ICSI – Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Procedure brief – ICSI is a process in which carefully selected healthy sperm of Husband is injected inside the wife’s egg under special microscope & it is kept along with special nutrients required for survival & growth in a specialized incubator which mimics the human body temperature & conditions to help the sperm injected egg to form an Embryo. This developed embryo is them transferred into wife’s uterus (a.k.a Embryo Transfer) where it will grow further & can result in successful pregnancy.
At Yashoda IVF Centre, after careful diagnosis & test reports of wife & sperm health test report of husband, the Infertility Specialist will suggest ICSI.
Before the procedure – Husband sperm sample is collected in advance & frozen, This frozen husband sperm acts as an insurance for the couple & can save the IVF cycle cancellation if husband cannot give sperm sample on the day of procedure or he is not available at the time of procedure due to some work or emergency, under such circumstances this frozen husband sample can be used.
Sperm Processing – Obtained Husband sperm sample goes through a special wash & processing which removes dead & defective sperms along with other unwanted substances.
Sperm Testing – At Yashoda IVF Centre, we perform a detail sperm test called SFA (Sperm Function Analysis) & Sperm DNA test in which sperm sample is studied in detail along with its genetic DNA, reports are generated as per guidelines of WHO (world Health Organization).
Wife’s egg Pick Up – To retrieve Wife eggs, she is given injections & other oral medicines as per the wife’s body diagnosis & after some days the egg is taken out from the wife’s body
Post pick up the eggs (oocytes) are injected with healthy sperm under an advance microscope with the help of a specialized machine. This egg will form an embryo in 2 to 6 days & the embryo can be transferred back to women’s body for implantation and can result into a successful pregnancy.
Frequently asked questions
1. How is ICSI done?
The Steps involved in ICSI are as follows:
- The ovaries are stimulated to develop healthy egg.
- The eggs from women ovaries are collected.
- Sperm sample provided by the male partner which are processed
- The healthiest sperms are selected & injected inside eggs in the laboratory for fertilization & formation of embryos.
- The embryos are then transferred to the uterus.
- Medications can be given to the woman to ready the uterus to receive the embryos.
2. How many embryos are transferred?
The number of embryos to be transferred will depend upon the following factors:
- Number of embryos
- Health of the embryos
- Age of the woman
- Age of multiple pregnancy
- Keeping in mind above factors The IVF Infertility expert doctors will take the decision regarding the number of embryos to be transferred.
3. What is needed to be done after the embryo is transferred?
After the embryo transfer, the woman may be asked to rest for the reaming day. The woman can resume normal activates the next day. In approximately 2 weeks, she will be asked to return for a pregnancy rest. Some woman may experience some cramping or bloating or breast tenderness. However, if the woman experience heavy vaginal bleeding or pain in the pelvis, blood in the urine, or fever, she should consult doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.
4. What is done with the remaining embryos?
Yashoda IVF CEntre has a provision of freezing the remaining embryos. These options allow storage of the embryos for future use, like 2nd child after couple of years or in case of an unfortunate event of miscarriage. These frozen embryos can be kept in storage for years at a nominal cost.
5. Who is suited to ICSI?
There are many factors that contributed to the cause of infertility. ICSI is generally preformed if any of the following problems exit:
- Damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes.
- Low sperm count, poor sperm motility or blockage in the tubes that carry sperms in the males.
- Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium (uterine lining) grown outside of the uterus, e.g., ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc. This affects both fertility of the egg & implantation of the embryo in the uterus.
- Problems in release or production of eggs.
- Abnormal uterus or cervix, etc
- Unexplained infertility
- For more information, kindly consult Expert doctors at Yashoda IVF Centre.
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