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Can IUI be done if the spouse has fever?

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Published At December 6, 2017
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Patient's 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 g injection with normal saline. Can he give the sample tomorrow?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

Patient's Query

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?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar
Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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