IUI stands for Intra Uterine Insemination. Performance: Through the cervix a very thin flexible catheter is threaded and then a washed sperm is directly injected into the uterus. The whole process doesn?t take very long. A process that maybe takes a couple of minutes (60-90 seconds for the catheter and then the sperm injection to be introduced and to remove the catheter another 60-90 seconds), usually required by it is the insertion of a speculum and later the catheter and it is done slowly to reduce the discomfort. A tenaculum is used to hold the cervix sometimes, when the cervix is hard to reach. This makes the process a bit more uncomfortable. Shown below is a typical Tomcat catheter.
Through a catheter when sperm are washed and placed into the uterus then that procedure is called IUI which stands for Intra Uterine Insemination. By masturbation, the male partner produces a semen sample. Separated from the prostaglandins, white blood cells, seminal plasma and other debris is the sperm which are filtered out during natural intercourse. Into the woman?s vagina a speculum is inserted and a catheter with an attached syringe which contains the washed sperm is inserted into the uterus through the cervix. The catheter and the speculum are removed when the specimen (prepared semen) is injected.
Atleast one tube which is open / patent
Ovulation by ultrasound scan
Good sperm count / motility
Good endometrial lining
Consultation with a lswarya Doctor
Before treatment start, you will discussmedical history and the treatment processincluding risk and side effects kith your doctor
After your baseline scans, injections will stimulate your ovaries to develop multiple eggs
Regular scans and blood test allow us to monitor your ovanan response to the drug
When hormones are at the right levels another injection will trigger the eggs to mature
Egg collection and sperm collection
Eggs are collected via a needle passed through the vagina whilst you are under sedation. A semen sample is required on the day of egg collection
Fertilization and embryo development
Eggs and sperm are placed P an incubator to fertilize. Embryo development is monitored by CRGH embryologist
The best ennbryo(s) 6 /are transferred back into the uterus. Any suitable embryo not transferred can be
frozen for Later use
Patient takes a pregnancy test 16 days after embryo transfer. At this stage we will arrange appropriate support.