ICSI: to be or not to be for sperm problems?

Author: John
Time: 2014/8/7 10:25:25

Nowadays, more and more males are confused by sperm problems when they want to be fathers. ICSI may be one therapeutic method to be recommended. At this time, males are in trouble again when facing this choice: to be or not to be?

Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) involves injecting a single sperm directly into an egg in order to fertilize it. The fertilized egg (embryo) is then transferred to the woman's womb.

Before that, an embryologist will examine your sperm under a microscope and decide whether ICSI could increase your chances of fathering a baby. The next step depends on whether you are able to provide health sperm without medical intervention. If you can, you produce a fresh sperm sample on the same day as your partner's eggs are collected. The following is a single sperm is injected into each egg. This does not mean that the egg is fertilized, but ICSI now gives an opportunity for that complex process to commence. ICSI is not a guarantee that fertilization will take place.

However, there are some risks come from ICSI you need to know. First, it is possible to have new babies with defects because of the underlying infertility and the technique. Then, the possibility that a boy conceived as a result of ICSI may inherit his father's infertility. And those boys never know if this is the case till in their early teens. What is worse, there is an increased risk of miscarriage after the success of ICSI. According to the research, the older you are, the lower the success rate is.

Therefore, some males turn to other methods to cure the sperm problems. For the males' infertility such as aspermia and necrospermia, Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is effective as the Chinese herbal medicine. Usually, you will get improvement after taking this pill for a month. With the right diet and instruction, you will recover the healthy sperms after taking this pill for about three months. Compared with ICSI,
Although it is a longer period of treatment, patients don't worry about the risks of taking diuretic and anti-inflammatory pill because of its no side effects.