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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Can you get infections through artificial insemination?

Rare but possible: If there's signs of a male bacterial infection, with infection-fighting white blood cells in the sperm (pyospermia) we would not use that specimen for an intrauterine insemination or IUI as we might spread infection to the uterus or tubes. Viral infections like hepatitis b, hep. C, and HIV can be transmitted by sperm, so sperm donors are tested. Washing the sperm for IUI doesn't remove all virus. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant by artificial insemination and my tubies are tie?

Can i get pregnant  by artificial insemination and my tubies  are tie?

No: If your tubes are tied, there is no chance fo pregnancy with insemination. You may be a candidate for tubal reversal, or might be succesful with ivf; see a fertility specialist to learn more about these, and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use a viginal spectrulum when doing artificial insemination?

Yes: Its the only way to do an intrauterine insemination (iui) vs. A vaginal insemination. On the other hand, it should only be done by someone who knows very well how to do it or you run a big risk of injuring the woman being inseminated. ...Read more

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Can two couples with as genotype prevent ss child through artificial insemination?

Can two couples with as genotype prevent ss child through artificial insemination?

No: The couple's chance of having an ss child is 25%. With artificial insemination, we can't select the sperm with the normal gene (a) to use for egg fertilixzation. There are 2 options to prevent ss child: either do in vitro fertilization (ivf) with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) and use the embryos that are not ss or get pregnant and do cvs at around 10 weeks and if is ss do abortion. ...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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Can you still be pregnant after doing a negative test 14 days after artificial insemination?

Can you still be pregnant after doing a negative test 14 days after artificial insemination?

Low probability: Anything is possible but hormones show up quickly after ovulation, generally about 7 days, nothing is set in stone, try a new upt, but insemination yields around 10-20% per month chance of pregnancy. Good luck and make sure u got a good upt and are reading it correctly. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 18 year old virgin living in Las Vegas and would like to have a baby through artificial insemination is there a cost for this?

Hi I am a 18 year old virgin  living in Las Vegas and would like to have a baby through artificial insemination is there a cost for this?

Varies: Any medical procedure will very in cost by the type and frequency of treatments required to reach an acceptable outcome and local factors. If you call around to local facilities they can give you an idea about out of pocket costs. This would never be paid by an insurance company. ...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

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When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

When should a couple consider artificial insemination?

Multiple reasons: With infertility, an insemination is useful with unexplained infertility or when there is mild male factor infertility (mild abnormalities on semen analysis). If you have irregular periods and ovulation pills don't get you pregnant, then it is reasonable to add in IUI as well. ...Read more

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Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Why is it artificial insemination become controversial?

Some religions: Most of the world faiths don't have a problem with this, but some religious leaders try to make a problem out of this for their own reasons. You're free to ignore them; if your religion prohibits it but it's the right thing for you, just don't tell them. I'm all for people doing what they wish if they don't hurt anybody. ...Read more

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Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Is artificial insemination a solution for me if divorcing?

Uncertain: If you are talking about using a sperm donor--- then in most states until you are officially divorced your husband will be considered the father of the child. Most rei clinics will not use donor sperm in this case without your soon to be ex-husband's permission or until the divorce is final. ...Read more

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Artificial insemination -- will all the parties have second thoughts later?

Partner vs. donor: For simplicity, may i assume here you mean anonymous donor insemination? If so, 'no!' - so long as the woman and her partner (if she has one) are fully informed and reach a comfort level beforehand. I'm certain couples will have occasional questions and mixed emotions during a lifetime, but significant regret is really uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

What is the price range for artificial insemination for having twelve attempts?

Variable: That varies. Most patients do not undergo 12 attempts anymore, the price could range from 300-800 per attempt. It really depends on the situation and whether you are having monitoring with ultrasound as well. ...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