Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Infertility is one of the biggest issues faced by couples today. Both male and female can contribute equally to infertility. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an effective treatment to fight infertility especially when low sperm motility is the main cause behind infertility. In ICSI, a sperm is chosen with a fine glass needle and injected into each egg. The process is usually carried out in a laboratory under the supervision of experienced embryologists. If you are struggling with infertility problems and are planning for ICSI treatment, consult Dr Vivek Vijayakumar, who offers the best ICSI Treatment in Kochi.

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The injected ovum is monitored for signs of fertilization. The ability of the sperm to penetrate the egg is no longer important since everything is covered under ICSI.

What happens during an ICSI?

When quality and the quantity of the sperm interferes with fertility, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection comes into play. Take a look at what really takes place during an ICSI:

  • A mature egg is collected
  • The sperm is retrieved using a hollow and delicate needle.
  • The needle is carefully inserted into the cytoplasm of the egg.
  • The sperm is injected and the needle carefully retrieved.
  • Following the procedure, the eggs are monitored for signs of fertilization.
  • Once the fertilization takes place, the embryo is transferred into the uterus.

Who should opt for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection?

ICSI is suitable for couples who face any one of the below-mentioned problems.

  • A person has a low sperm count.
  • When the sperm has an abnormal shape and has issues related to mobility.
  • When the semen contains a high concentration of antibodies.
  • When the sperm has difficulty attaching to the egg.
  • A blockage in the male reproductive tracts prevents the sperm from coming out.
  • When the eggs are not fertilized even after undergoing traditional IVF procedures.
  • When previously frozen eggs are used for fertilization process.

A Word of Advice to Everyone Out There

An ICSI usually guarantees fertilization of 50-80% of eggs. The procedure also helps in increasing the IVF success rates. But never assume that the process can fertilize all eggs. There is no guarantee of fertilization even when the sperm is injected directly to the egg. There are certain risks associated with ICSI. Sometimes eggs or embryos may get damaged during an ICSI procedure. Since ICSI is carried out as part of the IVF process, it can sometimes result in a pregnancy with multiple embryos. With these problems aside, an ICSI helps many couples to fulfill their dream of being parents. Under effective guidance, the procedure can certainly bring positive results.

If you have tried all other methods and failed to get desired results, it's time for you to try ICSI. Dr. Vivek Vijayakumar will help you find an effective ICSI treatment for your infertility issues. Contact now for the best ICSI Treatment in Kochi.

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