Mr. R Gazvani, MD, FRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist

Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

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Assisted Conception - IUI

What is IUI?

This is a relatively simple fertility treatment that involves inserting prepared sperm into the uterus (womb) around the time of ovulation (release of an egg) using a very fine tube known as a catheter. IUI is usually the first line treatment for unexplained subfertility. It is necessary that the fallopian tubes are patent (healthy) and the sperm is normal before embarking upon IUI.

The majority of clinicians prefer to stimulate a woman’s egg production by prescribing fertility drugs to be taken during the first part of the monthly cycle. The recruitment and development of follicles, which contain the eggs, is tracked by transvaginal ultrasound scans. When a follicle is mature (greater than 17mm in diameter) a hormone injection is given to ripen and release the egg. Insemination is carried out 34-36 hours later. On the day, the man’s sperm is prepared so to select the best possible sample to be deposited through a sterile catheter into the cavity of the womb. This process takes only a couple of minutes.

Who are the candidates for IUI?

  • Couples with unexplained (idiopathic) subfertility of less than 3 years duration
  • Couples whose woman’s cervical mucous is altered in amount and texture for the sperm to pass through
  • Couples who have sex problems such as impotence, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, etc.
  • Couples in whom the woman has minimal/mild endometriosis
  • Women undergoing insemination with donor sperm

The success rate measured as live birth rate for IUI using fertility drugs (stimulated IUI) is around 18% per treatment cycle and 30-35% after 5 cycles (known as cumulative live birth rate). The cumulative live birth rate for donor insemination is 60-65% after 6 cycles.

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Natural Killer Cells are a type of lymphocyte – an immune cell – normally circulating in blood. They make up a large part of the immune system. NK cells play a major role in the rejection of tumors and cells infected by viruses. They kill those cells by apoptosis (cell shrinkage)... 


What is Menopause?

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The menopause is the brief time when a woman’s reproductive life comes to an end. The ovaries stop producing eggs, the hormone “oestrogen” is no longer secreted and the menstrual periods end.


Recurrent IVF Failure

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For many couples experiencing infertility. IVF constitutes the last resort treatment, sometimes after other treatment options have also failed. In general, the underlying cause for IVF failure can be attributed to problems with the embryos, the uterine environment...


What is Endometriosis?

Mr R Gazvani MD FRCOG Consultant Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a very common condition where cells of the lining of the womb (the endometrium) are found elsewhere, usually in the pelvis and around the womb, ovaries and fallopian tubes.


What Is Infertility ?

Mr R Gazvani Consultant Gynaecologist What Is Infertility

If a couple is infertile, this means that they have been unable to conceive a child after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without birth control. Primary infertility means they have never had a child.. Secondary infertility means that the infertile person has had one or more children in the past...


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Mr R Gazvani MD FRCOG Consultant Conception

Gynaecologist Mr Gazvani specialist in infertility and assisted conception treatment and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Assisted Conception falls into three main areas.