Chance of conceiving through IUI?

I am 38 and have had three failed IUI cycles. I ovulate regularly and all my initial pre treatment scans and tests are fine. I have been advised to wait for a laproscopy and then try again with Clomide. The only problem is that in waiting for the laproscopy I will have to miss three cycles. When I look at the odds of conceiving through IUI they are so low that I can't help but feel it's best to keep going to maximise the odds. What do you think?

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I would suggest that you follow the advice of your doctor and have the laparoscopy before you embark on further IUI treatment.  If your tubes are not open IUI may not be the most appropriate treatment and you may need to consider IVF.