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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Treatment

What is ICSI?

ICSI stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. It’s an assisted reproductive technique used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) where a single sperm is directly injected into an egg to facilitate fertilization. This method is particularly helpful in cases of male infertility or when previous attempts at fertilization during IVF have been unsuccessful.
Low Sperm Count:
ICSI helps in cases where sperm count is low, ensuring a higher chance of successful fertilization.

Sperm Quality:
Helps bypass cervical mucus issues that might impede sperm movement.

Previous IVF Attempts:
ICSI might be recommended if previous IVF attempts have failed due to poor fertilization.

Unexplained Infertility:
It’s useful in cases where the cause of infertility isn’t clear, providing a direct method to achieve fertilization.

Genetic Concerns:
ICSI can be employed for those with genetic concerns, allowing for specific sperm selection to avoid passing on certain genetic conditions.

Risk of ICSI:

 

    • Potential Genetic Risks: Increased chance of passing on genetic abnormalities from the sperm injected into the egg.

 

    • Fertilization Concerns: Possibility of damaged eggs due to the injection process, affecting successful fertilization.

 

    • Multiple Pregnancies: Higher likelihood of multiple pregnancies leading to complications for both mother and babies.

 

    • Ovarian Hyperstimulation: Overstimulation of the ovaries due to fertility medications, causing discomfort and swelling.

 

  • Birth Defects: Slightly elevated risk of certain birth defects in children conceived through ICSI.

Procedure of ICSI

  • Sperm Retrieval: Sperm is collected from the male partner through ejaculation or directly from the testes via a minor surgical procedure.

  • Egg Retrieval: Eggs are retrieved from the female partner’s ovaries using ultrasound-guided aspiration.

  • Microscopic Injection: A single sperm is injected directly into the mature egg using a tiny needle under a microscope.

  • Monitoring Fertilization: The injected eggs are monitored for fertilization and embryo development over several days in a laboratory setting.

  • Embryo Transfer: After a few days, one or more healthy embryos are transferred into the female partner’s uterus to establish pregnancy.

  • Follow-up: Patients undergo routine checks and tests to confirm pregnancy and ensure a healthy progression.
Varies with Individual Factors: Success rates can differ based on various factors like age, overall health, and specific fertility issues of the couple.

General Success: On average, the success rate of ICSI ranges between 50% to 80% per cycle, but this can vary significantly.

Impact of Clinic Expertise: The experience and expertise of the fertility clinic and its professionals can also influence success rates.

Underlying Causes: Success may be affected by underlying issues such as sperm quality, egg quality, and any other fertility challenges.

Consultation is Key: Consulting a fertility doctor can provide personalized insights into the potential success rate based on individual circumstances.

Multiple Cycles: Sometimes, multiple cycles might be needed to achieve a successful pregnancy, increasing the overall success rate over attempts.

Ongoing Research and Advancements: Ongoing research and advancements in reproductive technology continually refine success rates.
Low Sperm Count:
ICSI helps in cases where sperm count is low, ensuring a higher chance of successful fertilization.

Sperm Quality:
Helps bypass cervical mucus issues that might impede sperm movement.

Previous IVF Attempts:
ICSI might be recommended if previous IVF attempts have failed due to poor fertilization.

Unexplained Infertility:
It’s useful in cases where the cause of infertility isn’t clear, providing a direct method to achieve fertilization.

Genetic Concerns:
ICSI can be employed for those with genetic concerns, allowing for specific sperm selection to avoid passing on certain genetic conditions.

Procedure of ICSI

  • Sperm Retrieval: Sperm is collected from the male partner through ejaculation or directly from the testes via a minor surgical procedure.

  • Egg Retrieval: Eggs are retrieved from the female partner’s ovaries using ultrasound-guided aspiration.

  • Microscopic Injection: A single sperm is injected directly into the mature egg using a tiny needle under a microscope.

  • Monitoring Fertilization: The injected eggs are monitored for fertilization and embryo development over several days in a laboratory setting.

  • Embryo Transfer: After a few days, one or more healthy embryos are transferred into the female partner’s uterus to establish pregnancy.

  • Follow-up: Patients undergo routine checks and tests to confirm pregnancy and ensure a healthy progression.

Risk of ICSI:

 
  • Potential Genetic Risks: Increased chance of passing on genetic abnormalities from the sperm injected into the egg.

  • Fertilization Concerns: Possibility of damaged eggs due to the injection process, affecting successful fertilization.

  • Multiple Pregnancies: Higher likelihood of multiple pregnancies leading to complications for both mother and babies.

  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation: Overstimulation of the ovaries due to fertility medications, causing discomfort and swelling.

  • Birth Defects:Slightly elevated risk of certain birth defects in children conceived through ICSI.
Varies with Individual Factors: Success rates can differ based on various factors like age, overall health, and specific fertility issues of the couple.

General Success: On average, the success rate of ICSI ranges between 50% to 80% per cycle, but this can vary significantly.

Impact of Clinic Expertise: The experience and expertise of the fertility clinic and its professionals can also influence success rates.

Underlying Causes: Success may be affected by underlying issues such as sperm quality, egg quality, and any other fertility challenges.

Consultation is Key: Consulting a fertility doctor can provide personalized insights into the potential success rate based on individual circumstances.

Multiple Cycles: Sometimes, multiple cycles might be needed to achieve a successful pregnancy, increasing the overall success rate over attempts.

Ongoing Research and Advancements: Ongoing research and advancements in reproductive technology continually refine success rates.

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Easy EMI Plans starting from INR 3499*

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