IUI/SO-IUI: Anyone?

StayingPositive

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May I ask how much waa the iui in kkh? Are you a private patient?
Subsidised patient. 1 cycle of IUI estimated is about $2,000-$2500, can use medisave, but there are some costs which cannot go through medisave (about $200).

I didnt manage to complete my first cycle... it was a cancelled cycle for me :( waiting to do the next one.
 

Noop

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Subsidised patient. 1 cycle of IUI estimated is about $2,000-$2500, can use medisave, but there are some costs which cannot go through medisave (about $200).

I didnt manage to complete my first cycle... it was a cancelled cycle for me :( waiting to do the next one.
Your iui did they give you meds?
 

StayingPositive

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Correct me if I am wrong I feel the pricing is very high for subsidy patient. You mean in this 2.5 k you will get further subsidy or you need to pay 2.5k
My IUI doesnt have meds, just the injections so far. Anyway i didnt make it to the actual IUI, and that alr chalked up 1.8k (even if it is a cancelled cycle).

There is no further subsidy. I feel the subsidy is more for the blood tests, fertility tests and all, where usually there is quite a big govt subsidy for it. Not v sure too.
 

Noop

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My IUI doesnt have meds, just the injections so far. Anyway i didnt make it to the actual IUI, and that alr chalked up 1.8k (even if it is a cancelled cycle).

There is no further subsidy. I feel the subsidy is more for the blood tests, fertility tests and all, where usually there is quite a big govt subsidy for it. Not v sure too.
I am surprised it is so expensive. I did in private no meds everything came upto 1.2k so was wondering if govt hospital was cheaper but looks like no
 

iibears

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If you’re Singapore citizen, and below age 40, you can get co-funding of 75% or up to $1000 off IUI treatments at Govt Hospitals (Kk, NUH, SGH) starting Jan 2020. Right now IUI has no co-funding even in Govt hospital FYI https://www.heybaby.sg/raising-families/taking-care-of-your-medical-needs/co-funding-for-acp
I'm going my first so iui insemination today, trying to not have high hopes but yet at the same time hoping for a tiny miracle.

Oh the Jan 2020 cofunding, is there cap on no. of times?
 
I'm going my first so iui insemination today, trying to not have high hopes but yet at the same time hoping for a tiny miracle.

Oh the Jan 2020 cofunding, is there cap on no. of times?
All the best to you!

I'm not sure too on the number of times, I think best is to check with the hospital.
 

iibears

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Hi all! Did my insemination this morning, Dr say the sperm post washed are pretty good and overall good to go ahead. The procedure itself was relatively fast and not much pain, more of discomfort but I do feel quite abit of cramps on one side now.
 

Noop

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Hi all! Did my insemination this morning, Dr say the sperm post washed are pretty good and overall good to go ahead. The procedure itself was relatively fast and not much pain, more of discomfort but I do feel quite abit of cramps on one side now.
Awesome I'm in my 2 week wait too
 

Rine_YM

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Hi all! Did my insemination this morning, Dr say the sperm post washed are pretty good and overall good to go ahead. The procedure itself was relatively fast and not much pain, more of discomfort but I do feel quite abit of cramps on one side now.
Good luck! Me too on my tww :) lets jiayou!
 

StayingPositive

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May I ask if SO-IUI cycles can be done back to back? Or is there a need to rest?

My first SO IUI was a cancelled one, so didnt manage to do the actual IUI procedure, just only did all the jabs before that. One of the doc and a nurse told me need to rest first to let all the injections wear out; another doc told me can try and they will do a scan first to see if conditions are ideal to try. So I am also abit confused.
 

StayingPositive

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I am surprised it is so expensive. I did in private no meds everything came upto 1.2k so was wondering if govt hospital was cheaper but looks like no
Realised something about KK today - i was a subsidised patient initially when I was referred from polyclinic then to KK. And after that to KKIVF centre. But once step into KKIVF centre, then will be considered as private patient already! There is no distinction between subsidised or non-subsidised patients.

Hence probably why the cost not so much different from private clinics. V surprised by this, I should have gone private previously then! Sigh.

Though from 1 Jan 2020 onwards, there will be the $1,000 govt co-fund for govt hosps. Apparently it is only for up to 3 times usage, according to KK.
 

Noop

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Realised something about KK today - i was a subsidised patient initially when I was referred from polyclinic then to KK. And after that to KKIVF centre. But once step into KKIVF centre, then will be considered as private patient already! There is no distinction between subsidised or non-subsidised patients.

Hence probably why the cost not so much different from private clinics. V surprised by this, I should have gone private previously then! Sigh.

Though from 1 Jan 2020 onwards, there will be the $1,000 govt co-fund for govt hosps. Apparently it is only for up to 3 times usage, according to KK.
Wow so ivf in kk you will only save from the govt cofounding and can use medisave. Rest charges similar
 

Rine_YM

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Generally post ovulation your CM will get gluey and sticky more dry not clear. Does it happen all cycles for you or just this iui cycle?
Just this cycle.. ya gluey de.. ytd evening and this morning only.. noon dont have already.. usually it will happen to me only few days before period de.. but my period will only be due on 25th, my period very regular also.. and I'm still having a little cramp here and there also..
 

Noop

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Just this cycle.. ya gluey de.. ytd evening and this morning only.. noon dont have already.. usually it will happen to me only few days before period de.. but my period will only be due on 25th, my period very regular also.. and I'm still having a little cramp here and there also..
I am exactly same dates as you my periods is due Christmas eve or Christmas day. I'm also very regular cycle. I am having mild on and off cramping too. I'm. Also bloated today could be weekend eating
 

Rine_YM

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I am exactly same dates as you my periods is due Christmas eve or Christmas day. I'm also very regular cycle. I am having mild on and off cramping too. I'm. Also bloated today could be weekend eating
Oh! So coincidence... ok , we shall jiayou together.. r u on any medication now?
 

Moon08

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Hi gals. I am new to here. I am also about to do SO IUI in KKH. Can you all please share your experiences? I am under Dr Sadhana. But it seems she will not do iui for me.
 
The MO on duty will do the iui. It seems it’s the usual practice in kkh . Any idea?
Yes KK practices a team doctor approach. Even during the stimm period, you will see the doc on duty which may not be your own specialist. I did my IUI in KK in Nov. I didn’t see my own specialist at all though I’m private patient. But even though it was not successful I found the docs and nurses at KKIVF centre professional and helpful. So don’t worry about it :)
 

iibears

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Hi gals. I am new to here. I am also about to do SO IUI in KKH. Can you all please share your experiences? I am under Dr Sadhana. But it seems she will not do iui for me.
Hi Moon08, I just did my first SO IUI at Kkh, was referred by polyclinic and doctor is Dr Chua Ka Hee. Did the usual blood tests (i.e whether if I'm ovaluating etc...), SA followed by HSG and was given all clear before we proceed to SO IUI. He gave us 3 options, continue to try natural way since all results were good, iui or SO IUI but due to age we decided to go with SO IUI.

Started first cycle early December, had to jab myself with Puregon to help follicles grow, went back KKH 3 to 4 times for scan to check on follicles and had to do additional shots to stop ovulation. And finally on the last 3 days before the procedure itself trigger shot and then the procedure.

It's correct that the procedure will not be administered by the Dr we are with but it was one of the doctors whom we saw during our follow-ups post scans. Overall process took less than 10 mins and I rested for around 30 mins and went home.

Now in my TTW have to go back for blood test 30 Dec.

The nurses on site are all really nice and friendly so need not worry!
 

Moon08

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Yes KK practices a team doctor approach. Even during the stimm period, you will see the doc on duty which may not be your own specialist. I did my IUI in KK in Nov. I didn’t see my own specialist at all though I’m private patient. But even though it was not successful I found the docs and nurses at KKIVF centre professional and helpful. So don’t worry about it :)
That’s nice
 

Moon08

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Hi Moon08, I just did my first SO IUI at Kkh, was referred by polyclinic and doctor is Dr Chua Ka Hee. Did the usual blood tests (i.e whether if I'm ovaluating etc...), SA followed by HSG and was given all clear before we proceed to SO IUI. He gave us 3 options, continue to try natural way since all results were good, iui or SO IUI but due to age we decided to go with SO IUI.

Started first cycle early December, had to jab myself with Puregon to help follicles grow, went back KKH 3 to 4 times for scan to check on follicles and had to do additional shots to stop ovulation. And finally on the last 3 days before the procedure itself trigger shot and then the procedure.

It's correct that the procedure will not be administered by the Dr we are with but it was one of the doctors whom we saw during our follow-ups post scans. Overall process took less than 10 mins and I rested for around 30 mins and went home.

Now in my TTW have to go back for blood test 30 Dec.

The nurses on site are all really nice and friendly so need not worry!
Thank you for the detailed sharing and best of luck.
 

Moon08

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Yes KK practices a team doctor approach. Even during the stimm period, you will see the doc on duty which may not be your own specialist. I did my IUI in KK in Nov. I didn’t see my own specialist at all though I’m private patient. But even though it was not successful I found the docs and nurses at KKIVF centre professional and helpful. So don’t worry about it :)
After a unsuccessful cycle, does the specialist do a review or post analysis of possible causes of failure? I understand most of the time it’s unexplained factor.
 

After a unsuccessful cycle, does the specialist do a review or post analysis of possible causes of failure? I understand most of the time it’s unexplained factor.
I didn’t have any appointment for review cos my doctor, Dr Jessie Phoon and I already planned we will go straight to IVF if IUI fails. I guess the doctors will have different arrangements for patients, whether to review or not?
 
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