What is superovulation & intrauterine Insemination (S0-Iui)?

What is superovulation & intrauterine Insemination (S0-Iui)?
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What is superovulation & intrauterine Insemination (S0-Iui).Super ovulation is a procedure where two to three ovarian follicles (eggs) are stimulated and brought to maturation and ovulation.

Super ovulation is a procedure where two to three ovarian follicles (eggs) are stimulated and brought to maturation and ovulation. It is usually combined with intrauterine insemination in which the prepared sperms are placed directly into the uterus. This procedure will enhance conception for the couple.

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR SO-TUT?

Any couple who has unexplained infertility, mild male factor infertility, cervical factor infertility and mild endometriosis can undergo this procedure. The patient must have normal fallopian tubes and her husband should have sufficient good quality sperms. If the husband requires chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer treatment, he may have his sperms cry preserved (frozen) for future use by this procedure.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Fertility drugs are given for 10 days or more to produce between two to three mature follicles. These drugs may be either injections (gonadotrophins) alone or a combination of tablets (Clomiphene) and injections. Ultrasound scans are done at intervals 'to determine the number and size of the follicles before another injection (HCG) is given for final maturation and subsequent ovulation of these follicles.

On the day of insemination, male partner along with his spouse has to come to the hospital to produce semen sample. The semen is prepared and the motile fraction is then placed into the uterus using a fine catheter through the cervix. The patient is then started on medications to help improve the chnaces of implantation and thus pregnancy. A blood test (serum progesterone) is taken seven days after the insemination to monitor the effectiveness of these medications. The patient should return to Sree Fertility & Gynae Centre 17 days after the insemination for a pregnancy test.

USEFUL INFORMATION Disappointment and risks occasionally, a super ovulation cycle may be discontinued because of poor response or over response with too many follicles developing. Other disappointments include miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies (a pregnancy occurring inside the fallopian tube).

for enquiries, please call our Sree Fertility & Gynae Centre , Ph : 040-66820464,

Cell : 98492 14655

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