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IUI Success Symptoms Day by Day

IUI Success Symptoms Day by Day

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Have you undergone an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) procedure recently? If yes, you may be anticipating whether your IUI process has been a success or not.

A solution to ease your concern is to know the day-by-day symptoms that occur after the IUI process. It will help understand if the process has been a success or not.

Ultimately, you will have to confirm with your fertility doctor to know the state and result of your IUI procedure.

IUI Success Symptoms Day By Day

The symptoms encountered by each individual are different. You may experience a slew of early pregnancy symptoms. Or you may not experience any symptoms at all.

Experiencing symptoms or no symptoms are nothing to be alarmed about. Contact your fertility doctor only if the symptom you are experiencing is too severe.

Day Symptoms Reason for the Symptom Is it normal to experience the symptoms?
Initial Days After IUI Procedure
Mild cramping and light
Due to the insertion of the
Yes, it is normal. The mild pain will
catheter into the vagina to place the sperm.
wear off within a few days
After 6 Days of the IUI Procedure
Light spotting, mild cramping, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, and other early pregnancy symptoms.
Implantation process.
It is normal to experience these symptoms. It is also normal to not be experiencing these symptoms. Some women encounter these symptoms only after several days of the implantation process.
After 15 Days of IUI Procedure
Missed Period
Possible implantation success.
Is normal to experience. Indicates that your IUI procedure may have been a success.
Period/ Menses
Possible implantation failure.
Not normal to experience periods or heavy bleeding after the embryo implantation process.
Increase in body temperature
Possible implantation success. Hormonal level changes.
Normal to experience.
Heightened sense
Normal to
of taste and smell
implantation success. Hormonal changes.
Mood swings
Possible implantation success. Play of hormones.
Normal to experience.

When to Test for Pregnancy After IUI

You can test for pregnancy after 14 or 15 days of the IUI process.

Home tests can mislead with false results. So go with medically verified pregnancy tests like hCG tests to confirm the success of the process.

Hormonal drugs taken during the IUI process can also cause early pregnancy symptoms. So do not base your confirmation on the symptoms you encounter. You may be pregnant even without experiencing any symptoms as well. Take a standard pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy status.

What if the IUI Cycle Is Unsuccessful?

Factors of infertility can cause the IUI procedure to fail. This should not affect your hope on the process. Because you can go for successive treatments to enhance your chances of getting pregnant.

You can take a minimum of three IUI cycles of treatment before giving up or moving onto other ART (Assisted Reproductive Technique) fertility treatments.

Success Chances with IVF After Failed IUI

You can choose to go with In vitro fertilization (IVF) also if you find IUI to be helpless. IVF has better success chances than IUI. So you can hope to be not disappointed with IVF after IUI. Consult with your fertility doctor before moving on to other ART procedures.


IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) is a good method to address cases of male factor infertility, cervix factor infertility, and other unexplained infertility cases. IUI Treatment is minimally discomforting and also has quicker cycles. It is also more cost-effective than IVF.

However, the success of the treatment will not be positive for everyone. There are various factors that influence the success of an ART procedure. Just do your best by practicing a healthy lifestyle and cooperating with your fertility doctor’s advice.

There is always a silver lining!

To know more about the symptoms that indicate IUI success contact a fertility specialist.


Can post-IUI be asymptomatic?

Yes, after the insertion of sperm into the uterus you may experience no symptoms of the ovulation and embryo implantation process. It is completely normal. Only after a proper pregnancy test can you confirm whether you are pregnant or not.

What if I do not get my period after two weeks of IUI?

Absence of mense after two weeks of pregnancy is an indicator of possible pregnancy. You may also be not pregnant and the delay in periods may be due to the hormonal medications taken during the IUI procedure. So consult with your fertility specialist regarding it.

How do I know that my IUI is a failure?

If you get your period after two weeks of IUI, it indicates pregnancy failure. However, consult with your fertility doctor to confirm your pregnancy status.

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