What is IUI?
IUI treatment involves pushing the washed prepared sperm into the utreus by using a plastic catheter. IUI is done during the time of ovulation.
Why IUI is done?
3rd Party reproduction
Preparation for IUI
At the beginning of menstrual cycle ultrasound scan is done and medicines are started for ovarian stimulation (follicular growth). Follicular growth is tracked by scans 3 - 4 times in the next 10 days. Once the follicles are matured Inj. HCG is given for timing ovulation. Then IUI is done 24 - 48 hrs after HCG Inj.
Sperm sample is collected by ejaculating in a clean container given in the clinic. Clinic provides a room to collect the semen sample.
Semen sample collected by the husband is processed in the andrology laboratory. Semen is washed, filtered and a concentrated solution containing most active motile sperms is pushed into the uterus.
The success rate of IUI varies from 10% to 20% depending on the female age, husband's sperm parameters and cause of infertility.