IUI is a fertility procedure that involves injecting sperm directly into a woman's uterus.
Sperm must travel from the vaginal canal to the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes during natural conception. IUI involves "washing" and concentrating sperm before injecting them directly into the uterus, bringing them closer to the egg.
Certain couples who have had trouble getting pregnant may benefit from this procedure.
Benefits of IUI:
It has a lower level of intrusion.
When compared to IVF or ICSI, it is less expensive.
Reduced physical stress
Prostaglandins, pathogenic agents, antigenic proteins, non-motile spermatozoa, immature germ cells, and other contaminants are removed during the washing process, resulting in quality sperm. This also improves sperm quality by reducing the development of free oxygen radicals following sperm preparation.
When compared to regular sexual intercourse, IUI treatment has an extremely high success rate.
The doctor inserts the catheter into the vagina and cervix with transvaginal ultrasound guidance or without it. The doctor then guides the catheter through the cervical canal to the top of the uterus and either the right or left fallopian tube. The sperm is then injected.
The doctor inserts the catheter into the vagina and cervix, either with or without transvaginal ultrasound guidance. The doctor then inserts the catheter into the cervical canal and directs it towards the uterus's top and either the right or left fallopian tube. Finally, the sperm is inserted into the uterus via the catheter.
The procedure will only take 15 to 20 minutes, and you will be instructed to wait in the recovery room for 20 minutes before leaving.
Anesthesia is not required for this treatment. It is not a painful procedure.
Success Rate Of IUI:
IUI has a unique effect on each couple, making it difficult to predict success. The following are some of the factors that influence the outcome:
the cause of infertility
the usage of fertility medications
other reproductive issues that need to be addressed
The chances of getting pregnant after IUI vary depending on why you require reproductive therapy. Women over 40 and women who have not gotten pregnant after three cycles of IUI have lower success rates with IUI. To determine if this is a good option for you, discuss your expected success rate with your fertility professional.
Is IUI A Painful Procedure?
The IUI treatment is quick and painless. When the speculum is put, you can feel some slight discomfort, and when the catheter passes through the cervix, you might feel some cramping. The soreness is just transient and should subside once the operation is completed.