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All about Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

If you are facing any issue while trying to conceive a child then ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection can assist you. This is one of the most effective ways that can be used to improve the stage of fertilization.

It involves inserting a single sperm into the maturated egg during in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. ICSI is highly recommended when you are facing infertility issues.

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Reasons Why ICSI is performed?

ICSI is suggested when men experience little or no ejaculation of sperm into the semen.

Sometimes when couples do not get the results they wanted during alternative IVF treatment then ICSI becomes the next action. ICSI technology is very useful and precise in nature.

This is how ICSI works

First of all, a single sperm and oocyte are selected for the injection. A specialized pipette is used to hold the sperm and then it is injected into the cytoplasm. You can view below image to know the step by step procedure.

This is how ICSI works

Is ICSI Useful?

ICSI can be very useful when it is used with IVF. The reason behind using this technique is to enhance the effectiveness of the sperm in the men. This technique is very useful to treat men with less sperm count or no sperm.

Is there any Risk Involved with ICSI?

ICSI have the same risks that are involved during the In Vitro Fertilization. There is high risk involved in multiple pregnancy occurrence and ovarian hyper-stimulation.