When is it recommended?
- The male partner has very low sperm count.
- The sperm are abnormally shaped (poor morphology).
- The sperms don’t move normally (poor motility).
- Where few or no eggs were fertilized during previous cycle of IVF treatment.
- A man has undergone a vasectomyor has a blockage that prevents sperm reaching the ejaculate, or because of an extremely low sperm count. In these cases, the sperms are extracted surgically from testicles or epididymis. A narrow tube inside the scrotum where sperm are stored and matured.
How is it done?
- A mature sperm is retrieved in a specialized pipette.
- A delicate and thin needle is used to immobilize and pick a sperm.
- The needle is then used to insert the sperm into the cytoplasm of the egg.
- After injecting the sperm, the needle is carefully removed.
- The next day eggs are checked for fertilization.
How long does the process take?
Are there any risks involved with ICSI?
What is the success rate of ICSI?
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