How successful would IUI be, if I have PCOS (my eggs don’t mature) and my husband has poor sperm quality. The quantity of his sperm is around 7 million plus minus. There is also a possibility of a chromosome problem with hubby’s sperm … perhaps more of XX chromosomes?? I know that will be dealt with when the sperm is washed. The FS said that we would have anything from a 40% – 60% chance of success and I am presuming that would be 3 cycles. He said that if after 3 cycles we have no success we will move onto IVF. Honestly though do you think our chances would be good taking all of our problems into consideration?Monday, May 4th, 2009
If the male partner has a chromosomal abnormality that has been documented, the sperm should not be used for IUI at all. Furthermore, the success rate of IUI’s in people without any problems at all is between 18-20% per attempt. If you have compromised gametes, this chance of success will clearly be less.
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