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IUI Treatment – Intra Uterine Insemination

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IUI (Intra Uterine Insemination)

Intra Uterine Insemination is a treatment used for treating infertility. It involves placing male sperms directly inside a women’s uterus to facilitate fertilisation.

The goal of IUI is to increase the number of sperms that reach the fallopian tubes thus increasing the chances of fertilisation. Women with severe endometriosis or a history of pelvic adhesions are advised not to undergo this treatment.

What does IUI involve?

The Following steps take place under IUI:

  • Semen Samples are collected by the Andrologist from the male partner.
  • The next Step involves Washing, processing and concentrating the semen, allowing only the healthiest and mobile sperms to fertilise the eggs.
  • To ensure the timing is just right for the IUI procedure, the female partner is monitors by the doctors for signs of ovulation.
  • The procedure itself take a very short amount of time. The semen is the inseminated into the fallopian tube to fertilise the eggs.
  • Once the procedure is over the patient is asked to lie on her back for a while. The patient can go about her normal daily activities.


IUI is a minutely interfering and safe procedure. Some women might experience mild cramps similar to menstrual cramps post insemination. During the stimulated IUI cycle, there are high chances of ovarian hyperstimulation and multiple pregnancies.
The entire procedure of IUI is usually painless, however. However, few women may experience some cramping which might be ovulation related.
The following factors determine a successful IUI treatment:
  1. Age of female
  2. Using any form of ovarian stimulation
  3. Cervical Factors
  4. Fallopian tube anatomy
  5. Endometriosis
  6. Male partner’s sperm quality & number

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First step towards infertility is correct diagnosis and NOT treatment.