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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 expect the washed sperms will not live longer than 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. .. ...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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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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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 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. ...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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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 ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am 34yr old F with diminished ovarian reserve. Husband has 92% abnormal sperms. Have 4 failed IUIs and 1 failed IVF. Can we ever have our own child?

I am 34yr old F with diminished ovarian reserve. Husband has 92% abnormal sperms. Have 4 failed IUIs and 1 failed IVF. Can we ever have our own child?

Tough to say: The odds are against you, but statistically, with the numbers you have provided, there is always a chance, albeit small. Keep trying and keep seeing the fertility specialsit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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