IUI is the treatment option which is given to both men and women when they are dealing with issues of infertility. Well, there are different cases in which the treatment can be used. In this guide, we will tell you whether the treatment is the best option available to treat the issue of infertility.
What is IUI?
IUI procedure has been in use for many years. IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is a procedure in which sperm is placed directly into the uterus which has been washed in the laboratory. The sperm is placed by using a catheter which is then passed by the cervix. In some cases, if the cause of infertility is not severe then a doctor might recommend this option before IVF.
When the woman is about to ovulate the insemination is performed. Also, the women are given ovarian stimulation fertility medications so that egg production is increased and get matured on time. You can say this is the first fertility treatment which the doctor can suggest you as it is simple and also the chances of pregnancy are increased.
Who can undergo the treatment of IUI?
IUI is often given to the women for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or ovulation issue because fertility medications make the cycle regular.
IUI also increase the chances of pregnancy in women with unexplained infertility or mild endometriosis.
IUI is also used to deal with the cervical issue which includes scars from previous surgery or abnormal development of the vagina. These things affect the passage of the sperm.
IUI is also an option for overweight women.
If both fallopian tubes are blocked or even of them is blocked.
It is not recommended for women with:
- Endometriosis: Moderate to severe
- Pelvic infection
- Infertility for more than 4 years
- If you are facing any issue you can seek medical advice from our gynae.
For Male issues
- The IUI treatment is a good choice is the sperm of the male partner is normal or if there are mild infertility issues like the sperm count is a little below average or sperm shape is not proper.
- It also helps people who are suffering from ejaculation issue.
- Before the cancer treatment if men have frozen their sperm to preserve fertility then IUI works best.
For Women and Men
IUI is the first option along with medication to make the egg mature if the case is unexplained infertility. IUI is commonly when there is no fertility issue which includes a couple of same-sex couples as well as single women, who need donor sperm.
What is the IUI success rate?
The success depends on age, infertility, use of fertility drugs and how many cycles are performed.
To know more about the treatment you can visit our IUI centre and know more about the treatment.