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May 26, 2015

IUI Procedure

Before the procedure, the semen processing media is removed from 2-8°C and is kept on the heating block at 37°C for atleast 20-30 mins so that the temperature of the media and the semen sample is almost the same. After collection, the sample is kept in the laminar flow over the heating block for liquefaction in sterile air with 37*C.( This generally takes 20 minutes). The count and motility is then checked under the microscope &a live image is stored where in the couple is informed about the sample (We have special video & snap system). The raw semen sample […]
May 26, 2015

IUI – How to Proceed

IUI cycle can be done in natural unstimulated cycle or in a stimulated cycle (using oral drugs/injections). Time of IUI In a natural cycle, with menses coming every 28 days, ovulation, i.e., release of the egg after follicle rupture, happens around 14 days before the next menses.IUI in a natural cycle is done after the rupture of the follicle is confirmed by ultrasonography. In women with longer cycles, the days may vary. When drugs or injections are given for follicular maturation (ovulation induction cycles), IUI is usually done 36 hours- 48hrs after HCG injection. This injection is given to facilitate […]
May 26, 2015

Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)

Intra-uterine insemination (IUI) also known as Artificial Insemination is a process in which the washed/processed  semen is placed directly into the uterine cavity with the help of a thin sterile plastic tube (catheter) in and around the time of ovulation (release of egg from the ovary). Fig. Diagrammatic representation of Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) It is one of the simplest techniques of assisted reproductive technique (A.R.T.). It forms the first basic and the least invasive treatment technique for infertility management. The purpose of IUI is to introduce the best and the most motile sperms high up in the uterine cavity […]
May 26, 2015

What is a Uterine Septum?

Uterine septum is a deviation from normal shape of the uterus which is present congenitally (from birth). The uterine cavity is normal or slightly enlarged with a central septum. It is like a curtain dividing the uterine cavity into two spaces. This curtain can be partial i.e. dividing only the upper part of the cavity into two or complete, in which case the curtain divides the entire uterine cavity into two. (Laparoscopic view of Arcuate uterus / uterus with septum) 3D Ultrasound image of T shaped uterus   USG image of T shaped uterus T shaped uterus due to uterine […]
May 26, 2015

What is Asherman’s Syndrome ?

Intrauterine Adhesions & Asherman’s Syndrome Asherman’s syndrome or intrauterine adhesions, is an acquired uterine condition, characterized by formation of adhesions or scar tissue within the uterus. In simple language these are thick bands of scar tissue which make the front and back wall of uterus stick to each other. (To naked eye they look like dried glue bands). The scar tissue may lead to obliteration of the cavity. They may occupy only a part of uterus or the entire cavity. Depending on the extent of adhesions we can classify the syndrome as mild, moderate or severe. These adhesions are generally […]