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ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. It is a valuable treatment option for couples facing male-factor infertility, helping them achieve their dream of starting a family. It is often performed in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization to increase the chances of fertilization. However, it is important to note that ICSI treatment is not appropriate for all cases of male and female fertility. Based on a couple’s medical history and needs, a fertility specialist can determine whether intracytoplasmic sperm injection is the best option.

Miracles Healthcare is a leading center in Gurgaon that offers a range of fertility treatments including ICSI. Backed by qualified specialists and state-of-the-art infrastructure, the clinic ensures that each patient gets the best treatment possible to fulfill their dream of parenthood. Our clinic has a high success rate for ICSI treatment, bringing hope and joy to countless individuals and couples on their journey toward parenthood. The team provides personalized treatment plans, based on each patient’s unique medical history, which improves the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Overview

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is an advanced assisted reproductive technology procedure used to treat male infertility. During the procedure, a single sperm is injected into an egg using a fine needle, which is then fertilized in a laboratory and implanted into the woman's uterus.

ICSI significantly increases the success rate of IVF treatment, making it a popular choice for couples having difficulty conceiving. 

Why is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Required?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection may be required if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Low sperm count
  • Poor sperm motility
  • Abnormal sperm morphology
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Previous IVF failure

How is ICSI Done?

The ICSI process involves the following steps:

1. Ovarian Stimulation:  The female partner undergoes controlled ovarian stimulation with medications to produce multiple mature eggs.

2. Semen Sample Collection:   On the same day as egg retrieval, a fresh semen sample is obtained from the male partner. In some cases, sperm may be retrieved surgically from the testicles or epididymis if there are ejaculation problems or very few sperm in the ejaculate.

3. Sperm Selection:  The embryologist identifies a single healthy sperm from the semen sample or surgically retrieved sperm through the process of ICSI.

4. Fertilization and Embryo Development:   The doctor carefully injects the selected sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the retrieved egg. The fertilized egg (now an embryo) is incubated in the laboratory for a few days (3-5) to allow it to develop further.

5. Embryo Transfer:  The most viable embryo is selected and transferred into the woman's uterus for implantation. Excess embryos can be frozen to be transferred in a later cycle.

6. Pregnancy Test: 
After about 10 to 14 days, a pregnancy test is conducted to determine if the embryo is successfully implanted in the uterus.

How to Prepare Yourself for ICSI?

Here are some things you can do in consult with your doctor to prepare yourself for ICSI treatment:

  • Find an experienced qualified ICSI doctor or specialist for your ICSI procedure.
  • Undergo medical evaluation that includes Medical History Physical Examination, Semen Analysis, Ovarian Reserve Testing, Ultrasound, Hormone testing, and Infectious Disease Screening, etc.
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise, and enough sleep.
  • Quit drinking and smoking
  • Understand the procedure and prepare yourself emotionally
  • Manage your stress level

Who is the right candidate for ICSI?

Here are some factors that make a person the right candidate for ICSI treatment:

  • Male with low sperm count
  • Male with poor sperm motility
  • Male with sperm that are not able to fertilize an egg. 
  • Female with blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Female with the thin uterus lining
  • Female of age 35 years or more
  • Couple with unsuccessful IVF

What are the advantages of ICSI?

Some of the key advantages of intracytoplasmic sperm injection include:

  • Viable treatment options for couples struggling with male infertility.
  • Enhances the chances of successful fertilization.
  • The procedure can be combined with PGT for the screening of embryos for certain genetic disorders before implantation. 
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection can also be beneficial for couples with unexplained infertility.

What to expect after ICSI?

Here are some things you may expect after ICSI treatment:

Spotting: You may experience mild spotting that goes away on its own

Cramping: You may experience mild cramping that goes away within a few days.

Bloating: You may experience bloating because of the medications that are used in the ovaries to stimulate.

Fatigue: Feeling tired after the procedure for a few days is normal.

Mood swings: It is normal to experience mood swings after ICSI.

What are factors affecting cost of ICSI treatment?

The cost of intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the location of the clinic, the expertise of the medical team, the specific fertility center's reputation, medications, laboratory tests, and any additional services or procedures required.

What are the risks associated with ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique that involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg. It is a safe procedure but still has some risks.

The increased risks associated with ICSI include:

  • Miscarriage
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Infertility in your kids during their adulthood
  • Birth defects
  • Multiple births
  • Learning disabilities
What care should be taken after ICSI?

Here are some tips you may consider to take care after ICSI procedure:

  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Take rest but avoid too much bed rest
  • Avoid heavy weight lifting
  • Monitor your symptoms if any unusual symptoms are found, contact your doctor immediately
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid sexual activities
  • Avoid hot bath
  • Avoid smoking, drinking, and drugs
  • Eat healthy food

Recognized as the best ICSI Clinic in Gurgaon, Miracles Fertility & IVF Clinic provides high-quality treatment at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art infrastructure and utilization of advanced technologies. Our team of compassionate and highly skilled fertility specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and nurses is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.  IVF treatment can be a significant financial burden especially if it requires any additional procedures. To assist patients in managing their treatment expenses, we offer convenient fertility treatment packages. To know more, Please Visit

The best hospital for ICSI in Gurgaon

Recognized as the best ICSI Clinic in Gurgaon, Miracles Fertility & IVF Clinic provides high-quality treatment at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art infrastructure and utilization of advanced technologies. Our team of compassionate and highly skilled fertility specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and nurses is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way.  IVF treatment can be a significant financial burden especially if it requires any additional procedures. To assist patients in managing their treatment expenses, we offer convenient fertility treatment packages. To know more, Please Visit

FAQs

ICSI involves selecting a single high-quality sperm and directly injecting it into an egg outside the body in a laboratory setting. On the other hand, in IVF, fertilization occurs in a Petridish where multiple sperms are placed near a mature egg.

ICSI treatment is recommended for individuals who meet the following criteria:
  • Men with low sperm count 
  • Men with abnormal sperm morphology or poor sperm motility
  • Men experiencing dysfunctional ejaculation due to deficient sperm production
  • Couples who have undergone multiple unsuccessful attempts at IVF
  • Couples opting for the use of frozen sperm or eggs for the fertilization process
  • Women suffering from moderate or severe endometriosis
  • Couples experiencing unexplained infertility

A single cycle of ICSI typically takes between four to six weeks to complete.

Leading a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol, can contribute to better treatment outcomes. couples should follow their fertility specialist's recommendations during the treatment process.

ICSI is generally considered a safe and effective assisted reproductive technology procedure. However, like any medical intervention, it carries some potential risks such as multiple pregnancies.

 

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