(Closed) Bees that have done IUI need to chat!!!! :-/

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

oliviakatherine:  He is saying that my body is over producing follicles and the ones that the sperm is getting to are not fully grown or “matured”.

Unless you’re confusing the terminology in the explaination, that still does not make sense.  Sperm does not go to follicles.  They goes to a released egg.  The egg is released from the follicle and travels down the fallopian tube where it is fertilized by the sperm… far from the ovaries and follicles.  Follicles that are not matured simply do not release an egg.

Either way, hope this does the trick for you!!!

Post # 19
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Busy bee

pinkshoes:  I’m with you- it doesn’t make sense. When you have your trigger shot that makes the follicle release the eggs usually within 36 hours- your IUI is usually scheduled 36 hours after your trigger shot. The sperm meets the egg in the fallopian tube- not at the follicle.

Have you had an HSG to make sure both tubes are open and free from any blockages?

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would decline sedation. If they have someone there giving you anesthesia, they’re going to charge you for it. And sometimes that’s more expensive than the procedure itself. As for light vs heavy sedation… it is true that you wouldn’t want to heavily sedate someone who is overweight, but I don’t understand why heavy sedation would be required for this procedure anyhow. Giving you a xanax or something would be reasonable, but using IV sedation is a money grab in my opinion (I give anesthesia for a living).

Post # 23
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ah, if they are not maturing, then that makes sense.  Hence the oral meds and what not to help get them to maturity.  But nothing to do with sperm reaching the egg.   I agree that I would decline sedation of any kind, I’ve never heard of it for an IUI.  I don’t really think size as anything to do with pain level either.. it’s all up to your cervix and cervical opening, which I doubt is directly related to actual size/weight.  Really, it’s nothing to worry about at all. I didn’t feel a single thing.  They give valium for IVF patients to relax the body and uterus to ensure there’s no contractions so that it doesnt expell the embryo, but since sperm swims and propells itself in the right direction, it’s completely unnecessary.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

pinkshoes:  Agree with this.

OP if you’ve had a Pap smear, you’ll find that an IUI feels pretty similar. As such, I’d decline the sedation. I do agree though that you should try to relax your mind and not let yourself become too anxious about this. Having just completed my third IUI, I can honestly tell you that it’s a very simple, minimally-invasive procedure. Most people after their first one say “that’s it?”! Please don’t get yourself worked up too much as stress does play a role during TTC. Best of luck to you!

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

oliviakatherine:  Have not done IUI, but I came across your post regarding aura migraines and wanted to ask a question. Did your RE discuss the aura migraine at all? I have those and my neuro said to stay away from BCP as they are a no no in patients with aura due to increased stroke risk. At that point, I was nowhere near my TTC journey, and BCP was discussed as to be taken as contraception, every day type thing. (she saw on my chart I was taking it for few years, and advised to stop immediatly). I was wondering if it would be ok to take BCP very temporarily, if need in the future for IUI or IVF purposes only?

Good luck with your journey, it is super hard, but will be super worth it soon :-))))

 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee

oliviakatherine:  Honestly, I do not think there is a real outside trigger for me . They are out of nowhere. However, since I started charting my cycles, the last few I had one, I have noticed have been right around ovulation, so maybe it is hormonal trigger. I usually have all the neuro symptons last from 30mins to an hour or so, and the rest of the day feel very exausted with a lingering headache.

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