Ask an expert
Question

12 Mar 2007

questions
I went for scan on CD 12, lining was thin no sign of follicle.FS put me on contraceptive to regulate my cycle will this have any adverse effects?And how safe is the IUI procedure ?Does this procedure increase the chances of one having multiples if so , can a person who has had myomectomy carry multiples successfully or are the dangers greater?
Answer 300 views
Expert
Fertility expert
fertility expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Curious

The idea of using a contraceptive pill to regulate the period is generally acceptable without any adverse effects. IUI is an extremely safe procedure provided that the sperm parameters are reasonable and suitable for such procedure. The liklihood of multiple pregnancies occuring in a simple IUI cycle without ovulation induction is very low. This is due to the fact that without any ovulation induction, a sinlge follicle/egg is prroduced as would normally occur and hence the liklihood of multiple pregnancy is remote.
However, where ovulation induction is being used in the form of tablets (clomiphene citrate) or injections or a combination of the two, then certainly the number of eggs will be increased and the liklihood of mutiple pregnancies increase consequently. Certainly in the case of previous myomectomy the risk of complications will increase in multiple pregnancies but are still reasonablly acceptable in the case of twins.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9321 votes
No
67% - 18650 votes
Vote