IntraUterine Insemination: It Feels Like the Sperm is Falling Out, Can it?

IntraUterine Insemination, or IUI, is an assisted reproductive technique that will be recommended for couples that have issues with the quality or the motility of the sperm. If you have gone through an IUI procedure you may have some questions. Immediately after the IUI, you may experience some symptoms. You may feel like the sperm is falling out, but this is perfectly normal.

Vaginal Discharge after IUI

The IUI procedure involves injecting sperm into the uterus. The procedure and the insertion of the catheter will stimulate the production of cervix mucus, which will make the area wetter than usual, and you may notice that this mucus is eliminated. The mucus can be easily mistaken for sperm. You should consider a light discharge normal after the IntraUterine Insemination.

The sperm is safely inserted and it will typically stay put. To ensure the sperm attaches to the uterus, the date for the IUI is carefully selected, so that the sperm is injected six hours prior to or after the ovulation.

How to Make Sure the Sperm Is Not Falling Out

While the sperm is safely inserted into the uterus and there are very few chances it will fall out, you can take some extra measures to prevent this from happening. Your fertility doctor may place a protective cup, which will ensure that the sperm will stay in place. You will also have to lie on your back for approximately 15 minutes after the IUI and try to be less active for the following 6 to 12 days, until the implantation takes place.

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