What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is one of several infertility treatments that uses a small catheter to insert prepared sperm directly into the uterus of a woman.

Medicated vs. Unmedicated IUI

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) with fertility medications are used as part of a progressive treatment plan for some specific patients. Medicated Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) treatments often use oral fertility medications such as Clomiphene/Clomid as well as injectable medications. Your fertility physician will go over this process in detail.

Side effects of stimulation fertility medications can include the following:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Bruising
  • Possible rash at the injection site (if injectable medications are used)

What are Side Effects of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

The intrauterine insemination procedure itself causes very few side effects.

Some may experience the following symptoms:

  • Mild cramping may occur after the insemination