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How many IUI before moving to ivf?

How many IUI before moving to ivf?

Good question: It really depends on the diagnosis. With significant sperm, egg or tube abnormalities would be quicker to move to ivf. With less significant issues or ovulation concerns would do more iui. Generally after 2-4 IUI would reconsider all options. ...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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In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

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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How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?

It varies: But it’s often around 3 cycles. It can be more or fewer depending on how the IUI cycles have gone, patient age, doctor or patient agenda. ...Read more

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How many inseminations per cycle will be given to a women using Clomid (clomiphene) (or injectables) with iui?

How many inseminations per cycle will be given to a women using Clomid (clomiphene) (or injectables) with iui?

One or two per cycle: One to two per cycle - if one insemination (iui) per cycle we schedule it on the day of expected ovulation (egg release), if two we do one IUI the day before ovulation as well. Two IUI is a slightly higher pregnancy rate than one, but not double. Have intercourse 2-3 times a week as well. Your wife should see a rei (infertility specialist) if not pregnant after three cycles of clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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How many Clomid (clomiphene) cycle are suggested for pregnancy?

How many Clomid (clomiphene) cycle are suggested for pregnancy?

Depends: First that depends on the diagnosis. If the problem is lack of ovulation, then it also depends on whether you take Clomid (clomiphene) and ovulate or dont ovulate. Usually i recommend if you ovulate 3-4 times on Clomid (clomiphene) and are not pregnant to either have more evaluation or change treatment. ...Read more

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Can you start IVF 2 right after first period of bfn of IVF 1?

Can you start IVF 2 right after first period of bfn of IVF 1?

Yes: If you still have frozen embryo, you may do fet immediately in the following cycle. If you do not have frozen embryo, you may also do mini ivf or natural cycle ivf immediately without break. ...Read more

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Are injectibles with IUI more successful than Clomid (clomiphene) with iui? We are thinking about doing our first round of IUI with Clomid (clomiphene) only.

Are injectibles with IUI more successful than Clomid (clomiphene) with iui?  We are thinking about doing our first round of IUI with Clomid (clomiphene) only.

Some patient groups: In some patient populations, and for some diagnoses 'yes, ' for others success rates are pretty similar. Injectible drugs always have a significantly higher chance of multiple conception than oral drugs. ...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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How many rounds of Clomid (clomiphene) is normal before getting pregnant? What if Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work? How many rounds can you take of clomid (clomiphene)?

Clomid (clomiphene) use: There really isn't a number to give you. You may need as little as 50mg or as much as 250mg of clomid (clomiphene). What you doc should be checking is a mid cycle US to get a follicle count at some point and you should be reporting back whether or not you have +ovulation prediction kits. A post coital test might need to be done if ovualting, but not conceiving also. ...Read more

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Can first unsuccesful round of IVF delay menstruation?

Can first unsuccesful round of IVF delay menstruation?

Yes: Normally you will get a period around 2 weeks after your egg retrieval. sometimes the medicine you are on will delay your period until you stop them ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy with Clomid (clomiphene) and hCG trigger shot with each cycle?

Depends : The answer will depend on the individual being treated and the reasons they are having fertility problems. Will need to address your treating physician so that he can answer individually with specific numbers applying in your case. ...Read more

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How many days after your last dose of Clomid (clomiphene) should you ovulate?

How many days after your last dose of Clomid (clomiphene) should you ovulate?

Ovulation variable: Clomiphene normalizes ovulatory function in those women who can respond to it. In studies of effects on ovulation timing, clompphene delays ovulation in those who ovulate early and with poor follicle formation, while advancing ovulation time in those who ovulate late with poor luteal phases. For those women who are completely anovulatory, average day of ovulation was 16, with range 14-19. ...Read more

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How often do couples get pregnant in their first 1 IUI cycle with gonal injections? And how many cycles does it usually take to be successful?

20 to 25%: Gonadotropin IUI yields a pregnancy rate of approximately 20 to 25% per cycle. Within 3 to 4 cycles of the couples that are going to conceive 50% of them or more will be pregnant. ...Read more

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How many days are for ovulation each cycle?

How many days are for ovulation each cycle?

ONE: You usually only olvulate once a month. In a 28 day cycle that is usually day 14. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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