ICSI IVF or (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection  In vitro fertilization)


ICSI or injecting sperm into egg can be used as part of an In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. ICSI treatment is the very effective method of for a man who is infertile and gets used in almost half of all IVF treatments. ICSI only requires one sperm, which is injected directly into the egg. It is used fertilize eggs in the IVF lab after they have been aspirated from the female. The embryo is then transferred to your uterus (womb). ICSI IVF is also recommended for those who have not had successful In vitro fertilization iN the past.

ICSI is used with in vitro fertilization process and is performed in more than 65 % of IVF procedures. Due to In vitro fertilization with ICSI, more than 17,000 babies are born in the United States each year.

ICSI IVF Procedure:


ICSI is different from conventional In Vitro Fertilisation(IVF). Because in IVF fertilization takes place in a dish where more than one sperm are placed near an egg, whereas in ICSI a single sperm is injected directly into an egg.

ICSI process needs micromanipulation tools and inverted microscopes that help embryologists to choose and pick an individual sperm. This technique is also called micromanipulation.

The needle is carefully put through the outer shell of the egg & the egg membrane. Then the sperm is injected into the egg. 

In ICSI standard IVF treatment is followed, like you will be given fertility drugs to develop several mature eggs for IVF. When your eggs are ready, you and your male partner will undergo separate procedures. 

Your male partner needs to provide a sperm sample on the same day when your eggs are collected. The sample will be checked in the lab, and If there is no sperm in his semen, doctors will extract sperm from epididymis or testicle. The extraction of sperm from epididymis is also known as (PESA) Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration and extraction of sperm from testicle is also known as (TESA) Testicular sperm aspiration

If still, the doctor is not able to get sperm from there,  they will take a biopsy of testicular tissue which sometimes has sperm. This procedure is called (TESE) testicular sperm extraction. This process is sometimes carried out before the ICSI IVF treatment it is done by using under anesthesia. The collected sperm are frozen. There is not much pain in this procedure if still, your male partner feels discomfort the pain can be treated with painkillers. An HIV test may be done before performing this procedure so that the disease doesn't get transmitted.

The doctor will remove your eggs using a needle with the help of ultrasound to locate eggs. Then individual sperm is isolated in the lab and is injected into individual eggs. After Two days eggs get fertilized called embryos. 

The same process is followed as in IVF. The doctor transplants one or two embryos into your uterus and through your cervix using a thin catheter. You can read more about how many embryos are transferred according to your in our last article. Embryos may be transferred 2 to 5 days after fertilization for the best results you can read more about this in our last article. 

If everything goes accordingly, an embryo will attach to your uterus wall and will continue to grow. After about 2 weeks, you will be able to take a pregnancy test.

Why ICSI process is recommended?

  • Mainly because of male infertility and who do not want to use artificial insemination method.
  • Male with Sperm concentrations of less than 15 to 20 million per milliliter
  • Due to low sperm motility that is about less than 35 percent.
  • Poor sperm morphology.
  • Those who have not had successful in vitro fertilization in the past or had a very low rate of fertilization.
  • Sometimes it is for female that have a low yield of eggs at egg retrieval. It increases the percentage of eggs fertilized with conventional insemination of the eggs. 

What are the success rates of ICSI?

The success rate of ICSI IVF procedure is higher than conventional IVF methods. Success rate also depends on your particular fertility problem and your age. The healthier your eggs are, the younger you are then there are chances of higher success rate. Female fertility decreases with age, and at an age, the female is not fertile at all, so if you are using your eggs in your younger age you have higher chances of success.

Estimated percentage of cycles using ICSI which result in a live birth according to data collected by our team is:

35% for women under 35 years of age
19% for women between 35-37 years of age
21% for women between 38-39 years of age
14% for women between 40-42 years of age
6% for women between 43-44 years of age
5% for women over 45 years of age

The cost of ICSI IVF:

The cost of this process is around $1000-1500. You can also check with your insurance company that if they cover ICSI treatment. The cost may vary from country to country or clinic to clinic.

ICSI Side effects:

Sometimes problems also arise due to ICSI IVF. Some of the problems are
  • The eggs of the female can get damaged.
  • If a man has an infertility problem, the same problem may get inherited to the kid.
  • After the fertilization, embryo might fail to grow.
  • There is also the risk of getting multiples(twins or triplets) in ICSI procedure.
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