What is ICSI ?

ICSI stands for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. It is a procedure in which the sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of the oocyte (egg). It is one of the specialized forms of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

This technique is used in cases of male factor infertility. Sometimes there are no sperms in semen (azoospermia) or are poorly motile, the sperm count is low or the sperms are not able to penetrate the egg, in such cases the process of fertilization may not occur. This is when ICSI is used to aid the process of fertilization.

At Dalmia Infertility Centre, Gwalior both the conventional and this advanced form of IVF (ICSI) are available. Dalmia Infertility Centre is one of the best and leading centres in Gwalior running an infertility clinic with a dedicated specialized lab for this.

What is done in ICSI ?

For ICSI first the oocyte or the egg is collected from the female with the help of a transvaginal ultrasound.

This is followed by the collection of semen from the male partner, usually the same day. The semen sample collected will be examined at our Dalmia Infertility Centre lab to check for the presence of sperms. One of the sperms is then selected and immobilized. With the help of a microscope using a micropipette, the immobilized sperm is then injected in the inner part of an egg. The following day the egg is checked for evidence of fertilization.

The embryo formed is transferred to the uterus on the day 3 or day 5. When the embryo successfully attaches to the wall of the uterus and grows to form a fetus, the pregnancy test can be taken after 2 weeks.