My 2019 IUI Experience

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My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby mrs_g208 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:47 pm

Hi everyone! I originally decided to start this thread for all of us who are doing IUI this month!I just had mine done yesterday, Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019 for the first time.

But since sadly this forum is not that active, I decided to just make this thread about my own personal IUI experience instead, and hopefully it will help someone else out.

Egg & ovulation wise, I am internally a healthy 33 year old (I actually just turned 38, but living a healthy lifestyle has paid off for me!) and my husband is 34 and apparently great at making excellent sperm, and a lot of it! I was told by the nurse that they will not even attempt IUI if the total sperm count from the male's sample isn't at least 10 million, and his was 322 million! :omg:

I was recently diagnosed with endometrial polyps, three total, with one that is near, and possibly blocking, the opening to my cervix. :( ( kind of like a natural IUD I was told)

So my first thought was to get the polyps removed, but first I have to do a consult with the surgeon, who is booked a month out, and then actually scheduling the procedure will probably take another month or longer, so rather than just sitting around wasting my cycles until then (I'm 38 after all, so I don't really have cycles to waste!), we decided to go ahead and try IUI, since my main issue is just the polyp near the entrance to my cervix.

So my surgical consult for my polyp removal is later this month, January 16th, and I'll schedule the hysteroscopy then. But until then, I'm going to go ahead with the IUI method.
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby Mrs 82 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:10 am

Hi,

I came across this website after searching for IUI online and am so happy to see that many women face similar problems and can share experiences.

I would love to hear how more about your experience and of course hope that you will have a positive outcome.

I saw my gynae today and we will start the first IUI next month. I am turning 37 in February (my husband is 43) and we have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now. I have a normal ovulation and everything seems healthy so far. My husband also checked his semen and I was very worried to get the results as I thought that must be the reason why we can’t get pregnant. But I am so happy that everything is normal. Nevertheless we can’t get pregnant and that’s why we go the next step and try IUI. Before that I need to go for the x-ray where they check my tubes. I’m sorry I don’t know all the correct terms. I hope you know that I mean :) have you done that too and how was your experience?

During the same cycle we also agreed to try the first IUI treatment. I try to be as cool as possible about it but you can imagine I already freak out and try to read online about experiences. Every month when I don’t get pregnant I am so disappointed and I am now just trying not to be too hopeful about the IUI.

I’d love to hear more from you or any advise you can give me
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby Caprice » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:55 am

Thank you so much for this! This is quite helpful, actually. I might be going for it next month. This is really valuable information. It was a good decision joining this forum, I guess. Keep up the brilliant work! I'd be happy to get an update, next.
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby mrs_g208 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:09 pm

I'm sad to report that my IUI was not successful, but then they rarely are on the very first try from what I was told & read. We basically just did it to kill time while waiting to get my uterine polyp removal scheduled. It wasn't too expensive, $400, and it gave me something to focus on.

So my appointment with my new OBGYN was yesterday, and in addition to removing my polyps, she also wants to remove my endometriosis, which to be honest I'm not convinced I even have, since I don't have any symptoms other than my issues ttc. It's a much more invasive procedure that would involve making 3 incisions in my stomach, and we wouldn't be able to TTC for 2 cycles afterwards. Whereas polyps are basically just little fleshy blobs that they can go through your vagina and snip out, and the recovery time is only a couple of days.

Unfortunately her next opening to do my polyp removal isn't until the end of next month, Feb 27th, so I'd end up wasting two cycles between now and then.

The sane part of my brain feels like polyps can't really be an issue for me as far as blocking sperm, since sperm are microscopic, they should easily be able to get past any sort of small barrier that the human eye can see, right?

But I've also read a lot of stories online from women who got pregnant almost immediately after they had their polyps removed. But half of me thinks it may have just been in their mind, the placebo effect.

So for right now, I'm just trying to find any actual medical studies that can say conclusively that having polyps and endometriosis removed actually is in fact necessary before being able to conceive.

We also haven't decided if we will give IUI another shot this cycle or not. How did it go for you ladies?
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby jessiie9 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:23 am

hey ladies :)
I am new here.. came to get some hope. Sorry your IUI didnt work the first time, I am on my first as well...

alittle about me... I just turned 28, husband is 27. I have an 11 year old son, yes I know.. young but I am MORE than proud to be a young mommy :) its been a long time since I have conceived (only once) so I have been diagnosed with secondary infertility.
We have been trying to conceive for a year. Went to a fertility specialist in August, I had a saline sonogram, HSG, blood work, ultrasounds, he had blood work and semen analysis. My uterus is shaped normal, lining is perfect, no cysts, fibroid's, or polyps. His sperm was 98.1 Million. I have a high egg reserve, periods are normal 28 days and I am known to ovulate on my own. Only thing was I have a left tube blockage... bummer!
with that being said we decided to go forward with an IUI. blood work, ultrasounds came back good to start treatment. They had me do birth control to stimulate my ovaries to fall on their time to monitor everything. took birth control for 8 days, stopped 2 days then starts letrozole for 5 days. Also they wanted me to use a ovulation drug to help in case I didn't O on my own. went 1/12 had ultrasound 2 eggs on right, 3 on left.. triggered with Ovidrel 250mg, 930pm on 1/13, went for my first IUI done on 1/15/19, all went well. I was excited because the right had 2 follicles which are my OPEN TUBES! after sperm wash we had 14.1 million to inject. I went back for blood work on 1/18 my progesterone was 18 my estrogen was low at 59. they started me on estradiol twice a day until my pregnancy test.
now, today is 9poiui and I am dreadinggggg this wait. I have sore breasts more so my nipples which I normally get before AF. AF is not due til 1/30 (6days away) and I am due to have my pregnancy test at the office on 1/29.
I am bloated, almost like I cant even suck my stomach in. I ate a chocolate bar yesterday nd immediately felt nauseous. I know its a bit early, but I am looking for some hope, as I feel like I am out this month due to the same symptoms I get normally before AF. ughhhh!! keep telling myself 5 more days, ONLY 5! lol
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby hannahdavid » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:11 pm

I am really sorry to know that your IUI didn't work out. However, you are right the chances of it to work out are very low. My honest advice to you would be to visit a RE now. This is because a specialist will really do a much more detailed examination. They really have soo much more knowledge then you can imagine. Initially, even I only visited the OB. However, at a certain point, you have to move ahead. Good luck to you.
-Low AMH and High FSH
-Poor Ovarian Reserve
-5 IUIs (failed)
-1 IVF (failed)
Life is a total mess
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Re: My 2019 IUI Experience

Postby SandraTiano » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm

Hi there! I feel so bad for your failed IUI. Sometimes it's just not in our hands so nothing to feel bad about. The success rate is not even that high, I think you should move on to IVF. That is a much better option. Good luck!
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