IUI is one of the most common fertility treatments, which involves placement of the prepared sperm from the male partner, into the uterus by means of a small plastic catheter around the time of egg release or ovulation.
Indications for IUI include:
Low sperm count or poor quality
Male sexual disorders such as impotence or premature ejaculation
Steps Involved In IUI
Oral agents such as Clomiphene or Letrozole or Injectable gonadotropins are given to increase hormones FSH and LH which leads to development of eggs in the ovaries (egg bags).
Serial transvaginal ultrasound scans are done to monitor the growth of these follicles on a regular basis known as follicular tracking. Usually 3-4 scans are needed.
Once the follicles have reached 18-20 mm size the patient is given trigger injection of HCG for follicular rupture and egg release.
Special preparation techniques for used by our andrologist for separation of healthy and most motile sperms for artificial insemination. The procedure of insemination is not at all painful and takes only a few minutes. The prepared sperm sample is inserted inside the womb with the help of a fine soft catheter. Following the procedure, patient is advised to lie down for 15-20 minutes.
The couple is then advised to attend the clinic after 2 weeks for test to confirm pregnancy.