Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI):

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is very analogous to conservative IVF in that gametes (eggs and sperm) are together from each partner. The dissimilarity between the two procedures is the process of achieving fertilization. The head of the sperm must connect to the outside of the egg before a man’s sperm can fertilize a woman’s egg. Once it is attached, the sperm pushes through the external layer to the within the egg (cytoplasm), where fertilization takes place.

In some cases sperm cannot penetrate the outer layer such as the egg’s external layer may be broad or solid to go through or the sperm may be incapable to swim. In these cases, a process called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) can be made along with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to assist fertilize the egg. During ICSI, a single sperm is infused unswervingly into the cytoplasm of the egg.

How does ICSI work?

By Vitro fertilization (IVF), an egg may be fertilized in two ways such as traditional and ICSI. In traditional IVF, 50,000 or more swimming sperm are located close to the egg in a laboratory dish. Fertilization happens when one of the sperm enters into the cytoplasm of the egg. In the ICSI process, a petite needle, called a micropipette, is used to insert a single sperm into the midpoint of the egg. Either through traditional IVF or ICSI method, once fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg grows in a laboratory for some days before it is transferred to the woman’s uterus (womb).

Why would I need ICSI?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) helps to conquer fertility tribulations, such as:

The male partner constructs little sperm to do non-natural insemination.
Sperm cannot stir in a normal way.
The sperm may have a problem attaching to the egg.
In vitro developed eggs are being used.
Formerly frozen eggs are being used.

Troubles Occur During or after the ICSI process:

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) fertilizes 50% to 80% of eggs. But the subsequent troubles may occur during or after this process such as a few or all of the eggs may be spoiled or the egg might not grow into an embryo even after it is inserted with sperm or the embryo may discontinue growing.


However some of the doctors consider that ICSI escorts to labor defects, but it may also result due to the intrinsic peril of abnormalities in parents undergoing this process. If any person is looking to endure the ICSI process one can consult with his/her doctor first.

Author's Bio: 

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