IUI treatment in Lahore
Dr Farooq Nasim Bhatti got his training in assisted reproductive technology (ART) from LPPKN Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 1997. Likewise, the IUI treatment has been provided at Nasim Fertility Center, Lahore, Islamabad, and Faisalabad since they were established in 1997. It is not an overstatement to say that Dr Farooq introduced this procedure to the laypeople of Pakistan when he opened his first clinic. The first IUI baby was born by assisted reproduction technology IUI method in the early months of 2000, however, this process was initiated for trial in the late 18th century.
Over the years it has been proven as a suitable assisted mode of reproduction for semi fertile couples. It is further recommended as a mode of conception in Islamic states accordingly. IUI was developed and intended for infertile couples who could not conceive naturally consequently due to low sperm count, low sperm motility, and unexplained infertility.
Overall it is a less expensive and less painful treatment in terms of IVF.
What is IVF & IUI?
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
It is a technique that allows a couple to conceive a baby with medical assistance. It was designed for infertile couples that are incapable of conceiving on their own. In the IVF treatment process, a healthy egg is removed from the woman’s ovaries and is then fertilized with the healthy male sperm in a confined space or a laboratory. It is a complicated procedure that requires an absolutely controlled environment.
The fertilized egg or the embryo is then placed back into the woman’s womb to grow, develop as the natural process allows. It is a very calculated procedure that requires determination and commitment. Couples that have been suffering from infertility have seen miracles with IVF procedures.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
This is the most affordable form of assisted reproduction treatment. It’s one of the first methods assisted reproduction methods that were developed for infertile couples that require medical help in conceiving a baby. It is a less costly procedure compared to IVF (In vitro fertilization) Treatment. Whereas, it also follows a different, less complicated approach and is acceptable in religious states.
This treatment is simple and easy. The healthy and motile male sperm is collected and is placed in the woman’s uterus, with the help of a medical catheter, designed for IUI.
Moreover, this procedure aims to increase the number of healthy sperm that are able to reach the Fallopian tube hence in due course can achieve successful fertilization. It is proven that resting on the table for fifteen minutes after an IUI is optimal for the woman to increase the pregnancy rate.
TYPES OF IUI CYCLES:
- Natural Cycle – This does not include medicinal intake.
- Trigger Cycle – Medication is required to trigger ovulation for a specific time and optimal time of insemination.
- Oral Medication Cycle – Medication is prescribed to enhance egg development and finally ovulation.
- Injectable Medication Cycle – The injectable medication stimulates the ovaries further compared to oral medication, henceforth the chances of conception are higher.
IMPORTANT PLUS POINTS FOR IUI OVER IVF
- More number of Trials
- More number of Trials
- Less invasive Procedure
- Shorter Process
IUI SUCCESS RATE (ASPRM CONFERENCE 2015)
For the average couple who undergo IUI with a post-wash total motile sperm count of at least 9 million, the chances of a clinical pregnancy with one IUI cycle using “washed sperm” was 16.9 per cent. If the count was above 9 million the same chances of success were observed. In other words, it didn’t matter if the sample used for insemination had 9 million, 10 million, or 20 million moving sperm, success rates didn’t increase further.
However, for patients with sperm counts on the lower end of the spectrum, success rates steadily fell as the sperm count decreases from 9 million.
|Total Motile Sperm Count (millions)||Number of Insemination Cycles||Number of Clinical Pregnancies||Clinical Pregnancy per Cycle|
For further information on the details of IUI Treatment, that may include:
Drug assisted IUI success rates,
IUI Treatment with tubal problems,
Sperm count and Pregnancy rate with IUI,
IUI for unexplained fertility,
IUI treatment and female age,
First time IUI success rates,
When to move from IUI to IVF,
IUI and Polycystic ovaries.
IUI Treatment in Lahore: Panel of IUI Specialists.
- Dr. Farooq Nasim BhattiM.B.B.S(PK
Diplomat: The American Board of Sexology (USA)
- Dr. Kiren Khurshid Malik
King Edward Medical University
- Dr. Sohail Hassan
M.S(Urolog) M.P. H, MMED
Lahore General Hospital Lahore