui today. How long does it take the for sperm to reach the egg?

Hard to say, but...: The sperms from IUI have a shorter distance to reach a timely waiting eggs inside Fallopian tube than those naturally inseminated through intercourse. If every things fall correctly, within one day fertilization takes place. IUI is much less recommended for women of >40. More? Just ask the treating doc. Best wishes to succeeding in getting pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had my first IUI on friday, but according to bbts didn't ovulate until sunday. How long can washed sperm survive?

I had my first IUI on friday, but according to bbts didn't ovulate until sunday. How long can washed sperm survive?

In teh cervix: They survive mostly between 48-72 hours. As an aside, BBT is not a very reliable way to time IUI unless your cycles are like clockwork. ...Read more

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1) How long does swim-up washed sperm live inside a women after IUI? 2) I had 2 mature follicles and hubby's sperm count was 82milion. Will i succeed

1) How long does swim-up washed sperm live inside a women after IUI?

2) I had 2 mature follicles and hubby's sperm count was 82milion. Will i succeed

Washed sperm : Washed sperm can live for 24 hours inside the genital tract. As for success, that depends on many factors. If looking only at sperm counts, 82 million is a good number that carries a better chance for pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long before ovulation should an IUI be done? Is there a chance washed sperms to swim beyond Fallopian tubes?

How long before ovulation should an IUI be done? Is there a chance washed sperms to swim beyond Fallopian tubes?

Doctors protocol: The doctor preforming your IUI will likely have a set office protocol that he or she will want you to follow. Ideally it is done within 6-8 hours of ovulation. If IUI is being timed around a BHCG injection then typically it is done within 24-48hrs of the shot. Confirm your schedule with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I had my IUI 24 hrs after the trigger shot. Could you please let me know how long does sperm can live inside the uterus.Is 24 hr ideal or 36?

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I had my IUI 24 hrs after the trigger shot. Could you please let me know how long does sperm can live inside the uterus.Is 24 hr ideal or 36?

Spermatozoa: The life span of spermatozoa depends on the location of the sperm.
After IUI, the spermatozoa can survive inside uterus upto 5 to 6 days. It is good to note that fertilization usually occurs within 24 hours from the time of ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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After iui can sperm come out?

After iui can sperm come out?

Yes , need just one: out thousands several will go the target the ovum , but need just one. Good Luck ...Read more

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Does anyone know about how much an IUI is done with frozen sperm?

Does anyone know about how much an IUI is done with frozen sperm?

Cost varies: A basic IUI costs between $500-$900. If the sperm has to be purchased from a sperm bank, then there is an extra cost for the sperm. The prices vary depending upon your geographic location. ...Read more

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What is the amount of sperms needed to carry out IUI?

1: It only takes 1 sperm to fertilize the egg. Schedule a semen analysis. Then the number and quality of sperm can be analyzed to determine if criteria is met for IUI ...Read more

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Can still perform IUI even low sperm count?

Yes: As long as tubes are open, you can. However the chance of pregnancy varies. Generally IUI is not very successful when the number of moving sperm (total motile sperm) is less than 10 million. Usually that is a reason to do ivf with icsi. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low sperm morphology and iui?

Maybe nothing: When doing iui, you should try to have greater than or equal to 5 million total motile normal sperm post wash. Generally with those numbers, as long as nothing else is wrong, you should have a good chance of conception with iui. Good luck. ...Read more

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Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Yes: Abnormal morphology can be improved with antioxidant nutritional therapy. Evaluation by a urologist may reveal a large varicocele and if corrected it will improve the morphology also. Intrauterine insemination seems to help with pregnancies when abnormal morphology exists. ...Read more

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In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

See answer : The overall success rate for IUI is ~10-20% per menstrual cycle and closer to 20% if fertility drugs are used by the female. Success dependent on many factors: age of woman, volume of semen, total sperm count, total sperm motility count, presence of ovulation problems, etc. If no success after 3-6 cycles, consideration should be given to other options such as ivf. ...Read more

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With IUI, do they use all of the ejaculated sperm or just some of it?

Here are some ...: You will get surer answer from the doctor performing IUI Known to us, IUI is done for male infertility with slow sperm count & / or motility with less expense & less cumbersome in procedure. The donor's semen is specially washed in lab to separate sperms from seminal fluid so to maximize sperm concentration and to optimize fertilization while the recipient is ovulating. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Are the chances of a successful IUI higher when the sperm count is very good?

Are the chances of a successful IUI higher when the sperm count is very good?

Yes: Success rates are better with normal sperm counts. However, most studies suggest that once you have over 10-20 million moving sperm in the IUI specimen then the pregnancy rates are the same. Counts of <1 million sperm are much less likely to result in pregnancy. Counts of > 1million and < 5 million can lead to pregnancy but again higher is better. My record low count was 50, 000 for an IUI baby. ...Read more

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Active sperm motility 20%, sluggish 15%, can I do iui?

Sure: That should be adequate howevera better predictor of IUI success is when they analyze the sperm after washing it. ...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


Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more