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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI Treatment

IUI - Intrauterine Insemination can be a quick, simple way to try to achieve pregnancy

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is artificial insemination used to treat infertility. IUI works by putting sperm cells sperm that have been washed directly into your uterus around the time you’re ovulating, helping the sperm get closer to your egg. IUI cuts down on time and distance sperm has to travel, making it easier to fertilize your egg.
IUI is done as the first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications. Intrauterine insemination is used most often in couples who have:
  1. For women who want to use a sperm donor.
  2. IUI is usually performed as the first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications.
  3. Mild male factor infertility.
Intrauterine insemination is a straightforward and safe procedure, and to experience the risk of serious complications is very low. Some of the most common risks are developing an infection after doing IUI.
In IUI, the chance of having multiple pregnancies is increased. Insemination isn’t the main reason for increasing the risk of multiple pregnancies. But, when administered with ovulation-inducing medications, the risk of multiple pregnancies increases significantly.

How You Prepare:

  1. Sperm Sample Preparation: Whether the sperm sample is from your partner or a donor, the sperm sample will be washed; the sample will be washed in a way that separates the highly active, normal sperm from lower quality sperm and other elements. The sample wash should be done, as the non-sperm factors in the sperm sample can cause complications in the woman’s body that interfere with fertilization.

  2. Ovulation Monitoring: The timing of IUI is crucial, which is why it’s essential to monitor ovulation. To monitor the ovulation, you can make a blood test or use an at-home urine ovulation predictor kit that will detect when your body produces or releases the luteinizing hormone (LH). 

  3. Determining the Right Time: After detecting the ovulation by one or two days, the IUI is done.

Some medical tests shall be done, Before starting the IUI treatment. Our Cyprus doctor might give you an injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) or medications to make you ovulate one or more eggs at the right time. We will have a plan for the timing of your procedure and what to expect.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information regarding IUI treatment in Cyprus. We are more than happy to assist you through your journey.
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