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How To Keep Sperm Alive For Artificial Insemination
Nobody knows...: Nobody knows because nobody does research on such scenarios. Just imagine all the possible variations of this scenario that would have to be looked at in a research study, such as the ambient temperature (cold, cool, average, warm, hot), the presence of light (indoor, outdoor shade, outdoor sun), the humidity (low, medium, high), the surface (skin, metal, glass, plastic, cotton, rayon), etc... ...Read more
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
Who knows?: Thus far in medicine, no one really knows if there is magical foods or pills around to enhance sperm quality (namely, its count, motility, and maturity). The most reasonable diet is still a balanced one with low sugar, salt, ; fact. "normal" semen: volume of 1.5 - 4.5 cc; >20 million/cc; good forward motility >50%; normal form >50%; liquefy in 30 minutes; low wbc. Detail? Ask doc of expertise. ...Read more
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
My husband has 7% sperm motility and 18 million sperm count per ml ..what can we do to get pregnant are IVF and icsi good options or there is other?
Most all: Speak to the clinic managing the insemination for guidence. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many artificial inseminations (IUI) are usually recommended before trying in vitro fertilization?
In artificial insemination , how long will the sperms stay alive in the collection condom in room temperature ?
Plan to be an at home sperm donor for a lesbian couple: how can I keep my sperm in best quality for their use? length of time, storage, etc?
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
I'm trying to get pregnant by home AI. My donor provides sample in tied non spermicial condoms. How long is it viable?
If female have sex 1 hour before tvs & sperm from her vagina are transfer on uncovered probe, how long sperm will alive and active for fertilization?
Sperm viability: First off, the probes nowdays are covered with one use plastic sheaths, so a chance of transferring your male partner's sperm to another women is 0. Also, sperm doesn't survive long outside of penis or vagina. Most sperm cells die within seconds, others more durable may be minutes. ...Read more
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
Is it okay for me to drink coffee before providing semen specimen for IUI treatment? Will it affect sperm count?
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