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After IUI what is the time gap allowed for intercourse?

After IUI what is the time gap allowed for intercourse?

Whenever: I let my patients have sex whenever. That way you don't know if IUI or regular sex causes the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Smith
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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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Ovulated with 21mm follicle, timed intercourse but no pregnancy. This cycle going for iui... Will this increase the odds? Dh sperm count 38million..

Depends: Depends on your diagnosis. Iui may not improve pregnancy rates for all women (ie those that do not ovulate and partner has a normal sperm count during first few cycles of therapy) but is certainly beneficial for unexplained infertility, minimal endometriosis and some other diagnoses. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for an IUI on tuesday. I have to get an hcginjection tonight, sunday, at 10pm. Can my husband and i still have intercourse?

I am scheduled for an IUI on tuesday. I have to get an hcginjection tonight, sunday, at 10pm. Can my husband and i still have intercourse?

Yes, but when?: Abstinence before IUI varies based on semen number/quality. I agree that usually 3-5 days are ideal and sometimes 7 days when numbers low after sperm wash, etc. Intercourse after the IUI does not hurt and may help a small bit. Always check with your medical team for directions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Preparing for IUI and taking menopur daily. Is intercourse advisable at anytime during the stimulation of follicles?

Yes, unless advised: Most couples doing IUI cycles with ovulation induction medications should have intercourse 2-3 x a week to cover you if you ovulate early, and to 'keep his sperm specimen fresh'. With injectable medicines like Menopur you have more potential to make too many eggs than with Clomid (clomiphene) / Letrozole tablets, so your clinic will monitor you and tell you not to have intercourse if you over-respond to shots. ...Read more

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Why would an IUI without washing/cleaning the sperm be dangerous? Why could it cause shock? R sperm naturally cleaned during travel w intercourse?

Why would an IUI without washing/cleaning the sperm be dangerous? Why could it cause shock? R sperm naturally cleaned during travel w intercourse?

High volume antigens: During the iui, you are being exposed to a large amount of "foreign" material very quickly. With sex, the vagina delivers the sperm to the cervix slowly. Most of the semen which nourishes the sperm is left behind. With washing, you are reducing the semen delivery while maximizing the delivery of high quality sperm. ...Read more

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When I have IUI done will sperm be closer to eggs .then if I would had intercourse?

Closer, yes: IUI--intrauterine insemination--is a procedure that deposits sperm in a woman's uterus. During regular intercourse, sperm are ejaculated into the vagina and must move up through the vagina and cervix to reach the uterus. Fertilization usually occurs in the ampulla of Vater, which is even further "upstream." The advantage of IUI is it bypasses the vagina and cervix (distance, pH, mucous, etc.). ...Read more

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Had more than 6 follicles took fostimon injection with no oral med on CD11&12 no IUI trying with natural intercourse hw is the chances of pregnancy?

Had more than 6 follicles took fostimon injection with no oral med on CD11&12 no IUI trying with natural intercourse hw is the chances of pregnancy?

Need More Info: Just based on your age alone, your chances of pregnancy are good. Several factors actually decide success rate. The cause of your decreased fertility is important. if it is endometriosis, than it may be slightly lower as factors unknown to us as of yet make success rates lower in patients with endometriosis. I would say doing an IUI helps in improving success rate of a stimulated cycle. Good luck ...Read more

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I had an IUI Sunday after Clomid (clomiphene) and an HCG trigger Saturday morning. The doctor recommended intercourse that night and the next 2 but we didnt.. does that affect the success of the IUI greatly?

I had an IUI Sunday after Clomid (clomiphene) and an HCG trigger Saturday morning. The doctor recommended intercourse that night and the next 2 but we didnt.. does that affect the success of the IUI greatly?

Probably not ...: But we expect that everything that is recommended in a complicated protocol targeted to such a valuable (and expensive) outcome as a desired pregnancy should be followed! I know you want to be reassured that you didn't "blow it", and you probably didn't. My strong advice, however, would be to follow ALL your recommendations as closely as possible! Best wishes:) ...Read more

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What is the success rates of IUI and treatment times?

No generic answer: It depends most strongly on age of the female partner, which/whether meds for ovulation induction are used, and only third on what the sperm counts in the IUI are. ...Read more

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Trying for child #2. 1st one conceived naturally after trying 4 yrs. Two yrs in this time, 3unsuccessful IUIs. 36yrs old/healthy. Can't afford IVF. ?

Trying for child #2. 1st one conceived naturally after trying 4 yrs. Two yrs in this time, 3unsuccessful IUIs.  36yrs old/healthy.  Can't afford IVF. ?

Be patient: Just because it took you longer to conceive the natural way first time, doesn't necessary mean it needs to take that long the second time. There are no set rules. There are check lists for trying to conceive in the blog for which a link has been provided for your review. Good luck:) ...Read more

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Best time to have IUI after positive opk?

1-2 days later: The kit means you will ovulate 1-2 days later. That is generally the best time for iui. Better to be a little early than a little late since the sperm stay around a little later than the eggs. ...Read more

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How many IUI procedures with injectables do you do before it's time to move on?

Depends: Iui(intrauterine insemination) is a procedure that has been utilized to help couples become pregnant. Unfortunately, no one can make that decision for you...The only rate limiting factor would be financial i suppose. However, try this...Take some time away from the stress that the experience is generating and try just to enjoy the art of conception; plenty of children were conceived this way. ...Read more

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I rec. Iui yesterday after start of ovulatation, does this help or hinder our success rate? 1st time was before ovulation(24h) was neg.

I rec. Iui yesterday after start of  ovulatation, does this help or hinder our success rate?  1st time was before ovulation(24h) was neg.

No difference: The egg may be fertile for up to 72 hrs after ovulation. It may not be in the tube for some hours, either. Stats not much different for before and after if sperm count is really good. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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