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What To Do After Icsi Fails
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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