Knowing importance of ICSI in case of Male Infertility
ICSI stands for Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection or microinjection where the sperm is directly injected into the cytoplasm of the mother’s egg. Now days this technique is regarded as the most cost effective treatment in case of male infertility. In spite of low sperm count or low motility of sperm, ICSI can make equation of one egg + one sperm = one embryo come true.
In case of zero sperm count (azoospermia) sperms from the testescan be recovered using innovative techniques like TESA (testicular sperm aspiration) and PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration).
Tests required for before undergoing ICSI Treatment
A patient need to only make approx 1 week visit to the fertility clinic where whole procedure and embryo transfer can take place. Some medical test and diagnosis of the egg, fallopian tube, uterus of female and sperm of male are required for diagnosis of the infertility in the couple. Following are the tests which have to be monitored carefully. This includes:
- Semen analysis for male couple
- FSH, LH & PRL test as blood test for female couple
- HSG (hysterosalpingogram) test for female couple
- Vagina Ultrasound for female couple
ICSI as a ray of hope in Infertile Male
ICSI treatment is the best hope for men who have poor quality of sperm, low sperm quantity, poor morphology or poor sperm mobility. In case if any man has undergone vasectomy, he can once again attain parenthood with the help of ICSI technique through sperm aspiration. In this case sperm can be removed from the testes of the man and can be injected directly into the egg. This therapy is used in more than 50% of overall types of IVF treatment. This is also recommended for previous IVF failure, low libido or low ovarian reserve in women.
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