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What is icsi?

What is icsi?

It stands for...: Intractyoplasmic sperm injection. It means injecting a single sperm into an egg in a dish under high powered magnification, and is a method for creating embryos during the ivf process. ...Read more

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What is ICSI?

What is ICSI?

Inject sperm in eggs: ICSI is "intracytoplasmic sperm injection" and is a technology using in vitro fertilization (IVF). With IVF, a woman's ovaries are stimulated with fertility hormones. Eggs are then retrieved and combined with sperm in the laboratory. With conventional IVF sperm are added to eggs in a petri dish and fertilization is allowed to proceed naturally. With ICSI a single sperm is injected in the egg. ...Read more

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Who does icsi?

Who does icsi?

Embryologist: Reproductive endocrinologist stimulates the ovary, follow response then retrieve the eggs. The eggs are handed to an embryologist who inject each egg with a single sperm (icsi). ...Read more

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Had anybody had good results using icsi?

Had anybody had good results using icsi?

Only if needed: Hi Random6, ICSI is an in-vitro fertilization procedure in which a sperm that would not normally be able to fertilize an egg is directly injected by a lab technician into an egg. This procedure is usually reserved for men with sub-optimal sperm (i.e., low counts, low motility, etc) or for couples that have failed other IVF protocols. Thousands of healthy babies are born through ICSI every year. ...Read more

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I have icsi paragnancy , is that normal delevry may be riski?

I have icsi paragnancy , is that normal delevry may be riski?

Not high risk: Pregnancies conceived by ivf or icsi are not considered high risk unless their is a high risk issue (unrelated to the fertility treatment). ...Read more

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If you are impotent will you get to have a child through icsi?

If you are impotent will you get to have a child through icsi?

Yes, possible: Impotence refers to the inability to have functional erections but you should have sperm. We have several methods to obtain the sperm which can be used for icsi. You should get evaluated for impotence in case treatment works, then icsi not needed. Further, better sex-life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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A friend advised me to go for an icsi bt am scared of the price. Whats the range?

A friend advised me to go for an icsi bt am scared of the price. Whats the range?

Variable: The cost can vary between offices. Not including medicine and paying cash for it (no insurance) costs generally range between 8 and 15000. But there are many factors. The success rates vary a lot between offices so it is about balancing cost and success. ...Read more

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Husband, 36yo, has noa, y chrom microdeletion. Mesa result = 5sperm per hpf. For icsi, should use fresh or frozen? Prev icsi failed. Mesa-et = 30days

Husband, 36yo, has noa, y chrom microdeletion. Mesa result = 5sperm per hpf. For icsi, should use fresh or frozen? Prev icsi failed. Mesa-et = 30days

See below: Your husband's condition is unfortunately difficult, and while you may be fortunate, icsi in your case has a rather high risk of being unsuccessful. Have you considered donor sperm or adoption? Good luck. ...Read more

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Do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

Do they give u anesthesia during icsi procedure?

See below: There is usually a very light anesthesia given during the egg retrieval phase. There is none given for implantation. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of icsi for a 20 year female and 21 year old male, with 77% abnormal forms?

What is the success rate of icsi for a 20 year female and 21 year old male, with 77% abnormal forms?

Very high: The success rates for icsi depend from program to program and on a number of other factors such as how many embryos are put back, but at age 20, you are considered excellent prognosis. In most andrology labs, 77% abnormal forms is not considered a reason in itself to need icsi. ...Read more

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Will my baby be healthy if i conceive through icsi? Will there be any abnormalities or complications?

Will my baby be healthy if i conceive through icsi? Will there be any abnormalities or complications?

ICSI risks: Icsi is utilized in certain cases during ivf, mainly male factor infertility. Risks are low but higher that ivf without icsi. It is thought that the increased risk of fetal malformations are related to the underlying infertility rather than icsi itself. A specific malformation mentioned with icsi is hypospadius, a defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. ...Read more

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We have done icsi bt pregnency not occured.Should we go for another icsi or is there any alternative available?

We have done icsi bt pregnency not occured.Should we go for another icsi or is there any alternative available?

Donor sperm ...: If sperm issues are the main problem, using donor sperm is another option. This may not be acceptable for some couples for personal or religious reasons. Donor sperm may be used for intrauterine inseminations (iui) or for in vitro fertilization (ivf). If there are significant egg issues then using donor eggs is another option. Talk to your fertility dr who knows your individual situation. ...Read more

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On 23 nov i had 3 emryo transfer in icsi cycle done 3 days post retreieval .When is the first day i can test?What symptoms could suggest it succeeded?

On 23 nov i had 3 emryo transfer in icsi cycle done 3 days post retreieval .When is the first day i can test?What symptoms could suggest it succeeded?

Blood pregnancy test: Blood pregnancy test for HCG hormone is typically performed 15 days after oocyte retrieval or 11 days after day 3 embryo transfer. Many times there are no symptoms that indicate that there is a pregnancy. Your fertility doctor may have a specific preference for when to exactly check your pregnancy status. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please what are the causes of a failed ivf/icsi.

Please what are the causes of a failed ivf/icsi.

Several: Sometimes it is just bad luck. Sometimes there is a problem with the uterus itself or the uterine lining. The vast majority of negative pregnancy tests or miscarriages results from genetically abnormal embryos regardless of how good they look. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IVF and ICSI?

Definition: IVF is "in vitro fertilization" which could include ICSI - "intracytoplasmic sperm injection". IVF involves fertilizing an egg in a petri dish usually by putting a quantity, usually many millions, of viable sperm in the dish with an egg. IVF by ICSI involves using a single sperm that is injected into the egg to accomplish the fertilization. ICSI is used when there are very few sperm available. ...Read more

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For how many days bedrest must be taken during two week wait in icsi?

For how many days bedrest must be taken during two week wait in icsi?

None: Bed rest has never shown to increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing ivf. So don't stress about it. However, stress has shown to decrease pregnancy rates. ...Read more

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Is icsi better than the usual IVF procedure? Is there any complication?

Not always 'better': For everyone. Most ivf cases do just as well with conventional insemination fo oocytes when saperm parameters are normal. Icsi can help in many other cases: poor motility, poor morphology, previous failed ivf, sometimes helpful for older women. ...Read more

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I had a failed cycle with icsi and assisted laser hatching what can I do next?

Talk with your doc: He/she is the one to talk to. Also, is 48 years your correct age? If so, you should be aware of pros/cons of donated eggs for further ivf. If you are significantly younger, then a repeat cycle of ivf with your eggs could be a good choice. Only a doctor who knows you well can answer this. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I did icsi, and i had 3 eggs transfer on day 3, when is implantation most likely to take place? Please reply me

I did icsi, and i had 3  eggs transfer on day 3, when is implantation most likely to take place? Please reply me

3 days post-transfer: Implantation always occurs (if it happens) when embryos are between 6 and 7 days old. ...Read more