Benison IVF – Infertility Specialist

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IUI, or Intrauterine Insemination, is a popular and effective treatment process for infertility. In this artificial insemination, washed and concentrated sperm is directly placed in the uterus around the ovulation period to initiate pregnancy. Doctors can coordinate the IUI treatment, as per your normal cycle, or by administering fertility medications, according to the causes of your infertility.

We at Benison IVF have expert specialists to provide effective IUI treatment. Our clinic’s highly trained and experienced fertility doctors employ the latest technology to offer the best infertility treatment. We are among India’s most trusted fertility centres, with highly qualified embryologists in the team. Rely on us to improve your chances of conception, as our fertility treatments have proven to have a higher success rate.

Why Need An IUI Treatment?

Your inability to conceive may vary according to different reasons. These may be as follows:

  • Cervical stenosis or abnormalities: If the woman’s cervix is scarred or abnormally shaped, it prevents the sperm from entering the uterus. It is common in women who have had cervix surgeries like cone biopsy, cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure [LEEP], etc. In such cases, IUI is a preferred method.

  • Endometriosis-related infertility: Endometriosis may cause problems such as irregular menstrual cycle, abdominal pain, inflammation in the pelvis, etc. It results in obstructions in conceiving. Medication and IUI treatment is a good way to treat your infertility in such a situation.

  • Donor sperm: IUI is an effective fertility treatment if a couple wants to use the sperm of a third person. The process is known as donor insemination (DI), where the sperm is quarantined for at least six months before the IUI treatment. This IUI process is needed when the male partner has no sperm, the sperm quality is low, or when in vitro fertilisation is not an option. Using donor sperm can also be a good option if the man has certain genetic diseases he does not want to pass on to his children. Single, divorced, or widowed women who are not willing to invasive procedures can also consider this treatment.

  • Mild male factor infertility (subfertility): The semen analysis is done to find sperm motility or weak sperm movement, morphology or abnormal sperm sizes and shapes, and below-average sperm concentrations. IUI treatment is the most effective fertility treatment to overcome such male infertility issues.

  • Semen allergy: Semen allergy, even though rare, is a cause of infertility. Simply, allergies to proteins in semen can cause infertility. If your female partner has a semen allergy, it can cause redness, burning, and swelling in the vagina after intercourse. Condoms can help prevent such issues. However, this can also cause infertility. You must consider IUI treatment in such cases since the proteins in semen that cause allergy are removed before the sperm is placed.

  • Ovulatory factor infertility: If you have ovulation disorder, you might experience infertility. An IUI treatment, along with ovulation ……… is the best way to conceive.

  • Unexplained infertility: Often, infertility in couples is unexplained. Doctors suggest an IUI treatment along with ovulation-inducing medications.

  • Vaginismus & Dyspareunia: Vaginismus refers to involuntary muscle spasms of the vaginal wall that can make penetration painful. Women not having a fully formed vagina (vaginal agenesis) or developing a membrane blocking the vaginal opening (imperforate hymen) could cause dyspareunia. These conditions can cause infertility. IUI treatment is reliable in such cases.

As one of the leading fertility centres in India, we have earned a solid reputation for offering excellence. Reach out to us to learn more about male and female infertility causes.

How To Prepare For The IUI Treatment?

Intrauterine insemination, or the IUI treatment, is based on several procedures to prepare your body to conceive. The steps to follow for the IUI treatment are –

  • Semen sample preparation: The doctors ask the man to provide a semen sample at only certified and licensed labs. The case is the same if you are using a donor’s sperm. The semen is washed and prepared for the fertilisation process in the IVF clinic. After the sperm is washed, we choose and place high-quality, active sperm for IUI treatment to increase the chances of pregnancy.

  • Ovulation monitoring: Timing is crucial in IUI treatment. Therefore it is essential to monitor the signs of ovulation. Doctors generally use an imaging method, a transvaginal ultrasound, for monitoring follicular growth. Once the follicle matures, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is injected for final maturation and follicular rupture to release the female eggs.

  • Optimal timing determination: In most cases, IUI is conducted thirty to forty hours after applying HCG injections. The doctor will provide you with a time planner so you know the procedure timing and what to expect from the treatment.

  • Luteal Phase Support: Once the IUI treatment is done, the doctor might recommend some medications to support the pregnancy.

What To Expect In The IUI Treatment?

The intrauterine insemination procedure takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes after the sample is prepared. Specialists, doctors, and nurses are appointed to perform the IUI treatment.

Step-by-step IUI procedure 

You are expected to lie down on the examination table with your legs in stirrups during the IUI procedure. The doctors insert a speculum into the vagina. The procedure that follows is given below:

  • The embryologist inserts the prepared semen of the healthy sperm into a catheter. The catheter is a long, thin, and flexible tube for sperm insemination in the IUI treatment.

  • The doctor then passes the catheter into your vagina through the cervical opening.

  • The sperm sample is pushed into your uterus through the catheter.

  • Once the procedure is completed, the doctors remove the catheter and the speculum.

Post-IUI procedure

After the IUI treatment, the doctor will advise you to take rest for a brief period. You can get back to your normal routine a few days later. You may observe light spotting for a day or two immediately after the procedure.

After the IUI procedure, your infertility specialists recommend waiting for at least one to two weeks before an at-home pregnancy test. Testing immediately after the treatment may come with a false-negative or false-positive test result.

  • False-negative test results: Pregnancy hormones in your body can’t be measured accurately immediately after the IUI treatment. Even if you are pregnant, a pregnancy test at an early stage might show a negative result.

  • False-positive test results: If you are prescribed ovulation-inducing medication such as HCG, the immediate result may be a positive pregnancy test after the treatment. Medication may still be working on your body and, as a consequence, would show a wrong positive result.

The doctors at Benison IVF and health care clinic suggest a home kit test at least one to two weeks after the IUI treatment. If the IUI treatment fails, you might try IUI again before choosing other fertility treatments.

Objective of the IUI treatment 

The primary objective of the IUI treatment is to increase the number of healthy sperms to reach the fallopian tubes so it may achieve pregnancy. The treatment is an advantageous one to give a head start to the sperm to fertilise the egg. Also, the treatment is less invasive and expensive than other fertility treatments. Learn more about the best IUI treatment by consulting us.

Advantages of IUI treatment 

IUI is considered the most simple yet effective medical way to treat infertility. The following are the advantages of the IUI treatment:

  • IUI treatment is relatively affordable.

  • It is less stressful to your body compared to other infertility treatments.

  • Washing the male semen increases the chances of collecting healthy sperm to fertilise the female eggs. It helps in removing infectious agents, prostaglandins, non-motile spermatozoa, antigenic proteins, immature germ cells, etc., from the sperm, which can cause infertility. The washing procedure enhances sperm quality as the dead sperm and debris are removed.

  • The success rate of IUI treatment is higher than that of conceiving with regular sexual intercourse.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound guidance is not necessary for the procedure. The doctor injects the sperm into the uterus using a catheter.

  • The procedure does not take more than 5 to 10 minutes, and there is no need to rest for a long time. The recovery period in IUI treatment is less than in others.

  • There is no need for anaesthesia in the entire IUI treatment as it is a painless procedure.

Consult us to get more information about the advantages of choosing this treatment.  

Success rate of the IUI treatment

The success rate of the IUI treatment may vary depending on the quality of the sperm, egg, and other coexisting factors leading to infertility. Generally, the success rate of the IUI treatment may scale up to 30% per attempt. We recommend at least three to four cycles of the IUI treatment before considering other fertility treatments. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment with our doctors. Contact us now if you are looking for the best IUI center near me.

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