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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
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