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Dr. Deborah Smith
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Intrauterine Insemination (Overview)

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 sperm for best results.


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What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

What is intrauterine insemination or iui?

Sperm is inserted: Iui is a method to help someone achieve pregnancy. There are various indications for iui, such as mild sperm abnormalities and unexplained infertility. The semen sample is specially processed in a laboratory, after which the sperm is drawn up into a thin, flexible catheter. The catheter is inserted through the cervix, into the uterus, and sperm is deposited. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Smith
298 Doctors shared insights

Intrauterine Insemination (Overview)

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 sperm for best results.


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What is the criteria for intrauterine insemination (iui).

What is the criteria for intrauterine insemination (iui).

Desire for pregnancy: If you have been unable to get pregnant and are having regular ovulatory periods you are a candidate for Intrauterine insemination. Male partners that have a sub optimal sperm analysis also qualify. A Fertility GYN MD can go over any further details. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an intrauterine insemination?

No: No. It is a simple procedure. It should not cause pain. Sometimes the actual procedure only takes 2-3 seconds and usually it takes less than 20 seconds. Some women feel cramping for a few seconds but that is usually it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intrauterine insemination?

What is the definition or description of: intrauterine insemination?

Put sperm in uterus: 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 sperm for best results. ...Read more

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I am planning to do IUI intrauterine insemination. Am 25 years old and am still virgin, so will there be any complications for me and possible for me?

Should be fine: The intrauterine insemination should not be much different then pap smears that you've had done previously. A speculum is placed then a tiny tube is placed through the cervix up into the uterus. ...Read more

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Where is an intrauterine insemination usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an IUI done: An intrauterine insemination (iui) is usually performed in a reproductive trained gynecologist's office. The process requires about 45 min of lab work to prepare the sample, I usually do two washes to remove prostaglandins, which if left in the sample will cause severe uterine cramping. The procedure is not much more complicated than a routine vaginal exam. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between: intrauterine insemination & in vetro fertilization?

Doctors, what is the difference between: intrauterine insemination & in vetro fertilization?

IVF: In-vitro fertilization is the most advanced ART (assisted reproductive technology) for helping women become pregnant. What is unique about ivf is the woman's oocytes (eggs) are removed from her body to be fertilized in the laboratory with male partner's sperm. Resulting embryos are placed back in her uterus a few days later. Insemination means putting sperm in the woman's uterus. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I have intrauterine insemination if my tubes are tied?

No: This wouldn't make any sense: with 'tied' tubes the sperm you put in the uterus would still not reach the egg to fertilize it. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclogest after an intrauterine insemination. My progesterone level was 1.75ng/ml done on day 21?

Call fertility doc: I'd call the fertility doctor's nurse to find out. This is not a common question so that clinic would be your best source of information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post IUI (insemination) questions?

Ask.: Please submit clear & specific questions about iui. One question per entry is best. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I'm on 2nd iui but have not been given drugs post insemination. Should I ask for them?

Possibly: It sounds as if you were given medication before. Be this as it may, since you expected to be put on medication after the IUI, seek clarification from your provider. ...Read more

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Hi we have just under gone iui insemination.. ..is a mild dull ache normal after the procedure?

Hi we have just under gone iui insemination.. ..is a mild dull ache normal after the procedure?

Likely Normal: Intrauterine insemination can sometime cause some uterine cramping (which may feel like an "ache"). Tylenol (acetaminophen) should help with the discomfort. If it worsens, you should call the physician who performed the IUI. ...Read more

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Rate of IUI success for gender slection of boy if modified ericsson is used and insemination on ovulation day. Scientifically speaking not just claim?

Iui: I am not in favor of any of these methods. They are all anecdodal. If you wish to use sex selection accurately, then ivf is the way togo, using a procedure called pgd. ...Read more

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Can artificial insemination IUI (not ivf) be done month after month if not successful the 1st or 2nd time?

Can artificial insemination IUI (not ivf) be done month after month if not successful the 1st or 2nd time?

It can: Be done several months in a row if certain conditions are met. You cannot start if you have a persistent cyst (usually a follicular or luteal cyst) form the cycle before. ...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 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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Doing IUI w donor. My bf and I had unprotected sex. I ovulated EARLY this month and did insemination within 24hrs of sex with my bf. Who is the dad?

Doing IUI w donor. My bf and I had unprotected sex. I ovulated EARLY this month and did insemination within 24hrs of sex with my bf. Who is the dad?

Are you pregnant?: It is not clear that you are pregnant. If you are not, it is a moot question. If you are pregnant, genetic testing can settle the issue. This would require some fetal cells or if you could wait for the baby to be born, an oral swab will do. ...Read more

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I had hpt after 12 days of IUI n its negative. Can it be a false nrgative? M I testing early or dats the final

I had hpt after 12 days of IUI n its negative. Can it be a false nrgative? M I testing early or dats the final

Test 14 days after: You may be testing too early - a home pregnancy test could turn positive 12 days after an iui, but it's more reliable 14 days after your IUI (or 14 days after your second IUI if you did two days of iuis in a row). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Undergoing assisted iui, what can I do to increase my chances of successful impantation, both n, I am 43 we are fertile, 1st IUI failed, try again?

Undergoing assisted iui, what can I do to increase my chances of successful impantation, both n, I am 43 we are fertile, 1st IUI failed, try again?

Age is a factor: Being 43 is a factor - you have lower numbers of genetically normal eggs even if your testing looks good. In vitro fertilization (ivf) may be a better option than IUI treatment if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. Some 43 year olds need to use an egg donor instead of trying with their own eggs. Talk to your doctor about options and success rates. ...Read more

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What is artificial insemination?

What is artificial insemination?

Sperm into uterus: Iui is process of putting prepared sperm in the uterine cavity. Used to treat poor mucus, mild male factor, unexplained infertility-ui, single women or lesbians and sometimes when couple cannot have sex themselves. It works but less than natural intercourse in fertile couples. Often we add superovulation. Works best when ui and normal tests. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is intravaginal insemination possible at home?

Is intravaginal insemination possible at home?

Yes but cumbersome: If the person knows how to do it
semen has to be put deep in vagina close to cervix. ...Read more

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L have light bleeding today n it is my 2 weeks after insemination is it normal o what?

L have light bleeding today n it is my 2 weeks after insemination is it normal o what?

Play it safe: Call your doctor. It could be nothing but it is always better to be safe than sorry particularly after all the effort of artificial insemination. ...Read more

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If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

Probably not: I presume you are considering intrauterine insemination (IUI). For that you would need specialized sperm selection media, an incubator, and an insemination catheter at least. Trying to perform an insemination with a simple 5 c syringe is unlikely to be successful. ...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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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