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IUI/SO-IUI: Anyone?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by xinyu, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    I think IUI is cheap, but the medication and injection plus all kinds of test are not cheap.
    I did mine on 16.09.17 at pte clinic and IUI procedure at VFC, my total cost is $7923.49. I am claiming medisave $6k. So that will be $1923.49 cash part.
     


  2. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    I think IUI is cheap, but the medication and injection plus all kinds of test are not cheap.
    I did mine on 16.09.17 at pte clinic and IUI procedure at VFC, my total cost is $7923.49. I am claiming medisave $6k. So that will be $1923.49 cash part.
     
  3. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    So your #2 successful?
     
  4. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Just got for private if Q so long. I think cost is slightly more but u saved time and seize opportunity. i had mine for $8k less claimable medisave $6k first cycle will be $2k all in including all the test, HSG, hep B injection too!

    So your #2 successful?
     
  5. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Just got for private if Q so long. I think cost is slightly more but u saved time and seize opportunity. i had mine for $8k less claimable medisave $6k first cycle will be $2k all in including all the test, HSG, hep B injection too!

    So your #2 successful?
     
  6. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    Hi, after so long, did you managed to conceive? I can recommend my gynae to you if u need one soon
     
  7. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Hi, I also cant wait, I am 44yo and my hubby is 35. I was like try to hit the metal while its hot. For this SOIUI cycle, i spent $7923.49.. can claim$6k from medisave. But you need to have ready cash for the 2 weeks at least. So you pay first, claim after the IUI procedure. Use my Dr, he is good. very responsive, my dates all prioritised. This price including HSG, sperm wash, IUI procedure at VFC, medication during HSG, 10 days injections plus trigger jab. Also consultation plus US.
     
  8. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    anything until I can't wait and googled online this Virtue Fertility Centre and they recommend me this Dr Yeong from The Tow Yung Clinic. He is real good. immediate attention to me, so you can consider him.
     
  9. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    hi, what is BD?
     
  10. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    Oh. Thanks!
     
  11. Dephin

    Dephin New Member

    IUI at NUH cost $300 (Subsidized rate).
    S$85 for Ovidrel (HCG trigger shot)
    S$30 for each timing of ovulation scan (Follicle size & endometrium thickness) - Done by consultants or senior consultants.
    Total cost should be less than $500.
    Recommended by the nurses not to use medisave for IUI but for IVF instead.
     
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  12. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    As I'm already 44, also won't get government to subsidies me for ivf. So I go directly to private dr. Very fast. My first visit for introduction on 19.08.17, it happens that I was going to ovulate in a day or so. Had one matured follicle. Other 3 still small. Basically normal conception, woman will only have one matured egg or two. So in august, I told my gynae that I still go ahead w natural way. Then he gave me duphaston pill to take just in case I may conceive. The very first visit, my blood was drawn for some checking, then my hubby gave his sample to VFC for analysis too.

    As my natural way failed, so my gynae started to plan for my SOIUI immediately on 5th sept, which is my Day 2. So everything just commenced and my SOIUI done on 16.09.17. Very fast. Now I'm in the 2WW, very long wait though. Total for all scan, consultations, medication, 10days injection, sperm wash, HSG and iui procedure room at VFC cost me $7923.49. Which I claim my first cycle of medisave. So in the end I'll spend like close to $2k for a very fast and planned procedure.
     
  13. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member


    Furthermore IVF Max age is 45. And I won't do IVF also. If this time my IUI is not successful, I'll drop the idea too. Plus medisave claim for ACP max is $15k, if dun use, dunno when can use. Lol
     
  14. Dephin

    Dephin New Member

    4 matured follicles is a lot for IUI. 2WW is really miserable & stressful. Did you do a scan before your IUI? All 4 follicles ruptured?

    Hope you succeed on your first try!

    Procedure is cheap at government hospital but of cos waiting time is longer à Have to get referral letter from polyclinic too. I feel that additional 2k is okay since 6k is covered by medisave. :)
     
  15. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Haha, ya. My gynae actually told me his other patients will move on to IVF if they have good numbers of matured follicles. But I still insisted to go ahead w IUI. crossing my fingers now hoping that I'll get pregnant with just at most twins. Cannot imagine if I got triplets or quadruplets.
     
  16. Dephin

    Dephin New Member

    Yup, pregnant with multiples is very risky. Hope you can get twins! Around 10 more days to go! Good luck! :)
     
  17. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Thanks Dephin
     
  18. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    My 2nd fresh is 3 mths Q thou. The cost is a lot cheaper cause got 6.3k gov grants. So i only pay 1k+ cash minus off 6.3k grants, 4k medisave.
     
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  19. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    So you pregnant now?
     
  20. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Now I'm Day 6 after iui. The past few days felt those menstrual cramp on n off. Today the pull is at the lower abdomen. Not sure if I over reacted as thought I hv successful procedure. But really dunno the result. Still so many days to my next cycle 2nd oct. told my gynae I'll see him on 3rd oct right after my next cycle as if I no menses then, I'll be sure pregnant.
     
  21. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    Hi, i bfp on first cycle but mc on week 8-9. Thus Q for 2nd fresh next month (oct)
     
  22. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    What's the cause of your MC? U must take care of your womb from now on. Try to build it stronger.
     
  23. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    By right one should rest long enough after one MC then start to conceive again. Take dang gui, bazhen, eat more green leaves vege, fish like pomfret, salmon. Dun take cold things, especially grass jelly, agar agar, white type of vege.
     
  24. stardust29

    stardust29 New Member

    Hello! I just had my first IUI on Sept 18 and counting down this 2ww.... (5 more days to go!)
    The unfortunate thing is I've developed cold and cough from a flu bug at work and have been unwell the last few days :( but i hope this will not affect me much.

    @goggyforyoz - i think our dates are pretty near, praying hard this will be great success for us (and everyone else)! ;)
     
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  25. Daledale

    Daledale Active Member

    Baby lost heartbeat. Yes, drinking bazhen soup, bai feng wan and taking care of my health to tiao. Tcm gave green light after 3 mth rest.
     
  26. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Hi, too bad that I'm not successful. Did few test all negative. Now waiting for my menses to come.

    Let's hope yours is successful
     
  27. stardust29

    stardust29 New Member

    Hi @goggyforyoz .. I am sorry to hear about this.. fight on!

    I have not tested anything just yet - and given the state I am in (cold & flu for the last few days); I am not so sure too. I also have been taking flu meds which is less ideal, though I guess I could take them (else couldn't survive the flu)..

    That aside.. I have not done much nursing or '调养‘ my own body... only starting to eat a little healthier / sleeping earlier recently. I have friends who took 3-6 months off work (and stress) just to prepare for this and were successful on 2-3 tries..

    Did you all make a lot of adjustments to your daily life just for this? Aside from eating healthy (no fried no seafood/sashimi) / getting sufficient rest / better manage work and stress (ha) ... not sure what else I am missing out... o_O
     
  28. MinL

    MinL New Member

    Hmm @stardust29 I did my IUI last Monday. 25th Sept.

    Adjusted for the scheduling at work to fit all the ultrasounds for IUI.

    I'm also looking into the food I take. Exercise and all, everything as per usual. Food wise, I think it's good to have a nutritional routine even without a baby.

    I run > 10 km every other day, been looking up information if it affects the baby, if I'm pregnant. Conclusion is if one has been active, just continue. So I'm still running.
     
  29. MinL

    MinL New Member

    Thanks for the information! Always good to have choices.
     
  30. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    U should refrain from all exercise.
     
  31. Rainbowskies

    Rainbowskies Member

    i'm 10dpiui now and so far i've been having some occasional cramping but other than that nothing else

    Was on letrozole, natural iui, have to say that it's hard not to think so this 2ww feels exceptionally long
     
  32. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Please don’t think. The more u think the more you get disappointed.

    I m very disappointed w mine. Failed with 4 follicles. Now having menses. I was really sad. All those cramps are just normal. Dun even think is the process. Cos I experienced this too. So just refrain from doing strainous exercise. Rest more.
     
  33. Rainbowskies

    Rainbowskies Member

    yes that's true, i think most people who bfp have zero symptoms.

    don't fret, is it your first iui? probably you may ace it on the second one! It's really hard but let's all keep trying
     
  34. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    I’m going for second cycle tomorrow. This time I’ll try clomid with iui. Good luck to me. Never give up. 求子心切
     
  35. stardust29

    stardust29 New Member

    Well! It turned out negative for me too. I started having cramps over the weekend and more or less knew it wasn't going to happen.. Gonna start another cycle this month.. jiayou everyone! :)
     
  36. michelin89

    michelin89 New Member

    Anyone 2ww currently after SO-IUI?
     
  37. michelin89

    michelin89 New Member

    Thanks for sharing. I'm with Dr Loh too. Now 2ww after 1st IUI.
     
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  38. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    Which hospital?
     
  39. michelin89

    michelin89 New Member

    He's from Thomson Medical. Has 2 clinic, 1 in TMC (handling pregnancies mostly) & the other one is Thomson Fertility Centre in Novena (handling infertility issues mostly).
    Currently the Medical Director of TFC. Used to be Head of KKH IVF Dept b4 he jumped over to be TMC's medical director for IVF/IUI.

    https://www.thomsonmedical.com/doctor/dr-loh-seong-feei/
     
  40. Dephin

    Dephin New Member

    加油! I failed IUI twice. It's really very demoralizing. Doctor prescribed me letrozole for IUI #3 but I'm stopping this cycle & seeking help from TCM instead.


    Watch this video when you're free. I find it interesting
     
  41. MinL

    MinL New Member

    Hi all, update.

    I've got positives from the Guardian pregnancy test kits. 13th day after IUI procedure.

    Awaiting blood test at kkh. It's scheduled for the 20th day.

    So basically, no symptoms after IUI.

    Good luck to everyone.
     
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  42. michelin89

    michelin89 New Member

    Wow! Congrats!!!
    May I know since which day after IUI u started testing for preg? Or day 13 (post IUI) is ur first preg testing?
     
  43. pinkpony

    pinkpony New Member

    Hi Min, is this your first IUI? Can share how is the procedure like? I’m going for my first briefing with KKH on 25 Oct. Wondering what is it about? Do they prescribe the Jabs/medicine on that day?
     
  44. MinL

    MinL New Member

    Thanks. Tested today.

    First IUI. At KKH too. Doing Puregon, no clomid.

    - Briefing is mainly a financial briefing. Let you know how much to pay, what you're paying for, how to pay.
    - Prescription - for me, it was prescribed when I went back on CD 2. Have to ask KKH if during briefing, you have your menses, if it's possible to get it on the same day.

    For me, briefing was done in the late afternoon, then have to await menses. I didn't have my menses on the day of the briefing. So I waited.

    - How procedure is like
    After briefing:
    First appointment on CD2, advised to go on 5 days Puregon, 50 IU. Went KKH in the morning around 10+, left at 2+. Did not see a doctor on this day. Only nurses. So to me, it seems possible to get the briefing done, and take the first pack of medicine but good to ask the nurses.
    First ultrasound scan on CD7. Consultant on duty upped the dosage to 75 IU. Told to test for ovulation on CD9, if it's positive, go back KKH; if its negative, go back KKH only on the next day. For the ovulation tests, it's always if positive, go KKH, if negative, keep to review date.
    Repeat the process of scanning - review dosage - test for ovulation - back to scanning... till the consultant thinks the follicles and lining are ready for IUI.
    Went for 6 reviews in total. Did IUI on CD 21.
    Edit: the IUI itself, online information is accurate. So they put a "straw" into you to guide the sperms. Painless. I had slight cramping after procedure. Husband has to hand the sperms to Sperm Bank on the morning of the IUI procedure. Wife goes KKIVF to register, head to Sperm Bank to do the procedure. Actual procedure was only 5 minutes. Total time inclusive of queueing, about 2 hours. Went there at 9.30, left at 11.45.

    During the review,
    - take pictures of the immediate results of Clearblue at home and bring the sticks with you.
    - bring your medicine.

    Ultrasounds and reviews are done only in the morning.

    Hope the information helps.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
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  45. Rainbowskies

    Rainbowskies Member

    me ! but actually already 16dpiui but i'm scared to test
     
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  46. goggyforyoz

    goggyforyoz Member

    If you are 16th day n no menses, that means congratulation!
     
  47. Congrats! Thanks for the tips. What time are the ultrasounds in the morning - are there slots before 9am?
     
  48. MinL

    MinL New Member

    Clinic opens at 7.30 a.m., ultrasounds start at 8 a.m. (Sharp, from what I saw), queue number system. Ultrasounds are fast, it's the wait for review that's slower.

    Based on gut feeling, for ultrasounds, think about 5 minutes per lady? Then the doctor will start to call numbers for reviews at around 8.45 a.m., sometimes earlier, sometimes later.

    I left by 9 a.m. for all my ultrasounds + reviews, except the last one when the nurses have to inject orgalutran. Was in KKH for a total of about 3 hours.

    If you're worried about going to work, then husbands can do the reviews also. So you can scan and leave.
     
  49. stardust29

    stardust29 New Member

    Hi @Dephin! Have you started any visits or treatment to TCM? Can you share more on what they typically do?
    A couple of my friends/colleague also told me to visit TCM but I am not very sure where to start/ or who to visit.. so will be great to hear from your experience.
     

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