What is IVF ICSI


Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a next-level treatment of In Vitro Fertilization and a form of ART- Assisted Reproductive Technology. ICSI is used as an additional treatment with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for treating infertility problems and disorders. In a condition of repeatedly failed IVF cycles, ICSI is used for the treatment to overcome male infertility problems. In ICSI procedure, sperm is directly injected into the female egg for fertilization with IVF treatment. ICSI treatment is used in cases where male partner experiences:

Low sperm count

Ejaculation issues

Presence of high levels of antibodies in the semen

Poor sperm quality

Failure of conventional IVF cycles

An unusually high percentage of morphologically abnormal sperm


In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) vs. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)


For patients, In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection treatments are the same treatments for treating infertility problems. In medical terms, conventional IVF is a treatment in which the sperm fertilizes an egg naturally, whereas ICSI procedure is an extended treatment of IVF, which is aimed at treating male infertility. ICSI treatment takes place in the clinical laboratories and under the supervision of skilled Infertility specialists.

The sperm sample is extracted from the male epididymis and eggs are extracted from the uterus.

Sperm is then injected into the egg using a tiny glass needle.

The fertilized egg is then kept for observation for growth and development.

The embryo is successfully implanted in the uterus to get better chances of conception. 


Success Rate of IVF ICSI cost in India


The success rate of IVF ICSI in India can lie between 65% - 75% on average, which varies from a different location to another. As the success rate of the IVF ICSI treatment increases, it will lead to an increase in the IVF ICSI cost in India. Other factors that may affect the IVF ICSI cost in India can be the success rate of the doctor, medical history of pregnancy and miscarriages.


Benefits of IVF ICSI treatment



Every infertility treatment for infertile couples comes with its unique advantages in the medical field. The same is with IVF ICSI treatment. IVF ICSI treatment is most beneficial for the infertile couple who has witnessed repeated failures in conventional IVF cycles, IUI treatment and low sperm count leading to failure of conception, poor sperm motility, physical blockage, and other such infertility problems.


Not to Do List while Undergoing IVF ICSI Treatment


Tobacco & Smoking: It is always advised by the infertility specialist that the couple should stop smoking or consuming tobacco before starting the IVF ICSI treatment cycle. Tobacco leaves a drastic effect on a woman's egg and it is found to be unhealthy and toxic.

Hard Drinks: Avoid consuming alcohol at the time of conception and it is also advised not to consume alcohol before 3 months of planning baby, during pregnancy and until the baby is delivered.


IVF with ICSI What Risks are Involved?


Multiple Pregnancies: Infertile couples who are using ICSI as an extended treatment to IVF are at an increased risk of getting multiple pregnancies. As per the IVF specialists at IVF centers in India, there are 30 to 35 percent chance of having twins and around 5 to 10 percent chance for triplets and more. Having multiples can create complications in pregnancy like gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, C-section and premature labor.

Risk of Birth Defects: Although the chances of birth defects in an ICSI treatment- conceived baby are less but the couples should know about this risk before taking appointments at the IVF centers in India. Risks associated with birth defects are hypospadias and abnormalities related to sex chromosomes.

Damage to Female Egg: There is a possibility of damage to the female egg at the time of injecting sperm that can lead to abnormal growth and development of any offspring.