ICSI - Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a procedure created to help infertile couples going through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) because of extreme male factor infertility. ICSI includes adding healthy sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg utilizing a particular kind of microinjection pipette. After sperm injection into the egg, further culture and embryo transfer are similar to the IVF process. For patients with subfertile semen, this method is more beneficial than IVF. ICSI has become the best procedure in male infertility treatment since its discovery. In ICSI only one sperm is required, which is infused into the egg. ICSI is presently utilized in almost 50% of all IVF treatments.

In case you have a low sperm count, low sperm motility or capacity to swim, a damaged or missing vas deferens which are the cylinders that convey seminal liquid from the testicles to the penis, or if there is an irreversible vasectomy done on you, ICSI can assist you with impregnating your partner.

How the treatment is done?

Since ICSI is constantly utilized with in vitro treatment, the procedure begins with the preparation for this method. The woman is given fertility medications to restore egg follicle development and ovulation. Her mature ova are then recovered to use during ICSI.

In extra groundwork for ICSI, sperm is collected from the man. In situations where it is feasible, sperm can be collected from a semen sample. This is the favored technique since it is less invasive. Also, a substitute alternative is to collect the sperm from the man's testicles by a testicular biopsy under sedative.

The single sperm is infused into the woman's harvested egg with an extremely delicate needle. The egg will reseal itself after the needle is removed, similarly to the activity of natural fertilization when the sperm gets through its external layer. As in vitro preparation without ICSI, the fertilized egg is then left to develop for a couple of days prior to being transferred back into the woman's uterus as an embryo. You can take a pregnancy test around fourteen days after the embryos are set in the uterus.

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