TTC-clomid challenge and home iui

posted 2 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
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gracegrace211 :  assuming you have a partner and are not in a same sex relationship, why are you trying home insemination over intercourse? While I’m sure that method has been successful, the actual physical dynamics of the male ejaculation make it much more likely that the sperm get past the cervix.  Essentially you’re doing AI which would have a much lower success rate than true iui. Are you using opk to monitor ovulation? 

also I have never heard of clomid being used to check fsh levels. Usually clomid cycles are monitored by ultrasound to evaluate the number and size of the follicles.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

Why did they suggest home insemination? IUI passes through the cervix and deposits the sperm in the uterus. This isn’t something you can do at home, and using a syringe is just doing the same thing as sex. 

The clomid challenge is to see how you respond to drugs, and is used when you have high FSH. Did they do an ultrasound to check how your follicles responded to the clomid? To be blunt, either your doctor isn’t explaining things well, or they don’t know what they are doing. Is this a reproductive endocrinologist (RE) or an gynecologist?

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