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IUI or intrauterine insemination is a type of fertility treatment, where sperm is placed inside a woman's uterus for fertilization. It is done in cases of infertility due to unexplained reasons or due to endometriosis. It is also done when donor sperm is used and semen allergy.

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What are the best treatments to increase sperm count?

Query: Hi doctor, My sperm count is less than normal for the past six months. It ranges from 11 to 14 million/mL. The rest of the parameters are normal. Please advise a best treatment. I am taking Addyzoa for the past four months.   Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your sperm count and volume are low. If there is no improvement in these parameters after three months of medication, it is best to do intrauterine insemination (IUI). The sperm is treated or prepared before IUI and it helps to select motile fractions of the sperm for i...  Read Full »

I have mild PCOS and have completed two failed IUI attempts with injectables. Should we do another IUI or move to IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I have mild PCOS and have completed two failed IUI attempts with injectables. I ovulated both times and got my period on the 16th and 17th day after IUI day. I triggered approximately 28 hours previous. We are using donor sperms as my husband has azoospermia. Should we do another IUI ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. That is a tough call. As per your history, the problem seems to be only the sperm factor, which is corrected by donor sperm. Kindly see if the following checklist of investigations is done. Wife - Blood sugars and thyro...  Read Full »

I am 25 and my partner is 72. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old female and my AMH level is 1.12 and my partner is 72 years old. Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are young and your AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) is borderline, not very low. So, you can become pregnant. Check if your thyroid and prolactin are normal. Check for tubal patency. If everything is normal, you can try IUI (intrauterine insemination). If your husban...  Read Full »

Is surgery possible for cryptorchidism in a 25-year-old male?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband and I have been trying to have kids. He has cryptorchidism. He did some test already they said the undescended testes is better than the descended on and it has a good blood supply. Is the surgery still possible? He is 25 years old now. What are our chances of having a baby aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Undescended testes should be corrected in infancy actually. Mode of correction depends on the type of undescended testes. There could be chances of malignancy and infertility if a correction does not occur in infancy. But the positive point here is that your husband havin...  Read Full »

Will IUI treatment work for me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. Please evaluate my HSG reports and let us know if there are any complications.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and reports and understand your concerns (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In your report, the right side tube is patent and the left side tube is blocked. So, you have to get your treatment for the same. Please let me...  Read Full »

I had done IUI for pregnancy two days back and now I have itching in my genitals. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had done IUI for pregnancy two days back and now I have itching in the private part. Earlier when I went for a checkup doctor advised me to take a tablet of Simcobal SG. Can I continue with that?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Simcobal SG (L-selenium, vitamin B12, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin B9, and folic acid) is a routine multivitamin capsule and they can be continued. The possible reasons for itching are as follows: 1. Obesity - Expected wei...  Read Full »

Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

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 »

I had three failed IUIs. Will I benefit from IVF?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I went through three IUIs, but all of them failed. All my hormonal tests, such as FSH, LH, TSH, and sugar, are normal. Even the ultrasound is normal. My AMH is 1.14. Six months back, during my follicle study, I used to have five to six follicles SGFS on day 2. But, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) level is not low rather it is low-normal. Since the FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) is normal it does not matter much. If not done already, I suggest you c...  Read Full »

I am bleeding after 17 days of IUI. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had gone through IUI on 17 days before that is on the 14th day of menstrual cycle. Yesterday onwards I am getting thick brown bleeding with less flow. Now, I am near my period date. I am also having slight pain and cramping near my lower abdomen and back pain. I am confused whether I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Sharmila Shashikant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be the start of your periods. But, a blood test called beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) needs to be done to rule out ectopic pregnancy just in case as you have cramps in the abdomen. Susten (Progesterone) should be taken only for 10 to 14 days after IUI ...  Read Full »

Following IUI, when can I test for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was on the 26th of last month. I had IUI on 7th evening and 8th morning of this month. When can I test for pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Was it ultrasound monitored? What was the size of the follicle on the 7th? You can test your urine for pregnancy after 15 to 18 days of IUI. Blood hCG hormone (human chorionic gonadotropin) can be done after 15 days, which will be more predictive.   Read Full »

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