IUI

IUI Treatment

The reasons behind the childlessness of a couple could be many. That is why an IVF center in India first diagnoses the exact cause of the infertility rather than starting test tube baby treatment immediately. IUI Cost in India is very affordable and have the highest success rate.

IUI Treatment is one such entry-level line of treatment that even the best fertility clinic in India suggests to couples who have failed to conceive a child after regular and unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or thereabouts.

What is IUI Treatment?

Also known as intrauterine insemination, IUI treatment is a type of artificial insemination technique where the doctor transfers washed and prepared sperm into a woman’s womb (uterus) and in proximity to the egg during ovulation. The procedure is usually offered together with ovulation-inducing drugs, which increase the chances of pregnancy, and Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound (TVS), which helps in predicting ovulation.

Who is IUI Intended For?

Following cases need to go for Intrauterine insemination as a solution

Female Infertility Indications:

  • Endometriosis – For infertility caused due to endometriosis of varying degrees, the first line of treatment usually involves ovulation induction for obtaining the best eggs and releasing sperm through IUI.
  • Cervical Factor Infertility – During ovulation, the cervix produces mucus which is supposed to facilitate easier movement of the sperm from the vagina to the fallopian tubes. But if this mucus is abnormally thick, it makes the sperm’s journey difficult. With IUI, the cervix is bypassed as the sperm are directly deposited into the uterus, which means the larger number of sperms can meet the egg.
  • Semen Allergy – In rare cases, a woman might be allergic to the protein in her partner’s semen. So when her partner ejaculates into her vagina, it can result in burning, swelling, and redness of areas that come into contact with the partner’s semen. For women who are severely sensitive to their partner’s semen, IUI is useful as it helps to remove the semen’s protein content before placing it into the uterus.

Male Infertility Indications:

  • Donor Sperm – Women who choose to get pregnant using donor sperm mostly undergo IUI to get pregnant.
  • Male Partner Infections – If the male in the couple has HIV or Hepatitis, Specialist washes the obtained sperm repeatedly with culture media to remove the serum. This repeated washing makes sperm sample free of infections. This eliminates the risk of transmitting any infection from the male partner to the female partner.
  • Mild Male Infertility – Also known as subfertility, it’s when the semen analysis of the male partner shows the sperm to be of average concentration, have poor movement or structurally abnormal. An IUI treatment procedure can help in such cases to an extent as the procedure separates good quality sperm from the bad ones.

Other Indications:

  • Inadequate Cohabitation – There are cases where either one of the partners is away from home for extended periods of time. The specialist preserves the male partner’s sperm before transferring into the uterus during ovulation in IUI treatment.
  • Unexplained Infertility means cases where the specialist cannot find the exact cause of infertility. In those cases, the first line of treatment starts with IUI and ovulation-inducing drugs.

How is the IUI Process Performed?

Specialist washes the semen sample produced by the male partner in a special culture and filter using specific methods. This helps to isolate the best quality sperm for the transfer. The IUI position is quite similar to that of a Trans Vaginal scan. Fertility specialist uses the sterilized catheter which features a syringe to draw the washed sperm sample. Then after, Doctor inserts Catheter into the woman’s cervix. At this point, the doctor injects the sperm into the woman’s uterus before taking out the catheter. The woman can resume her daily routine from this point onwards. The procedure does not require any bed rest.
In spite of the simplicity of the process, IUI continues to figure in the treatment protocols of the top 5 infertility clinics in India.

IUI Cost in India

IUI Cost in India is very affordable. Average IUI Cost may vary from 10000/- Rs to 25000/- Rs depending upon the type of medication used. Wellspring offers the most affordable IUI Cost in India with Higher IUI success rate. IUI Procedure Cost at our centre is 10000/- Rs and Medication cost vary from 3000/- Rs to 20000/- Rs depending upon oral or injectable medicine used. IUI Success rate also varies depending upon the type of medicine used.

 

What is the IUI Treatment Success Rate?

The success rates of intrauterine insemination are directly proportional to the number of cycles a woman is willing to undergo, which is similar to how the IVF success rate in India is influenced by the number of IVF cycles a woman is ready to undergo. Furthermore, due to its uncomplicated nature, the average cost of IUI is quite low. This makes it possible for couples to undergo multiple IUI cycles without incurring too much expense. IUI success rate is generally higher when Hormonal injection used for ovarian stimulation instead of oral medications.

  • With one IUI cycle only, a woman has a 15 to 20 percent chance of achieving pregnancy. (From Wikipedia data on Artificial Insemination)
  • With 3 to 6 IUI cycles, the chances of achieving pregnancy can go as high as 80 percent.
  • IUI’s pregnancy rate is similar to, or marginally lower than, that of fertile couples who achieve pregnancy without any assistance.

There are also certain factors that influence the success of IUI. These include,

  • The woman’s age. The IUI success rates by age vary significantly.
  • Sperm sample. Very low sperm count can decrease IUI Success rate.
  • The status of the woman’s fallopian tube (at least one tube should be open).

The next step if IUI fails to work for a couple is to go for IVF treatment. A couple can avail of the same at any reputed IVF or surrogacy center in India. Thanks to advances in the field, the IVF cost in India is among the lowest anywhere in the world.

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