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What is the difference between ICSI and IVF?

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HayatMedTour
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The difference between IVF and ICSI is in how the oocyte is fertilized. In IVF, the oocyte is exposed to sperm in an in -vitro container until the highly motile sperm enters the oocyte and fertilizes it. But in the ICSI technique, a selected sperm is injected directly into the oocyte through a special needle. In this method, high quality and motile sperm are separated and ready for injection in a laboratory using a special method. The ICSI method is mostly used in cases where the quality of male sperm is low.

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Loraine7

Thanks for sharing. Anyway one should try to get a good consultation with a fertility doc if facing any sort of concerns.. Your fertility expert will want you to pass a lot of tests to evaluate your fertility. If not then at the first appointment the doctor reviews your medical history; assesses your general health; arranges initial tests and investigations for you and your partner. Depending on the level of testing already performed, the fertility specialist may order further pathology tests. Pre-pregnancy screening for some genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis is available too. Other diagnostic tests may include some or all of the following: Rubella immunity (German measles), Chicken pox, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Full blood count, checking your blood group, thyroid status and Current pap smear (within last 2 years). Vaginal ultrasound to check for fibroids, polyps, ovarian cysts, and to act as a ‘baseline’ for reference during your treatment. Once they have the results of these tests, the fertility specialist will meet with you again to explain in detail your recommended treatment plan.

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Marmo

Sounds like you're asking lol. Both procedures are great. Doctor recommends what is betteer for each individual case. I know fo sure within IVF mitochondrial donation is used quite often..Though it is not legal everywhere. The clinic we were with has also introduced the autotransplantation of enodemtrium to its patients. If there is no endometrium, there is not enough of it, or it is of poor structure, then even an embryo of excellent quality cannot be implanted. There is simply no place for it. It is the 'bad' endometrium that is the cause of IVF failures in most cases. In some cases the problem can be solved by endometrial autotransplantation. But it can be applied only to women with functioning uterus, who have problems with the endometrium. Firstly, it does not require a donor. For treatment, the patient’s biological material is used. Secondly, after childbirth it is not necessary to remove the uterus. The option sounds really impressive. It is costly, no doubt, but has lots of benefits. I believe one can choose from many treatment plans nowadays.

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Karinyaa

Sometimes it takes a bit longer. But there is hope with following cycles. We went through iui, icsi with oe. Finally turned to de ivf resulting in adorable DS. Do not get disheartened with the situation you're facing. chances are still high unless you don't have mix of issues. I hope those struggling will catch that egg soon. Ladies here are very supportive. No one will feel alone in the journey.

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