ICSI Treatment Centre in Malviya Nagar, Delhi
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, both fertility treatments are different. In ICSI, the embryologist selects only one good quality sperm to inject directly in the egg, outside in a laboratory setup. Whereas, in the case of IVF, fertilization takes place in a petri dish in a lab where many sperm are placed near a mature egg.
After the completion of transfer there is no requirement of bed rest, the patient just needs to maintain a healthy diet, do yoga or light exercise and de-stress, to keep their mind and body calm. The more relaxed and healthy the patient is, the more the chances of successful pregnancy.
ICSI can help in overcoming certain male fertility problems including:
- Low sperm count to do artificial insemination (intrauterine insemination [IUI]) or IVF
- The sperm are not able to penetrate or fertilize the egg
- When sperm are not moving in a normal fashion
- Blockage in the male reproductive tract that keeps the sperm from getting out
- An anatomical abnormality or any kind of blockage that prevents a man from producing/ejaculating sperm, for example after a vasectomy
So far, there appears to be no difference in the overall embryo quality achieved with ICSI embryos when compared to non-ICSI embryos. Similarly in the case of pregnancy rates, there is no difference between ICSI embryos and non-ICSI embryos.
- ICSI effectively eliminates the male infertility complications by injecting sperm cells directly into an egg
- Perfect fertility solution for men dealing with low sperm count, poor motility, or other sperm-related problems
- In case of irreversible vasectomy or injury, with the help of ICSI man can still enjoy parenthood
- If IVF treatment fails, ICSI is a viable option to welcome parenthood
Only one healthy sperm is required in the procedure of creating an embryo.
These are the techniques for extracting the sperm.
Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA)
It is a delicate surgical technique using the microscope to aspirate sperm from near the obstruction.
Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA)
A small needle is used to aspirate sperm from near the obstruction while using local anesthesia.
Testicular Sperm Biopsy (TESE)
TESE is most often used when no sperm is obtained with MESA or PESA. Under this a small biopsy of testicular tissue is taken under anesthesia.
In ICSI, the aim is to inject as many eggs as possible as it is important to understand that only eggs that are mature can be injected with sperm. As with immature eggs that are incubated with sperm, the likelihood of fertilization is very low.
No, all other phases of the treatment cycle remain the same.