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April 26th, 2011, 03:46 PM
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You ladies have gotten me very curious about IUI. From what I have read, it may be a cheaper option for us rather than my husband having surgery.

I would love some more info on it. Specifically with pricing. We would be paying cash because my insurance does not pay any part of fertility treatments.
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April 26th, 2011, 05:46 PM
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I just had my first IUI today and paid for it out of pocket and I wrote out a check for $357, which is actually lower than I thought it was going to be. I think $500 is a typical cost for an IUI (that doesn't include meds or any ultrasound monitoring you may need.) Personally, I took clomid which cost me $10 and I didn't have any ultrasound monitoring at all. Alot of doctors do like to do monitoring and sometimes a trigger shot so all of those costs can add up as well. But based on the counts you mentioned in your other post, I would think IUI would be a good option for you

I found this link for you:


Fertility treatment: Artificial insemination (IUI) | BabyCenter
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April 26th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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We paid out of pocket as well...$565 included one ultrasound and the sperm washing/IUI. Our insurance actually covered my Clomid and Trigger, but even without insurance I think you could get both for less than $75.
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April 26th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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What is the sperm washing?
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April 27th, 2011, 05:38 AM
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Sperm washing is when they separate the sperm from the semen so it can be used for IUI - you can't be inseminated with straight semen because it would cause extreme pain.

My insurance covers the ultrasounds and bloodwork, but nothing else for IF, no meds or anything. My IUIs have cost $380, clomid $18 at Walmart, trigger shot $55, plus all of my co-pays for each time I go in for monitoring ($25 a pop). Double-check with your insurance to see if they will cover the u/s and blood - that part of the process is actually way more expensive that the IUI itself.
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April 27th, 2011, 06:52 AM
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If we end up going through with IUI the fee for us is about $500 at our clinic. I don't know what the medicines & all cost because we are a military family; we pay for IUI and IVF but the other stuff is covered by our insurance.

From the other responses, it looks like $500 is pretty normal price for an IUI procedure.
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April 27th, 2011, 06:58 AM
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Sperm washing is when they separate the sperm from the semen so it can be used for IUI - you can't be inseminated with straight semen because it would cause extreme pain.

My insurance covers the ultrasounds and bloodwork, but nothing else for IF, no meds or anything. My IUIs have cost $380, clomid $18 at Walmart, trigger shot $55, plus all of my co-pays for each time I go in for monitoring ($25 a pop). Double-check with your insurance to see if they will cover the u/s and blood - that part of the process is actually way more expensive that the IUI itself.
Why would that cause extreme pain? I knew they separated the sperm out from the other fluid, but I didn't know that direct insemination would hurt.
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April 27th, 2011, 08:30 AM
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We had two done at two different RE's offices, one was around $450 I believe and the other was around $360....my insurance doesnt cover ANYTHING so we also had to pay for each of our ultrasounds ($350 a pop!) Clomid ($20) and trigger ($90).
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