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Sperm count 66million with post wash motility of 50% is this good number for doing iui?

Sperm count 66million with post wash motility of 50% is this good number for doing iui?

Yes: Not bad. Successful pregnancies have been achieved with numbers much lower than this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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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Can still perform IUI even low sperm count?

Can still perform IUI even low sperm count?

Yes: As long as tubes are open, you can. However the chance of pregnancy varies. Generally IUI is not very successful when the number of moving sperm (total motile sperm) is less than 10 million. Usually that is a reason to do ivf with icsi. ...Read more

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Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Good sperm count but sperm have morphology shape can IUI help.

Yes: Abnormal morphology can be improved with antioxidant nutritional therapy. Evaluation by a urologist may reveal a large varicocele and if corrected it will improve the morphology also. Intrauterine insemination seems to help with pregnancies when abnormal morphology exists. ...Read more

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Are the chances of a successful IUI higher when the sperm count is very good?

Are the chances of a successful IUI higher when the sperm count is very good?

Yes: Success rates are better with normal sperm counts. However, most studies suggest that once you have over 10-20 million moving sperm in the IUI specimen then the pregnancy rates are the same. Counts of <1 million sperm are much less likely to result in pregnancy. Counts of > 1million and < 5 million can lead to pregnancy but again higher is better. My record low count was 50, 000 for an IUI baby. ...Read more

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Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Can IUI help to impregnate even low sperm count and low motility?

Depends how low. ..: In general intrauterine insemination (iui) may help with mild to moderate sperm problems but ivf with icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is better for severe sperm problems. If semen analysis shows total motile counts (tmc) of less than 10 million on more than one sa, or IUI preparations have less than 2 million 'postwash' tmc (after the sperm is prepared) on a regular basis, icsi is needed. ...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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1) How long does swim-up washed sperm live inside a women after IUI? 2) I had 2 mature follicles and hubby's sperm count was 82milion. Will I succeed

1) How long does swim-up washed sperm live inside a women after IUI? 2) I had 2 mature follicles and hubby's sperm count was 82milion. Will I succeed

Washed sperm: Washed sperm can live for 24 hours inside the genital tract. As for success, that depends on many factors. If looking only at sperm counts, 82 million is a good number that carries a better chance for pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Planning on getting IUI how it work husband sperm count good both tube open?

Planning on getting IUI how it work husband sperm count good both tube open?

IUI: Intrauterine insemination is a procedure in which sperm is prepped placed in a catheter and deposited in the uterus overcoming the cervical barrier. The procedure is simple and painless. After the procedure you will lie on the bed for 10 mins. ...Read more

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I'm a polycystic ovarian also my hubby's sperm count is also low. Did IUI 3 times but didn't conceive. What can I do?

Well, there is: Always in vitro. One thing is your husbands testosterone level. If low this can affect the sperm count. Also, 30 % of women w/pcos will ovulate on metformin at 1500mg, this may help you as well with some weight loss, if needed. If testosterone replacement helps your husband and metfrormin helps you, it may be a winner, otherwise the IUI should do it at some point, good luck. ...Read more

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My hubby has low sperm count, last year I had miscarriage should I go for IUI, because I am trying from almost one year but still not conceived?

See fertility Dr.: You may well be candidate for IUI. This needs to be performed by a trained gynecologist. Certainly not a complicated procedure, however semen needs to be as fresh as possible & thus produced immediately before IUI. ...Read more

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I'm TTC from past 1yr. April16 hsg test done 1tube block 1open. Hubby 35million sperm count and mortality 40-70%.dr did IUI still not preg. Pls suggest?

Keep trying: Even if you have an IUI at exactly the right time, the chance of you conceiving in a given cycle is less than 50%. You might try several months in a row. If this doesn't work, then the next step would be to consider IVF. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective would IUI be with just one follicle : 17 mm on Day 10?? Husbands sperm count: normal. I was a poor responder to 3 cycles of Clomid (clomiphene).

How effective would IUI be with just one follicle : 17 mm on Day 10?? Husbands sperm count: normal. I was a poor responder to 3 cycles of Clomid (clomiphene).

Debatable: The effectiveness of IUI with a normal semen analysis. Clomid (clomiphene) does create a mucous problem in about 40% of patients so IUI can make sense if that is the stim drug. Letrozole on the other hand does not cause a mucous problem. In our opinion, IUI is not helpful in this case. In conclusion, if Clomid (clomiphene) is your drug, IUI can be helpful and likely would yield a PR of 8-13%/cycle. Good Luck ...Read more

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My hubby penis dint become hard during sex is there any solution to it? We decided to have IUI is this a better decision his sperm count is good

My hubby penis dint become hard during sex is there any solution to it? We decided to have IUI is this a better decision his sperm count is good

Yes: There are many physical and emotional causes for this. Common ones are tobacco, alcohol, medication, stress, anxiety. It usually resolves spontaneously, but if not, check w/his doctor. Don't fall prey to internet or tv scams. ...Read more

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Hi im 29 with PCOS. Had 4 failed IUI cycles, 1 with Clomid 50mg, 1 with Clomid 100mg + Femera 5mg + estradiol 0.5 mg 7 days. 2 cycles Puregon 75ml with porgesterone 200mg. Sperm 6-11 Mill post wash. Need help on next steps i.e diff Meds or IVF? Thx.

Hi im 29 with PCOS. Had 4 failed IUI cycles, 1 with Clomid 50mg, 1 with Clomid 100mg + Femera 5mg + estradiol 0.5 mg 7 days. 2 cycles Puregon 75ml with porgesterone 200mg. Sperm 6-11 Mill post wash. Need help on next steps i.e diff Meds or IVF? Thx.

This is complicated!: Try a Virtual Consult with one of our gyno specialists? Also, ask YOUR fertility specialist what point (s) in the process they think this failed and what's the next step. Also, if they're monitoring your natural progesterone levels, are they consistent with ovulation? External progesterone helps maintain pregnancy but won't help trigger ovulation. IVF requires healthy ova for success. ...Read more

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What's the life of a frozen donor sperm after IUI?

What's the life of a frozen donor sperm after IUI?

Sperm life: Most sperm can survive in the uterus for 4-5 days, whether fresh or previously frozen. ...Read more

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What is the amount of sperms needed to carry out IUI?

1: It only takes 1 sperm to fertilize the egg. Schedule a semen analysis. Then the number and quality of sperm can be analyzed to determine if criteria is met for IUI ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low sperm morphology and iui?

Maybe nothing: When doing iui, you should try to have greater than or equal to 5 million total motile normal sperm post wash. Generally with those numbers, as long as nothing else is wrong, you should have a good chance of conception with iui. Good luck. ...Read more

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In how many cycles of IUI with donor sperm usually give success?

See answer: The overall success rate for IUI is ~10-20% per menstrual cycle and closer to 20% if fertility drugs are used by the female. Success dependent on many factors: age of woman, volume of semen, total sperm count, total sperm motility count, presence of ovulation problems, etc. If no success after 3-6 cycles, consideration should be given to other options such as ivf. ...Read more

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With IUI, do they use all of the ejaculated sperm or just some of it?

Here are some. ..: You will get surer answer from the doctor performing IUI Known to us, IUI is done for male infertility with slow sperm count & / or motility with less expense & less cumbersome in procedure. The donor's semen is specially washed in lab to separate sperms from seminal fluid so to maximize sperm concentration and to optimize fertilization while the recipient is ovulating. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Went through iui today. How long does it take the for sperm to reach the egg?

Went through iui today. How long does it take the for sperm to reach the egg?

Hard to say, but...: The sperms from IUI have a shorter distance to reach a timely waiting eggs inside Fallopian tube than those naturally inseminated through intercourse. If every things fall correctly, within one day fertilization takes place. IUI is much less recommended for women of >40. More? Just ask the treating doc. Best wishes to succeeding in getting pregnancy. ...Read more

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After iui can sperm come out?

After iui can sperm come out?

Yes, need just one: Out thousands several will go the target the ovum, but need just one. Good Luck ...Read more

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Does anyone know about how much an IUI is done with frozen sperm?

Does anyone know about how much an IUI is done with frozen sperm?

Cost varies: A basic IUI costs between $500-$900. If the sperm has to be purchased from a sperm bank, then there is an extra cost for the sperm. The prices vary depending upon your geographic location. ...Read more

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How long will my husbands washed sperm live inside me after IUI?

Typical: Healthy sperm typically live anywhere from 2-5 days in a woman's cervix and uterus. ...Read more

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Active sperm motility 20%, sluggish 15%, can I do iui?

Sure: That should be adequate
howevera better predictor of IUI success is when they analyze the sperm after washing it. ...Read more

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Is it worthwhile to do a 5th iui with unexplained infertility? Wife 34 years old and sperm counts are high.

Iui: Depends on whether her follicles are adequate. IUI basically bypasses the vagina, cervix and allow a higher volume or count in the uterus. After 3-4 IUI sometimes might consider ruling out endometriosis etc as a cause which may require a laparoscopy. Or in vitro fertilization. Has her antimullerian hormone been checked as well bc of age. ...Read more

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I had my first IUI on friday, but according to bbts didn't ovulate until sunday. How long can washed sperm survive?

I had my first IUI on friday, but according to bbts didn't ovulate until sunday. How long can washed sperm survive?

In teh cervix: They survive mostly between 48-72 hours. As an aside, BBT is not a very reliable way to time IUI unless your cycles are like clockwork. ...Read more

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How many days of absistence is ideal before IUI for my husband? Heard too much abstinence can cause dead sperm cells?

Here are some. ..: There has been no answer for everything. After taking IUI as a serious, important step to assist infertility, one should graciously follow instructions from the treating Doc to control desire and refrain from intercourse with unknown consequence. It's not wise to seek different opinion what you like to hear. So, just follow the instructions which may slightly vary among different programs. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure?

Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure?

Yes: It is generally possible to recover live sperm form a man post-vasectomy. There often is not enough to use for an iui, though, so ivf may be needed. ...Read more

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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