ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Infertility or the inability to conceive a child by natural sexual intercourse can have many negative implications. The couple or person who desires a baby can experience stress and emotional blockages. If the desire for a baby is very strong, then medical aspects of fertility treatment are inevitable. The modern assisted reproductive technologies are very effective in greatly improving the chances of reproduction in infertile couples or patients.
ICSI or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is one such routine fertility treatment that has raised the hopes of many infertile couples.
ICSI or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
In the ICSI infertility treatment, a single healthy sperm is directly injected into each egg to enhance the chances of fertilization. A specialist relies on very refined and micro instruments (with great manipulation capabilities) to perform this treatment. ICSI has been used very effectively all across the world to fight severe cases of male infertility. The ICSI procedure is also included in IVF treatment cycles as an additional measure to improve the chances of
The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection treatment is strongly recommended by fertility specialists for the following patients –
- Failed Fertilization with IVF
- Severe male infertility with poor count , motility and sperm morphology.
- PESA Or TESA is combined with ICSI
- Unexplained Infertility
- Inexplicable infertility issues related to poor functioning of male sperm.
- Limited number of Eggs retrieved especially when female partner is of more than 35 yrs of age.
ICSI Application In Teratospermia Treatment
Genetic disorders, lifestyle choices, STDs, and unknown factors are responsible for male infertility. One significant complication of male infertility is the sperm with poor and abnormal shape or morphology i.e Teratospermia.
The sperm experiences difficulty not only in travelling through the cervix, but it also fails to adhere to the ovum and fertilize the egg. ICSI technology is very effective in treating this abnormality caused by sperm with very poor morphology.
ICSI can ensure optimal success in fertilization. Advanced microscopes are used to detect the sperm (with normal morphology) to ensure the effectiveness of ICSI treatment.
The efficacy of the ICSI infertility treatment is ensured primarily by the skills of the fertility specialist. The diagnosis and treatment plan for ICSI infertility treatment are carefully devised with the patient’s consent to ensure high success rate.