Intra uterine insemination (IUI) is leaving washed sperm sample inside the uterus , close to the fallopian tube. IUI is the basic treatment of infertility. It starts with ovulation induction followed by a LH trigger , post which semen sample is collected from the male partner , washed and insemimated in the wife’s uterus. The growth and the rupture of the follicles in monitored on ultrasound. Tubal patency is essential while doing IUI treatment , which are generally checked on X-ray or during a diagnostic laproscopy.
STEPS INVOLVED DURING IUI
- Ovulation Induction - Starts from day 2 of the patients periods, she is given medication to grow more than one follicle. When the follicle size becomes 18 – 20 mm , a rupturing trigger is given to the female partner post which IUI is performed.
- Semen Preparation - The semen sample is washed in a media chosen depending on the semen count. The washed sample of then centrifuged to collect highest concentration of sperms in minimum amount of media, this is then loaded in a Catheter.
- Insemination - Some clinics do IUI once post or pre rupture, however at Jilla’s IVF we usually do IUI twice pre and post rupture follicular rupture and thus giving our patients a higher chances of conception.