One of the widely used and successful fertilization techniques to treat male infertility issues is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). ICSI is more precise and advanced technique to fertilize egg aspirated from the female in the IVF lab. It is a part of standard IVF procedure that involves injecting a single selected sperm to fertilize the egg. The fertilized egg is then transferred to the uterus. More on ICSI procedure
Infertility Conditions in which you need ICSI
Based on your medical reports, your infertility specialist may recommend ICSI instead of regular IVF procedure. It is known to treat several infertility conditions and increase the chances of successful pregnancy through IVF.
Below are the infertility conditions when you may need ICSI:
- Low or zero sperm count (azoospermia)
- Poor sperm motility due to abnormally shaped sperms
- In case of chromosomal abnormalities in sperms or genetic conditions
- In cases, when sperms cannot be ejaculated due to an irreversible vasectomy, any injury, disability, or diabetes etc.
- When a couple do not want donor sperms
- Failed previous IVF cycles
- Number of eggs for egg retrieval is very low
- Low ovarian reserve in female
- Low quality eggs
Success rate of ICSI
The fertilization rate of the egg with ICSI is high compared to conventional IVF. This means over 75% of eggs injected using ICSI technique do get fertilized, thus increasing the chances of pregnancy. IVF success using ICSI depends upon individuals medical case.
The factors which determine success of ICSI are:
- Age of the couple (younger the age healthier the eggs)
- Quality of the eggs
- Quality of lab
- ICSI technique used
- Skills of the infertility specialists performing the procedure
For more information, you can call our patient advisors for ‘free’ guidance and infertility treatment in India.