The Most Common Questions About IUI Treatment


What is the process of IUI or Intrauterine Insemination?

IUI is simply the process of using potent, high-motility sperm to inject directly into the womb of the female partner during ovulation. By doing this, we are shortening the journey of the sperm. We explain how. Upon sexual contact, they are deposited in the vagina and travel forward into the womb. IUI involves directly implanting them into the womb.

Steps to take before IUI include:

  1. To stimulate the ovaries, you need to take tablets and a couple of injections
  2. Three to four tracking scans are required
  3. The trigger injection
  4. IUI
  5. A pregnancy test should be done after two weeks plus

1. What is the success rate of IUI treatment?

It’s not as easy as it sounds to answer this question. There are several factors that determine the success of an IUI treatment, including the couple’s age and weight, number of follicles, and sperm count. The odds of IUI success increase several times with a higher sperm count.

We have highly trained specialists working at Hegde Fertility who are experienced in every aspect of infertility. We offer high success rates in IUI and other infertility treatments and we also provide a highly advanced lab with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

2. When is the best time to perform IUI?

When an egg is released, it is viable for 24 hours only. 6 hours before or after ovulation is the best time to perform IUI. It is recommended that IUI be performed within 24 to 48 hours of HCG injection if IUI should follow the timing of the HCG injection. It is usual for two IUIs to be scheduled at least 12 hours apart, between 24 and 48 hours apart in most cases.

3. How is sperm collected?

A sterile collection cup, ideally within a hospital, is provided for the male partner to collect his ejaculate in. Before insemination, the sperm are separated from the semen and washed. The IUI procedure begins as soon as the sperm-washing process is complete. By doing so, the likelihood of success increases.

4. What is the procedure for IUI treatment?

IUI involves a thin and flexible catheter used to inject washed sperm from the male partner directly into the female partner’s uterus through the cervix. The process takes between 60 and 90 minutes for the sperm to be processed and the actual procedure should not take more than 5-10 minutes. The procedure is performed in a clinic as an outpatient.

5. What is the lifespan of a sperm?

Sperms are capable of living for up to 48 hours. After 24 hours, they gradually begin to lose their potency.

6. After IUI do I have to lie down?

After the sperm transfer, you may be asked to lie down for 15-30 minutes. Following the process, women can walk and go home as the sperm move forward and the cervix is closed.

7. Does IUI cause bleeding?

You will not normally see bleeding during this process, but you may see a few drops around ovulation time.

8. What is the best time to have intercourse after an IUI?

If the female does not experience any discomfort, there are no time restrictions on when couples can have intercourse. This applies to cases in which sperm from the patient is used. In cases of donor sperm, abstinence is safer until a pregnancy test is conducted.


Couples with unexplained fertility disorders prefer IUI as the safest, quickest, and most effective fertility treatment. There is a high success rate for IUI and it is a safe procedure. There is a great deal of benefits to using this method when dealing with male and female infertility problems.

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