IUI Cost

Infertility is the disease of the reproductive system, which needs medical intervention, and the diagnosis can be quite emotionally challenging. Moreover, the first thing that comes to the mind of infertile couples while seeking treatment is the affordability, whether they will be able to bear the cost of the procedure or not.

Cost of IUI Treatment

When is IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) Treatment Recommended?

IUI or Intrauterine Insemination also called artificial insemination is the primary infertility treatment preferred by couples who are not able to conceive over the course of a year after trying naturally.

While recommending a treatment plan, an IVF specialist keeps the age, medical history and type of infertility of the couple in mind. It’s an ideal treatment for younger couples, but the success rate drops down in women who are over 35 years of age.

The most common reasons for doing IUI Treatment Procedure are a low sperm count (a mild one), if a woman has hostile cervical mucus if treatment with fertility drugs alone is not helpful and even in cases of unexplained infertility.

IUI is a Simple OPD (Outpatient Department) Procedure

It is usually preferred as the first line of treatment before In vitro fertilisation (IVF) as it is cost-effective and less invasive. It involves placing selected sperm of higher motility through a catheter inside a woman’s uterus near to the released egg during ovulation to facilitate fertilisation.

A semen sample from a male partner is washed, processed in the laboratory to remove all the inactive or sluggish sperm and only the ones with progressive motility are used. IUI can be combined with fertility drugs if a woman has a problem with ovulation.

It is performed as a simple outpatient procedure. Many of the gynaecologists can do it in their clinic. Before an IUI, the couple needs to undergo some necessary preliminary tests, and the husband requires to provide a semen sample. However, it should be kept in mind that since IUI success rate is lower as compared to IVF, a couple might take a longer time to conceive using IUI as a treatment, and this can increase the IUI procedure cost as well.

 

Success Story of IUI at Medicover Fertility

I and my husband were trying for 8 months to conceive but were unable to. We even tried fertility medications but couldn’t succeed either. It was at then actually when we decided to move to fertility expert and get advice and guidance.

Medicover Fertility was our first choice and I am happy to say that we made the right choice. There was slight problem in my husband’s sperm. The doctor recommended us to try IUI Treatment as that might also prove useful to us.

Fortunately, I conceived in just a single try. Medicover Fertility IUI cost is also very reasonable. And the guidance and support that we received was amazing. Thank you Medicover. I am blessed with a beautiful Daughter.

Cost of IUI Treatment

The IUI cost in India is cheap when compared to other western countries and will depend on the medical case history of a couple. The charges can vary from clinic to clinic and even from city to city. The cost for IUI treatment, when compared to IVF, is nominal.

Hence the couple prefers it over IVF. When a couple is recommended with IUI, then the cost of the treatment plan is according to the ultrasound, the blood works, the fertility drugs that would be needed according to the couple’s age and medical history.

To know the exact cost of the treatment, you can call us on +917862800700 or mail us at contact@medicoverfertility.com. Our financial counsellor will guide you with the cost of the treatment by looking at your medical history.

As the IUI treatment success rate is lower when compared to IVF, so this factor could also influence the cost of the treatment. The chances of pregnancy in IUI with male factor infertility is very low, and the age of the women also plays a significant role.

So, if a couple needs more cycles to conceive successfully, then eventually, the cost of the treatment would be higher.

A doctor would recommend IVF if a couple has a history of 3-4 failed IUI cycles. However, if a woman is under 30 years of age and has a lack of ovulation, then the doctor might recommend 1 or 2 more treatment cycles with a stimulated cycle before resorting to IVF.

The cost will also differ if the treatment is performed in a natural cycle or a stimulated cycle because one has to pay for medications and injections that are used for ovarian stimulation. The above graph shows the success rate of pregnancy with an IUI cycle based according to the age of the woman.

The chances of pregnancy with just one IUI cycle in woman less than 25 years of age is 20-25%, 15-20% in woman who are less than 30 years of age, 10-15% for women who are less than 35 years of age, 10% for women who are between the ages of 36-40 and 2-5% for women who are above the age of 40.

CONCLUSION

When considering fertility treatment, the IUI Treatment cost is affordable for many couples. However, it is advisable to talk to the financial counsellor of the clinic where one is seeking treatment so that he or she can get a clear breakup of the cost of the treatment well in advance. The counsellor will chalk out the treatment plan according to the cause of infertility.

FAQs

Question: What is IUI and how much does it cost?

Answer: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a type of fertility treatment in which sperm is directly injected inside the uterus to increase the chances of conception by reducing the travel time. The cost of IUI treatment ranges between Rs 10,000 - 20,000, depending on the cause and severity of infertility of patients.

Question: How much does one round of IUI Cost?

Answer: Usually one IVF cycle cost between Rs 10000 and Rs 20000, however, the cost might differ, depending upon the criticality of the patient’s infertility. fertility drugs, basically given to stimulate ovulation, also sometimes serve variety of purposes, bringing about a change in the cost of IUI treatment.

Question: Is IUI better than IVF?

Answer: Of course not! There is a high success rate of IVF treatment. But some couples with mild infertility would benefit from IUI treatment with the usage of fertility drugs and conceive in just one or two IUI cycles.

Question: What is cheaper IUI or IVF?

Answer: IUI is comparatively cheaper than IVF and can help treat mild infertility cases, with certain fertility drugs to induce ovulation, if the need arises.