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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Treatment Centre in Delhi

Intrauterine Insemination Treatment Centre Delhi. The dream of becoming a parent is certainly a very special one. Every year, for one reason or the other, millions of parents face difficulties in realizing this dream. Assisted reproductive methods have really emerged as a boon for such couples. One of the most common and safest procedures among them is intrauterine insemination at the best Intrauterine Insemination Centre Delhi | Noida.

About IUI Treatment?

Intrauterine Insemination is a type of artificial insemination process and a subset of assisted-reproductive techniques. In it, the sperm are collected beforehand and inserted into the uterus of the woman, near the egg. Intrauterine Insemination involves ‘washing’ of the sperm, where the best quality sperm are extracted from the collected sample for the procedure. Since it is assisted, it removes the general distance a sperm has to travel under normal insemination, and thus improve the chances of fertilization.

Intrauterine Insemination is usually considered the first line of reproductive solution for couples who are having trouble getting pregnant from normal intercourse.

Reasons to Choose IUI Treatment?

Due to its simplicity and low risks, Intrauterine Insemination is suggested in many scenarios:

  • In case of an unexplained cause of infertility, IUI is generally recommended as the first treatment.
  • In women who have endometriosis or related conditions, IUI along with medically-induced ovulation is suggested.
  • For most cases of mild male infertility, IUI is recommended. Mild male infertility refers to situations like low sperm motility, poor sperm morphology, low sperm quantity etc. IUI concentrates the sperm in such cases and increases fertilization chances.
  • Normal insemination is not possible if the donor or frozen sperm has to be used. IUI is the first recommended artificial insemination method in such cases.
  • If the woman has ovulation issues which stops her from normally producing healthy eggs, IUI is employed (along with other treatment options).
  • Certain cervical factors, like thick cervical mucus, scarring in the cervix, etc., could obstruct the movement of sperm into the uterus and thus hinder fertilization. IUI can also be used in such cases.

Tips to Preparing for IUI Treatment

The preparation begins with the ovulation of the woman. In some cases, normal ovulation cycle of the woman is followed without any external medication. However, it is usually considered more efficient to stimulate ovulation in the woman with the help of medications. In either case, the ovulation cycle is tracked by the doctor using LH kits or transvaginal ultrasound tests. Sometimes, medications like HCG could be injected to stimulate the release of more than one eggs.

The release of eggs is the trigger point. The sperm is collected from the male partner for further processing. If the male’s sperm are not good quality or viable, donor or frozen sperm could also be used. The sperm then undergo a process known as “washing”. Here, the poor-quality sperm (bad morphology, bad motility etc.) and dead cells are removed, leaving behind a concentrated quantity of good-quality sperm. It is generally better to have a few high-quality sperm than many poor-quality ones. Around 24-36 hours after the ovulation is detected, the Intrauterine Insemination procedure begins at Intrauterine Insemination Treatment Centre Delhi/Noida.

IUI Procedure

On the day of the operation, the female is laid down on the table and stirrups are used on the legs to avoid any movement. A speculum might be inserted into the vagina to form a better passageway. Then, a long and thin catheter is inserted into the vagina through the cervical opening. On one end of the catheter, a vial containing the washed sperm is attached. Once the catheter reaches its proper position into the uterus, the vial pushes the sperm through the catheter and into the uterus. The catheter (and speculum) is then removed from the vagina.

Overall, the procedure takes only a few minutes to finish and is completely non-surgical. The procedure is generally painless and straightforward, though sometimes a patient might experience pain during the insertion. In such cases, specialized catheters are used which makes the insemination process easier at Intrauterine Insemination Treatment Centre Delhi/Noida

Risks and Effectiveness of IUI Treatment

Like all assisted reproductive techniques, there are always some risks. However, the probability of these risks is generally very small:

  • Medically-induced ovulation could produce multiple eggs, which in turn have some chances of causing multiple babies.
  • The catheter might cause mild vaginal bleeding known as spotting.
  • Bad reaction to fertility medications might cause ovarian hyperstimulation, leading to enlarged ovary and pain in abdomen.
  • Fertility medications might cause side-effects like dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea and weight gain.

Furthermore, Intrauterine Insemination is not recommended and/or wouldn’t be effective in following cases:

  • If both fallopian tubes have been removed or blocked.
  • If the fallopian tubes have some existing condition.
  • If the patient has had multiple pelvic infections in the past.
  • If the male partner has zero viable sperm (and the couple doesn’t want donor sperm).

Success Rate of IUI Treatment

The success rate of Intrauterine Insemination depends on many factors, most of which depend upon the couple. In the case of a young woman (less than 35years of age) and high-quality semen, the success rate is the highest. Based on the existing data, the success rate of Intrauterine Insemination caps at 15-20 percent per cycle. However, it must be noted that the success rate improves with the attempts and multiple cycles of Intrauterine Insemination is usually the norm. In fact, RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a UK-based prestigious authority in the field) recommends around six cycles to get the best results out of intrauterine insemination. There is no upper limit on the number of cycles a couple can undergo. If the desired results are not achieved in 3-6 cycles, the doctor will update the couple on the probable chances of future success, and the couple would then decide if they want to continue or move to a different treatment at Intrauterine Insemination Treatment Centre Delhi/Noida.

What You Should Do After IUI Treatment?

After the procedure is done, you might be asked to continue laying on the bed for some time. After that, you would be discharged and free to go home. The only thing that remains to do is wait for the results. Many couples, in their excitement to know the results, test too soon after the procedure. This could produce a false-positive (showing you are not pregnant when you actually are) or a false-negative result (indicating pregnancy when you aren’t pregnant).

After two weeks, you would have to go back to the doctor to get yourself checked. If you are pregnant, the procedure is considered successful. If not, the couple and the doctor will decide the future prospects. Failure in the first cycle is considered quite normal; your doctor would likely suggest you to opt for another cycle. Usually, repeated attempts over 3-6 months tend to give a positive result eventually.

Overall, intrauterine insemination is one of the safest and most efficient ways to tackle early fertility issues and realize the dream of becoming pregnant Consult today at Intrauterine Insemination Treatment Centre Delhi/Noida.

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