Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment option for people who have a difficult time conceiving. The cost of IUI is more affordable then some of the other fertility options available.
IUI is performed by threading a very thin flexible catheter through the cervix and injecting washed sperm directly into the uterus. The entire process is quick and painless.
The process normally only requires the insertion of a speculum and then the catheter, a procedure takes a couple of minutes. If your cervix is hard to reach a tenaculum may be used to hold the cervix, which makes the process a little bit more uncomfortable.
Most women have stated that IUI treatment is pretty painless it's similar to having a pap smear. There can be some cramping afterward, but in most what you feel is ovulation rather than cramping from the IUI. In most cases, you won't feel the catheter because the cervix is already slightly open for ovulation, however, a poorly timed IUI can cause more aching or pain at the cervix.
The cost of IUI can start at $200 and run all the way to $6000 depending on if you need medication or how many times that you have the procedure done. You and your mate should decide on cost before seeking treatment. How much are you willing to spend on IUI before exploring other treatment options.
If you are interested in learning more about the cost of IUI, IUI treatment or other fertility options you should schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist in your area today.