What is IUI treatment?

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Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment in which healthy, high-quality sperm are selected from a sample in our laboratory and injected into the uterus at the time of ovulation.  

By placing the sperm directly into the uterus, a larger number of healthy sperm can reach the egg, increasing the chances of the egg being fertilized.

IUI treatment can be performed with a woman’s own eggs, with her partner’s sperm, or with donated sperm.

Here at Fertility Centre in Pakistan, we have successfully created thousands of families using IUI treatment, with exceptional patient care and compassion.   

As part of a network of fertility centers across Europe, we have access to a world of fertility expertise and knowledge to create carefully tailored treatment plans for you.

When you come to us, we will take the time to get to know you, understand your medical history, and discuss what options may be appropriate for you. 

IUI: Step-by-Step

We tailor each treatment to your specific needs and circumstances. Typically, a woman’s IUI cycle progresses through the five steps described below.

1. Checking the fallopian tubes

IUI treatment is only possible if your fallopian tubes (the fallopian tubes that transport eggs to the uterus) are open and functioning well.

To check this, we use a procedure called HyCoSy (hysterocontrast sonography ), which involves injecting a special dye into your uterus. One of our sonographers will then use a vaginal ultrasound to check whether the dye flows smoothly through your fallopian tubes.   

The HyCoSy exam may take approximately 10 to 30 minutes and you may experience mild to moderate discomfort and cramping. Taking over-the-counter, anti-inflammatory painkillers half an hour before the examination can help. 

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2. Fertility medications

IUI can be performed in a stimulated or natural cycle.

With a stimulated cycle, we will prescribe medication to boost your egg production and increase the likelihood of more eggs being retrieved.

3. Scans

If you are prescribed medication, ultrasound scans will be performed to determine how many follicles are developing. A follicle is a small sac of fluid in the ovaries that contains a maturing egg. 

If too many follicles develop during your IUI Treatment Cost in Pakistan may need to be stopped due to the risk of multiple pregnancies. If we suspect this may be the case, we will discuss the options with you. 

4. Hormone injection

Shortly before insemination, you will receive a hormone injection, the so-called trigger injection. This helps the eggs mature and be released so that they can travel into the fallopian tube and meet the sperm.   

Alternatively, you can do an ovulation test at home and come to the clinic for insemination on the day of the positive test. 

5. Insemination

Your partner or donor’s sperm will be washed and processed around the same time you release the eggs from your ovaries. Sperm washing removes semen and other contaminants so that sperm is highly concentrated and reduces the risk of irritating your uterus. The best sperm are selected and injected into your uterus through a flexible, thin tube called a catheter. This process only takes a few minutes and is relatively painless; you may only experience mild cramping. You should be able to go home immediately after the procedure.

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