Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

Q. Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

Answered by
Dr. Vidya Muralidhar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 06, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 12, 2022

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 g injection with normal saline. Can he give the sample tomorrow?



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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 decide on this.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Thank you doctor,

My worry is that only. I have taken all the injections and I have learned from the internet that the sperm is produced 72 days before and the fever does not effect the quality of the sperm. As the sperms are cleaned before the IUI, can I give it a try? Or is that I have no luck this time too?



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I would not say you that you have a zero percent chance. There is definitely a chance. Discuss with your doctor and go ahead. Since the sperms are produced much earlier and stored, it should not affect the chances or the quality. If you were not stimulated, we could have cancelled. So, I feel there is no harm in proceeding. Kindly make sure you do not get fever.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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