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An_206300 posted:
Question: My husband had varicocele surgery in February 2010. He was placed on Clomid for approxiamtely 6 months. It is approximately a year later and nothing natural happen yet. We plan to go for our first IUI this month when my cycle comes on. What should we expect? His sperm count and motility increased moderately.
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amyaalc responded:
IUI is a great option if natural conception has not worked and his numbers are a little on the low side of normal. Most couple take on average 3-5 cycles for a successful pregnancy so be prepared for a couple IUI's.

Also ask your doctor if the lab is going to give you a pre- and post-wash analysis of the semen sample to ensure the wash is done correctly and you still have an nice number of sperm post-wash. Most doctors like to see at least 5 million motile post-wash.

The IUI is a very easy procedure and it will feel a lot like an annual exam for you. A little spotting is normal. After your IUI make sure to try again on your own at home again that evening and the following day or two.


Good luck!

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal


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