Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)
Experience a safe and secure Intrauterine Insemination in Bangalore
One of the most common methods of fertility treatment is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). IUI treatment is a procedure wherein fast-moving sperm are separated from non-moving or slow-moving sperm and inserted directly into the uterus. At Fortis, we are committed to providing the best IUI treatment in Bangalore.
The female conditions that merit IUI are minimal/ mild endometriosis, ovulatory dysfunction, and cervical factor. IUI is also apt when the male has suboptimal semen parameters, experiences problems with erection and ejaculation, and also if the treatment merits the use of donor sperm.
Among the most sought-after artificial insemination methods, IUI is effective when timed perfectly within the ovulation cycle. It is performed in the periovulatory period. The likelihood of pregnancy is increased because a motile sperm is brought closer to the egg to allow natural fertilization within the body in the fallopian tubes.
Is IUI right for you?
If you are a woman under the age of 35 and are unable to conceive naturally, IUI may be right for you. Couples who have failed ovulation induction (ovulation stimulation by medication) and super ovulation induction cycles (drug-induced production of multiple eggs) can also opt for IUI.
What are the risks?
Normally safe and painless, women opting for IUI may experience mild pain akin to menstrual cramps during the procedure. Certain fertility drugs used during this procedure sometimes cause reactions and complications in pregnancy such as twins or triplets, though this is fairly uncommon.
IUI vs IVF
Another common method of artificial insemination is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) that involves the mixing of sperm and eggs for fertilization in a laboratory. The fertilized eggs or embryos are then inserted back into the uterus.
As compared to Intrauterine insemination, IVF is a more complicated and expensive procedure. Only around 5- 10% of couples attempt an IVF procedure.
IUI treatment has a success rate of nearly 10-20% among women under 35, 10% for women between 35 and 40, and 5% for those above 40. It is a convenient process that does not take more than 15-20 minutes. While one may not get results the first time around, pregnancy chances are higher if the method is repeated over three to six months.
If pregnancy is not achieved even after four to six attempts of IUI, it may be prudent to resort to IVF +/- ICSI to achieve a successful conception. At Fortis, you can be sure of receiving the latest and the best treatment.