There are basically five simple steps to ICSI which include the following:
ICSI may be recommended when there is a reason to suspect that achieving fertilization may be difficult. ICSI Treatment in Pune is most often used with couples who are dealing with male infertility factors. Male infertility factors can include any of the following: low sperm counts, poor motility or movement of the sperm, poor sperm quality, sperm that lack the ability to penetrate an egg, or azoospermia.
Obstructive azoospermia may be caused by any of the following:
Non-obstructive azoospermia occurs when a defective testicle is not producing sperm. In the case of azoospermia, the probability of obtaining usable sperm is low, and the possibility of using donor sperm may be considered.
For men who have low sperm count or sperm with low mobility, the sperm may be collected through normal ejaculation. If the man has had a vasectomy, the microsurgical vasectomy reversal is the most cost-effective option for restoring fertility.
Needle aspiration or microsurgical sperm retrieval are good alternatives when a competent microsurgical vasectomy reversal has failed, or when the man refuses surgery. Needle aspiration allows physicians to easily and quickly obtain adequate numbers of sperm for the ICSI procedure. A tiny needle is used to extract sperm directly from the testis.
Needle aspiration is a simple procedure performed under sedation with minimal discomfort; however, there is the potential for pain and swelling afterwards. The sperm obtained from testis is only appropriate for ICSI procedures when testicular sperm is not able to penetrate an egg by itself.
There have been studies indicating that developing babies from pregnancies achieved through artificial insemination, and particularly ICSI, may face an increased risk for some birth defects, such as imprinting defects.
Imprinting refers to the phenomenon in which certain genes function differently depending on whether they involve a particular chromosome passed on by the father or by the mother.
Reproductive researchers are concerned that manipulation of either gametes or zygotes may affect the imprinting process or the subsequent release. Other researchers believe that the incidence of these birth defects occurring is similar to those in natural pregnancy, and therefore should not be a deterrent in using them.
The potential risks or complications from doing ICSI is something that you should discuss with your reproductive specialist in Pune at length about.
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