ICSI is the best option for couples whow have infertility due to a male factor. The procedure requires only one sperm, which is injected directly into the egg. The fertilised egg (embryo) is then transferred to the uterus (womb) of the female partner.
What causes of infertility can ICSI manage?
ICSI enables fertilisation for following causes of infertility:
How does ICSI work?
After completing all the consent formalities and basic screening, the real ICSI procedure involves the following:
As in standard IVF procedure, the female partner is carefully monitored through vaginal ultrasound scans and possibly blood tests for ovulation. Fertility drugs are given to stimulate ovaries to produce more eggs. Eggs are collected using IVF procedure.
Meanwhile the male partner either collects the sperm by ejaculating into a cup on the same day or doctor can extract sperm from him under local anaesthesia by any of the following procedures:
Each egg is injected with a single sperm obtained from male partner or donor. The remaining procedure is same as IVF.
Finally, if fertilisation does take place, the embryos will be cultured in the laboratory for up to six days and then between one and three of the best-quality embryos will be transferred to the womb.
Advantages of ICSI
Success rates of ICSI
Age plays a major role in the success of any of the IVF procedures. The younger individuals usually have healthier eggs and higher chances of success.Authored by Dr.Deepak Rao
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