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IUI - Intrauterine Insemination and You

IUI - What is it?

IUI is the process of placing washed and processed sperm (with heightened potency) in the woman's uterus at the time of ovulation, under the influence of fertility drugs(human chorionic gonadotrophin) .

How is IUI different from IVF?

In IVF the ovum and the sperm are fertilised outside of the uterus in a lab and then placed in the uterus after fertilising. In IUI the fertilisation takes place in the womb itself.

Why would one need IUI?
  • IUI would benefit you of the male partner has borderline low motile sperm count.
  • You cannot have sex due to disabilities or injuries.
  • The female partner has Endometriosis.
What are the prerequisites for IUI?

The female partner must have at least one healthy, unscarred fallopian tube to make it possible for the egg to travel to the uterus.

How is IUI done?

IUI is carried out in the following steps :-

  • Deciding whether to use fertility drugs is an important step to begin with. If only the make partner is the cause of infertility the female partner may not use fertility drugs lest it increase the chances of multiple pregnancy. A multiple pregnancy, especially at an advanced age increases the chance of miscarriage.
  • Ultrasound to determine the position and maturity of the egg is carried out so the right time for the placement of sperm can be estimated.
  • The sperm is placed near the egg for maximise fertilisation probability.
What are the success rates for IUI?

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar is known as the Infertility doctor in India with the highest success rates. The average percent success rates depend on the age of the woman patients. As seen among thousands of patients the rates are the highest asking women in their early thirties and decline in late thirties.

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar is a IVF doctor in Mumbai, India, who combines high level of medical expertise with the latest IVF treatment related medical technology to offer high success rates among Infertility treatments. For more information or consultation please write to info@nanditapalshetkar.com

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