Symptoms of a Successful IUI

Summary: The 2 weeks wait after an IUI procedure is tough. You are eager to know if your IUI was a success. Some successful IUI symptoms can give you a clue if are pregnant, but if you do not have these symptoms, you could still be pregnant.


Pregnancy is the most joyful experience for any couple especially after an IUI procedure. Many couples are not able to conceive naturally due to male factor infertility. This can be very distressing emotionally for both partners.

What is IUI?

Intra Uterine Insemination is a technique where the sperm of the male partners is placed in the female partner’s uterus though a medical procedure. The male partner has to give a semen sample which is washed and sorted for active and healthy sperms. The sperms are then injected into the female partner’s uterus using a simple and painless technique.

When is IUI recommended?

IUI treatment is a very highly recommended treatment for couples who are not able to conceive naturally due to low sperm count. There is a high percentage of the infertile male population who suffer from sperm problems. IUI treatment is also used to treat certain other male infertility conditions such as varicocele, retrograde sperm, blocked vas deferens, vasectomy, and erectile dysfunction to name a few.

Successful IUI symptoms

The most joyful moment for any parent is when they experience successful IUI symptoms. A successful IUI means that you are pregnant.

Let us take a look at successful IUI symptoms:

  • Implantation bleeding: this is one of the very first symptoms that may show up. This is a sure shot confirmation of a successful IUI
  • Nausea: Some women feel nausea and unable to keep any food down. This is due to the hormonal changes in the body.
  • Delayed period: If your period is over due by several days, it just might be because of your IUI success.
  • Breast tenderness: Many women find that their breasts are extra tender and sensitive to touch.
  • Fatigue: Unusual fatigue is a symptom of pregnancy. You feel tired very easily.
  • Cravings: Developing a sudden desire to eat certain foods and a strong repulsion for other foods is a strong successful IUI symptom.

Every woman is eagerly waiting to experience successful IUI symptoms and sometimes even imagine some of them. However nothing can give you a more positive confirmation like a pregnancy test.

Some FAQ’s

Q: It has been one week after my IUI procedure, can I do a pregnancy test to check if I’m pregnant.

A:  One week is too soon to check. Even if you are pregnant the chances are that your test might show negative. It is better to wait for at least 2 weeks after your IUI procedure.

Q: It has been 12 days since my IUI procedure and I haven’t had any implantation bleeding. Does this mean my IUI was not successful?

A: Not all women experience implantation bleeding. If you haven’t had your period yet, then it is quite probable that you just might be pregnant. Wait for another two days before doing a pregnancy test to ensure an accurate test result.

Q: Is abdominal pain one of the successful IUI symptoms?

A: Abdominal discomfort could mean IUI success sometimes. If you are experiencing a severe abdominal pain you should consult your doctor immediately.

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