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

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

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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I took the trigger shot on Jul20th 24 hrs prior to having my IUI procedure. I took a test today & it was positive. Is it most likely accurate ?

Pregnancy positive ?: The "trigger shot:" induces ovulation, but it consists of a hormone which will test positive for pregnancy, so while you may be pregnant, the pregnancy will not test positive so quickly, and the test probably represents the hormone in the trigger shot, not a pregnancy. Wait two weeks and test again. If positive, you are most probably pregnant. ...Read more

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Will iui work for me at 38 years. My husband has Ed so we've never had sex. Am technically a virgin. Will that be a problem with the procedure?

Yes it can : If your husband is able to masturbate then the IUI process can still work for you. You can still conceive at 38 years of age. Also, it doesn't matter if you're a virgin. They will need to use a speculum to perform the IUI so that may be slightly uncomfortable for you. Same thing they use to perform PAP smear. ...Read more

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How long should I wait for pregnancy symptoms after an IUI procedure?

How long should I wait for pregnancy symptoms after an IUI procedure?

3 weeks: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or insemination (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant. ...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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Is it safe to take garcinia camogia if your trying to get pregnant and doing the procedure iui?

Can't recommend: This is a botanical with some poorly-understood activities that's presently being promoted for weight reduction. A few people have apparently gotten sick off it, though most folks seem to tolerate it. I'd urge you instead (& i think most healthtap team members would agree) to undertake some real aerobic fitness along with dad-to-be; it may make becoming pregnant easier & will get u leaner as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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