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Is IUI success higher with 3 follicles?

Is IUI success higher with 3 follicles?

Yes: Since you have more chances with more numbers, the success rates increase with more follicles but so do rates of multiple pregnancies. All the best to you! ...Read more

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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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6 follicles IUI success rate..For a 41 year old ?

6 follicles IUI success rate..For a 41 year old ?

Can't say: Without specifics: what type of medicine used? Insemination with how many total motile sperm? Monitored how? Hcg trigger injection? Other female diagnosis (endometriosis, tubal problems, etc., ...)? In general # of follicles is not a predictor of pregnancy. Prognosis for a 41-year old is always guarded; you really want to talk with your fertility doctor about this question. Good luck! ...Read more

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1tube block..Hve follicles abt 18mm..20mm..23mm..Doc say do iui..Plz help?

1tube block..Hve follicles abt 18mm..20mm..23mm..Doc say do iui..Plz help?

Correct!: Hopefully... 1. You have recruited follicles on the "open-patent" side 2. The blocked side doesn't have fluid accumulated in it as this can drain into the uterus and be toxic to embryos from the good side 3. Iui does increase the odds two fold compared to "timed intercourse". Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the ideal size for follicles before an IUI treatment? My wife has 2 follicles at 22 and 23 mm.

Around 20 mm: 18-20 mm is ideal but it depends on the infertility specialist. It also depends if it is an unmedicated IUI or if a BHCG trigger shot is being given for ovulation ...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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We had IUI today with 29 million washed sperm count and 2 good follicles. Wife is 34 years old. Good chance for success?

We had IUI today with 29 million washed sperm count and 2 good follicles.  Wife is 34 years old. Good chance for success?

Yes and good luck: typically the pregnancy rates depending on what ovulation induction medications were used will range between 8 to 18%. Once there are at least 5 million motile sperm in the inseminate The chances are very good; best of luck to you ...Read more

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I am on follistim for IUI. Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately. ?

I am on follistim for IUI.  Does the dose have to change each cycle if 1-3 follicles are produced and estradiol is increasing appropriately. ?

No it doesn't have t: but it definitely could, if you see the difference. you might go through 3-4 cycles without ever changing a dose (if the US and E2 support that,) or you might change doses several times in each cycle. A woman's body is not a machine so monitoring is critical to doing gonadotropins safely and well. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more