Infertility Services and IUI Facilities

Infertility means not conceiving following one year of having unprotected sex. It occurs in about 15 % of the general population and is a complex problem requiring a multi- assembly solution. An overview of all things going wrong is necessary, which is where experience plays a major role. In Infertility any possibility bears a high probability which is why a systematic approach and thorough evaluation of both the partners is necessary. At Shakuntala Women's Hospital, we believe in providing accurate and quick results.

Basic infertility work up for both husband & wife:

In the assessment of male and female infertility the history, family history, physical examination, and endocrine and gonadal utilitarian assessments are the most educational measures. In more than 33% of cases male infertility is credited to varicocele. In 40% of ladies infertility can be credited to ovulatory or cervical elements, uterotubal infection, endometriosis and other pelvic malady, or a blend of these components.

Transvaginal Sonography

A sonography test utilises high- frequency sound waves to make picture of your internal organs. Imaging tests can recognize variations from the norm and offer specialists some assistance to diagnosing conditions. A transvaginal ultrasound is a pelvic ultrasound utilized by specialists to look at female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.
"Transvaginal" signifies "through the vagina.",
When Is a Transvaginal Ultrasound Performed?
On Day 2/ Day 3 of the menstrual cycle in all female infertility patients.

IUI Facilities

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) — a type of artificial insemination — is a procedure for treating infertility. Sperm that have been washed and concentrated are placed directly in your uterus around the time your ovary releases an egg to be fertilized. Hoping that this procedure helps the sperm to swim into the fallopian tube and fertilize a waiting egg, resulting in a normal pregnancy. Depending on the causes for infertility, IUI is coordinated with your cycle on ovulation induction medicines with follicular monitoring with sonography.

Why it's done

A couple's ability to become pregnant depends on many different factors. Intrauterine insemination is used most often in couples who have:

Unexplained infertility : IUI is often performed as a first treatment for unexplained infertility along with ovulation-inducing medications.
Endometriosis-related infertility : Like unexplained infertility, the combination of medications to obtain the best egg and IUI is the first treatment.
Mild male factor infertility (subfertility): Your partner's semen analysis, one of the first steps in the medical assessment of infertility, may show below-average sperm concentration, weak movement (motility) of sperm, or abnormalities in sperm size and shape (morphology). IUI can overcome some of these problems because preparing sperm for the procedure helps separate the highly motile, normal sperm from those of lower quality. This works best if the sperm have only one abnormality, such as only a motility problem.
Cervical factor infertility : Your cervix is at the lower end of the uterus and provides the opening between your vagina and uterus. The mucus produced by the cervix around the time of ovulation is supposed to provide an ideal environment for sperm to travel from your vagina to the fallopian tubes. However, if the cervical mucus is too thick, it may impede the sperm's journey. IUI bypasses the cervix, depositing sperm directly into your uterus and increasing the number of sperm available to meet the awaiting egg.
Semen allergy : Rarely, women have an allergy to proteins in their partner's semen, so ejaculation into the vagina causes redness, burning and swelling where the semen has contacted the skin. A condom can protect you from the symptoms, but it also prevents pregnancy. If your sensitivity is severe, IUI can be effective, since many of the semen proteins are removed before the sperm is inserted.