see lots of infertile patients who keep on doing IUI cycles , month after
month. Sometimes they repeat this treatment at the same clinic, be
get fed up and change their doctor who
ends up repeating the IUI treatment again, just because he is only a gynecologist and
does not have the experience or the expertise or the lab facility to offer anything
patients know that they shouldn't be doing IUI at all, and that IVF is the
right treatment for them, but because they can't afford to do IVF, they feel
Lets at least do IUI rather than sit at home and do nothing at all.
This makes no
sense to me, and there's no point in wasting money on repeated IUI cycles. The
truth is that IUI has a success rate of 10% per cycle, and that most patients
who are going to get pregnant after IUI will do so in three cycles.
If you have
done three IUI cycles that have gone well in a good clinic and still not got
pregnant, then you've reached the point of diminishing returns, and theres no
point in repeating anymore IUI cycles.
can continue wasting time, money, and energy on repeating IUI cycles, but
actually you'd be better off stopping and thinking about moving on to IVF.
Theres a world
of difference in the success rates of IUI and IVF , and IVF is far better because
it allows us to make top quality embryos in the IVF lab and then transfer these
into your uterus.
and this will help you make better decisions !