Just unwind. Try not to worry about it because you’re doing nothing now, after your new intrauterine insemination, your girlfriend told you. Aren’t those recommendations… beyond irritating? Of course, your friend is right. Yet they still believe they should take their advice…
How Soon After Iui Can I Take A Pregnancy Test?
In general, you can take IUI 14 days following a pregnancy test. In fact, it’s so much simpler for many people to relax after an IUI. You’d like to see how it succeeded — yesterday, hopefully. However, there are possibly justifiable reasons that you do not take a pregnancy test until your doctor tells you.
What Happens After Iui Day By Day
- A timeline
You must learn how IUIs work in order to better understand that you should take a pregnancy test after 14 days after an IUI.
2. Timed for ovulation
In an IUI, sperm is injected directly into the uterus. But as for sex, in order for reproduction to occur, an IUI needs to be timed correctly.
Hanging around in your genital organs does no good for sperm until there is an egg that is prepared for them. Ovulation is also referred to as the production of an egg, and in a stable normal process, it normally comes a few weeks before the cycle is due.
You may undergo an ultrasound monitoring in a natural IUI, that is, one without fertility medications, and will be asked to take at-home pregnancy tests to predict the ovulation date. A day or two before your planned ovulation window, you can get the IUI.
You end up with a fertilized egg if an IUI succeeds, which then has to travel down one of the fallopian tubes to the uterus and implant it. (Which is the same as what will have to happen if sexual fertilization occurred.) This process, implantation fertilization, will take from 6 to 12 days, with an average of about 9 to 10 days.
- From implantation to adequate levels of HCG
After implantation, and not before, you start developing the pregnancy hormone hCG.
Home pregnancy tests work by picking up hCG in the urine. These measures have a threshold, indicating that if the level is above that threshold, they can only measure hCG. Typically, this is about 20 to 25 milli-International Units per milliliter (mIU/mL), while smaller quantities can be obtained by certain more sensitive samples.
After successful implantation, it would take a few days for you to get enough hCG in your urine to turn positive for a home pregnancy test.
- Waiting period for IUIs
All this usually amounts to the need to wait 14 days before having a home pregnancy test following your IUI. Your clinic can go ahead and schedule you for a 14-day post-IUI blood hCG test too.
IUI Success Symptoms
Enlarged ovaries can be one of the IUI success symptoms. Your ovaries could be enlarged if you were taking estrogen or fertility medications previous to your IUI. They have been described by some women as feeling sore or tender, so they should be covered. It’s yet another indication of why it’s a smart thing to take it easy on the day of the treatment.
For certain women who were on fertility prescriptions previous to their procedure, after the IUI is complete, they experience symptoms identical to those of pregnancy. Morning sickness, sore breasts, increased urination, weakness, etc. are these signs… We would advise you not to believe this implies that your procedure was successful.
Wait, there are more:’ the trigger shot’ and medicated IUIs. When it includes some medications, things get a bit more complex, but the 14-day rule also holds and can be much more important.
The Trigger Shot
They will administer a “trigger shot” if your doctor needs to monitor your IUI any more correctly. This hormone injection causes your body to activate its mature egg(s) in preparation for an IUI (rather than wait for it to happen naturally). The IUI will generally be scheduled by your physician for 24 to 36 hours just after the shot.
The trigger shot normally contains 5,000 to 10,000 IUs of hCG to the tune. That is basically what “triggers” any mature eggs to be released by your body. (What sort of multitasker!)
Progesterone Levels After IUI
Average progesterone was significantly higher (36.0 ± 44.5 vs. 25.8 ± 22.1 ng/mL, p<0.02) in IVF than in IUI periods. A considerably greater progesterone level than pregnancy losses (41.5 ± 46.7 vs. 20.6 ± 20 ng/mL, p<0.0001) was obtained for the most favorable outcomes (ongoing pregnancy and live birth). In particular, more than 75% of patients had an active pregnancy or delivery with progesterone levels at or above the 3rd quartile (>24.2 ng/mL).