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Artificial Insemination (Definition)

Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as ...Read more


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How can I be sure im getting the syringe and sperm to the right place while doing artificial insemination? Failed 4 times now .

How can I be sure im getting the syringe and sperm to the right place while doing artificial insemination? Failed  4 times now .

You need instruction: Multiple question what do you mean by "failed"? Why do you need artificial insemination? What is the quality of the sperm? Whose sperm are you using? You need instruction and demonstration. See your gynecologist / fertility specialist. Perhaps there is another problem preventing concecption. ...Read more

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What is artificial insemination, how much is it successful and how much time a frozen sperm can be alive?

What is artificial insemination, how much is it successful and how much time a frozen sperm can be alive?

IUI: Nowadays artificial insemination isuallyrefers to intrauterine insemination. This is where the sperm specimen is washed then placed into a catheter and this catheter is carefully placed at the very top of the uterus where approximately a half a cc of the sperm and culture media combination is deposited. Pregnancy rate if all is as normal as can be ranges between 15 to 20% per attempt. ...Read more

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In artificial insemination , how long will the sperms stay alive in the collection condom in room temperature ?

In artificial insemination , how long will the sperms stay alive in the collection condom in room temperature ?

45 minutes to an hour: The sperm specimen should arrive in the lab within 30 to 45 minutes of production. The sperm probably stays reasonably alive for 45 minutes to an hour. Anytime longer at room temperature a majority of them will die. ...Read more

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I'm going in for artificial insemination on mon morning. My husband and i had sex on sat night. Will his sperm be of a good quality to impregnate me?

I'm going in for artificial insemination on mon morning. My husband and i had sex on sat night. Will his sperm be of a good quality to impregnate me?

There is no: Way i can tell you about your husband's sperm without doing a semen analysis. If you're asking whether a day and a half after sex is an adequate length of time, you'd be better off waiting at least 48 hr if you're planning on using a fresh sample. To an extent, it depends upon his fertiity numbers.With a frozen sample, obviously it doesn't matter. Check w/your doctor before possibly wasting $. ...Read more

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Can viable sperm be extrcted from a 62 year old man who had a vasectomy 15 years ago? I had a vasectomy over 15 years ago. Can i still produce viable sperm, and have it extracted to be used for artificial insemination?

Can viable sperm be extrcted from a 62 year old man who had a vasectomy 15 years ago? I had a vasectomy over 15 years ago.  Can i still produce viable sperm, and have it extracted to be used for artificial insemination?

Vasectomy : Vasectomy reversals 15 years after vasectomy are rarely successful. Sperm can be harvested from your epididymis or testicle. There are different methods ranging from aspiration to extraction under the microscope. I would make an appointment with a urologist who specializes in infertility. ...Read more

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If we collect sperms in a "flavored"or"lubricated"condom and use them during 20 minutes for artificial insemination will they still be alive and useful?

If we collect sperms in a "flavored"or"lubricated"condom and use them during 20 minutes for artificial insemination will they still be alive and useful?

Condom and sperm: Collection of semen samples in a flavored or lubricated condom may harm the sperm and it's ability to be processed for artificial insemination. There are condoms made specifically for collection of semen samples that is to be processed for insemination and other assisted reproductive techniques. You need to ask your gynecologist or fertility specialist if this is the only way to collect a specimen. ...Read more

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Does artificial insemination work?

Does artificial insemination work?

Yes: Artificial insemination works best for cervical factor, where the woman's cervix is blocked or closed, from injury, surgery, or a congenital problem. It is also useful for donor insemination. ...Read more

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How should a person go about getting an artificial insemination?

Insemination: That is easy - just look for a reproductive endocrinologist in your area, use google. Also you can ask your regular gyn doctor to recommend one. Set up an appointment and they will walk you through it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

What is the definition or description of: artificial insemination?

AKA IUI: Artificial insemination is the insertion of sperm directly inside the uterine cavity. This is performed by passing a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterine cavity. Semen is typically washed prior to the procedure. This procedure is also referred to as intrauterine insemination or iui. ...Read more

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If we wanted to diy artificial insemination what do I need, and how do I do it?

One answer: Do not. It is more than possible to cause harm or damage if you haven't been trained. Depending on sperm donor the risk of getting an sti may be extremely high. I realize people do it "all the time" but no physician should be giving you instructions on how, esp. Online. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if I want to optimize chances of in vitro?

Do you mean ICSI?: Icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) injects a single sperm into each egg; with conventional in vitro fertilization (ivf) we just mix eggs and sperm in the lab and let natural fertilization occur. 3 reasons for icsi 1. Abnormal sperm tests pre-treatment/ on day of egg retrieval 2. Surgically retrieved sperm 3. Reduce errors in pgd testing for single gene conditions. Otherwise icsi doesn't help. ...Read more

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Is sex and artificial insemination the only way of getting pregnant?

Is sex and artificial insemination the only way of getting pregnant?

IVF: There's also IVF - In Vitro Fertilization - which is a form of Advanced Reproductive Technology. Good wishes. ...Read more

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With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

With today's ovulation kits, why is artificial insemination still needed?

Different problems: Insemination is used to treat low or poor quality sperm counts in a male partner, or to provide sperm for women without partners. Ovulation kits predict timing of ovulation: they do not treat the same problems. ...Read more

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My parents used artificial insemination to have me, what are the chances that I can meet the man?

My parents used artificial insemination to have me, what are the chances that I can meet the man?

Depends?: First do you mean insemination with anonymous donor sperm? Depends how long ago and what the terms of the agency were. Some agencies/donors allow donors to be contacted, but most are anonymous and their details are protected. There are internet registries (through california cryobank, for example) where children of donors can contact each other. ...Read more

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Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Would artificial insemination work if you have an older woman or should she hav egg donation also?

Depends: That really depends. Everyone is that situation needs a thorough evaluation. It is important for patients to have an accurate understanding of the concerns. Sometimes insemination is an appropriate treatment but success rates can vary. Certainly donor egg is a good option for many women but usually only after they have tried with their own eggs. ...Read more

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What are artificial insemination success rates?

It varies!: Insemination, or iui, has success rates that will vary a lot according to such factors as the woman's age, presence of endometriosis, and quantity/quality of sperm being inseminated. Also, some women do "natural cycle" IUI (no drugs), while others use fertility drugs. The success rates average about 10% per attempt (no drugs) and up to 25-30% per cycle with meds. ...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