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Lifespan Of Frozen Iui Sperm
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
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
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
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
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
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
Second iui, this time no pains, after procedure, first one pains, right after and - results, is this a good thing? 2 follicles 2.1 2.3 sperm 51mill.
Looks good: The follicles are a good size and the sperm count is good. Good luck with the cycle. ...Read more
I would like to know what are the chances that a wrong sperm gets used in IUI procedure. How do we be careful that such a mishap does not happen.
AI: It is impossible to say that it can not happen, but using a reliable certified lab should diminish the chances to a minimum of that happening. ...Read more
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
Yes: Not bad. Successful pregnancies have been achieved with numbers much lower than this. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
Husbands sperm count of 39 million with 80% motility and 10% abnormal sperms. Is this good enough for an iui?
Sperms: Yes this looks like pretty good ejaculate. ...Read more
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
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
We had IUI today with 29 million washed sperm count and 2 good follicles. Wife is 34 years old. Good chance for success?
Please explain if it is possible to retrieve sperm from a man who has recently had a vasectomy to use in an IUI procedure?
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
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?
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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