. ICSI may give you and your partner a chance of conceiving your genetic child when other fertility treatments options are unlikely to do so.
. If your partner is unable to ejaculate on the day of egg collection for standard IVF, sperm can instead be extracted for ICSI.
. ICSI can also be used to help some couples with unexplained infertility. In this case however, your doctor is likely to initially recommend standard IVF, as ICSI and IVF pregnancy rates are very similar and IVF is a less complex treatment.
. ICSI doesn't appear to have any effect on your child’s mental or physical development.
What are the disadvantages of ICSI?
. ICSI is a more expensive procedure than IVF.
. ICSI has been in use for a shorter time than IVF. So experts are still learning about its possible effects.
. ISCI carries the same risks associated with standard IVF procedures, such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), multiple pregnancy if more than one embryo is transferred, and ectopic pregnancy.
. You may have a higher risk of neonatal abnormalities, such as hypospadias in baby boys.
. During natural conception, only the hardiest sperm manage to travel great distances and break through the membrane of an egg to fertilise it. Weaker sperm don't make it. But because ICSI bypasses this natural selection process, there's a slightly increased risk of rare genetic problems carried by the sperm being passed on to the child. Some but not all genetic problems can be tested for, before you have the treatment.
. There is limited evidence that adult men who were conceived by ICSI have a lower sperm quantity and quality than men conceived naturally. However, more research is needed to confirm this finding.
Rest assured that ultrasound scans during early pregnancy will monitor your baby's development. And if you have any worries, you will be able to talk to your doctor.
About Iranian Surgery
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