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What is the lifespan of freshly washed sperm after IUI? I did IUI 24 hrs Post Ovidrel shot and I felt ovulation 38 hrs Post shot. Any Success Chances?

What is the lifespan of freshly washed sperm after IUI? I did IUI 24 hrs Post Ovidrel shot and I felt ovulation 38 hrs Post shot. Any Success Chances?

Here are some. ..: In real life, sperms may survive up to 3-7 days inside female genital tract after ejaculation. So, we may expecte the washed sperms will not live longer then the natural ones. But, it would be easier and practical to address this question to your attending doc of the event - IUI. For now, just sit tight, watch for pregnancy-related symptoms, and do pregnancy test timely. Best wish. ..

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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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.

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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.

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How many hours does a frozen thown sperm live in the uterus after IUI?

How many hours does a frozen thown sperm live in the uterus after IUI?

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...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