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Intra Uterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination is a treatment done to facilitate fertilization. In this method, the sperm is placed inside the uterus at the time of ovulation, and it helps the sperms to reach the egg faster. It reduces the traveling time of sperms, and it makes fertilization easier. It is usually done in couples having problems with fertility.

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Why am I not pregnant despite ovulation induction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. My height is 5'1" and my weight is 61 kg. I am a bit overweight. I have pcod problem. I got married 2 years back and I cannot get pregnant. I had Clomid and hCG injections twice. Both were failed. But, doctor said that my egg growth is good. I have attached my hormon...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hormone reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) submitted are normal and the ultrasound seems fine. But, as there is no detail about the sizes of follicles reached during both cycles of ovulation induction it is difficult to make a comment here. Ho...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant by home insemination after bleeding for a while during ovulation?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods was two weeks late, since I have irregular periods I was not shocked. I ended up taking an ovulation test that came back saying I was in my peak and hours later I got my period. However, I still went through with my insemination and the next day my period was gone. Is it pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The bleeding you have experienced may not be due to your period at all. As your ovulation kit suggested that you are at your peak, it means your ovulation was due at any moment. Many a time during the release of the egg there is bleeding. As the egg is released, th...  Read Full »

I am trying for baby for the past four years. Why have I not conceived even after taking many medications?

Query: Hello doctor, We have been trying for a baby for the past four years, but we did not get any fruitful results even after taking many medications. With all hormone tests and with normal reports (complete blood count, TSH, LSH, random blood sugar, HSG, laparoscopy, and biopsy), she is still not able t...  Read Full »

Dr. Alison Ann Rodriguez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are often many reasons why a couple cannot conceive. I did not see a semen analysis in your query or laboratory results (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If this has not been done, that would be the next step. If this h...  Read Full »

I have PCOS, and I am trying to conceive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. My height is 5'4" and my weight is 154.32 Ibs. We have been trying for pregnancy for a year. My husband's reports were all normal. I am having PCOS, but my periods are very regular. I am on Oxetol 300 mg for partial seizure for one year. I am also taking Metformin 500 mg...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Having seen your PCOS reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is suggested that you should opt for controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination procedure. It will increase your chance of conception by 20 percent as it would remove t...  Read Full »

Is it good to take after 30 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my 25th week of pregnancy which is post IUI. I am also a thyroid patient and on Thyroxine. I am taking Aspirin ASA 50 mg, calcium and protein supplements in the form of tablet and syrup. I am taking capsule MCBM DHA for Folic Acid. I would like to get your valuable advice on the f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, I understand that you are a thyroid patient and have had an IUI (intrauterine insemination) pregnancy. Hence, you would have been started on Aspirin ASA 50 (Acetylsalicylic Acid), Folic Acid and Progesterone support during your first trimester. Then, ...  Read Full »

I have subserous fibroids. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am trying to conceive. Three subserosal fibroids and left fallopian tube is pulled up with adhesions. My husband's semen analysis was reported as asthenoteratozoospermia. Please help us.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Subserous fibroids do not affect fertility. What is the position of right tube? Was it diagnosed by HSG (hysterosalpingogram) or laparoscopy? Please upload full semen report for further management. Revert back with detailed history and reports to an infertility specialis...  Read Full »

My husband has fever. Can he donate a sample for IUI?

Query: Hello doctor, I have IUI tomorrow. I have been given Gonal F 75 mcg injections for egg growth and I am having five eggs of a good size. I got these injections yesterday at 6 p.m. My husband is suffering from a normal viral temperature ranging from 100 to 101 degrees Celsius. He is taking Tazomac 4.5...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We generally avoid IUI (intrauterine insemination) if the male or female partner has fever as it can cause a failure of the procedure. However it is left to the treating doctor to decide on it and go ahead. Since you have already been stimulated, the doctor should de...  Read Full »

How can I get pregnant without penetrative sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask you can I get pregnant without penetration or inserting? As I am not comfortable and I am scared to get STD, genital herpes? Even I read masturbating leads to impotecy and infertility. Can I get pregnant on my ovulation time (with clothes) just by stimulating or getting ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, WeIcome to I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Direct penetration is the normal way of sex. Normal sex release serotonin and oxytocin. Happy and trust hormone which is very important in building relationship. If you are not allowing your male partner for normal sex or...  Read Full »

I have PCOS. Will IVF help me get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have PCOS and have been trying to conceive for four months. My gynecologist put me on 500 mg of Metformin thrice a day and 10 day cycle of Medroxyprogesterone at the beginning of each month to force ovulation. The medication is working exactly as it should. I get my p...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. Please, do not be so hard on her. I am sure it is not that she is not interested in diagnosing or treating you. However, you can wait for some more time before straight away jumping for IVF (in vitro fertilization). Patients with (polyc...  Read Full »

How successful is IUI?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a first IUI one week ago. The egg was to rupture on the same day. Egg size was 22.5 mm and endometrium size Also, for the past one month, I am taking oral Susten 300. How much chance is there for successful implantation?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The protocol has been rightly addressed with IUI (intrauterine insemination) at 22 mm follicle size. The follicle would have ruptured in the next 12 to 16 hours. Hence, the sperms were already present prior to that (which can stay alive for 72 hours in the female repr...  Read Full »

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