Icsi

ICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a step in the in vitro fertilization (IVF), where a single sperm is injected into a mature egg. After the egg is fertilized, the embryo is placed in the uterus to continue its growth into a fetus.

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Is it safe to do tubal ligation reverse surgery now?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had tubes tied for about seven years now and had a tummy tuck before four years. Now, I would like to get tubal ligation reverse surgery done. I was wondering is it safe to have the procedure done. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no problem in going for tubal recanalization. But as in any surgery, reversal of tubal integrity will not be 100%.The tube may look open and normal, but once damaged by previous surgery, the inner lining of the tube will not be perfect. Just like a patchworkwas don...  Read Full »

After embryo transfer, how to confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my (frozen) embryo transfer 15 days ago. I have gone through ICSI and having PCOD. I am using Progesterone six tablets orally and two Gestone tablets vaginally. My doctor advised me to take a complete bed rest for a few days. But, my situation cannot support me to have rest. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, let me say do not get so tensed about the result. We always hope to be within that 40% to 45 % positive cases, but always be ready for the remaining 55% to 60% negative too. After embryo transfer, the best method to confirm is serum beta-hCG on day 13 or 14...  Read Full »

Does alcohol consumption affect sperm production and sperm count?

Query: Hello doctor, I did a test, and the result was low sperm count. After taking the prescribed drugs, it went from low to zero. I need help.   Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting us. I reviewed your results (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I found that you have issues with your testis, which is in the failure stage and does not produce enough sperms, and testosterone is low. I am sure you took supplemen...  Read Full »

Do I need ICIS for IVF?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently had a semen analysis in anticipation of doing IVF with my wife. The two parameters showed up as low are the percentage of normal morphology and motility index. I will attach the semen analysis results along with this query. My questions are the following. Am I considered s...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your total motility is normal and the morphology is low. To improve normal morphology, please stay away from heat, chemical, smoking, alcohol and cold compress the testes daily for five minutes. My advice is to take vitamins C, E, B complex, folic acid, zinc and eat more ...  Read Full »

Can I conceive this month based on my reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and married for 4 years now. I am 5.2 and obese. This is my scan report. Can you please tell me if I can conceive this month? I previously had PCOS. Currently, I am using ayurveda medicines. I heard that delayed ovulation rupture does not cause pregnancy. Also, my hus...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your husband has teratospermia (sperm with abnormal morphology), he will have to meet andrologist and get started with medications. For you, I suggest Folic acid sup...  Read Full »

Can we opt for IUI or ICSI to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and myself have been married for one year and seven months. We started regular coitus about eight months ago for at least two to three times per week. Her cycle occurs every month, but ranges between 26 to 29 days. We are unable to conceive. Her hormonal profile and pelvic US are ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel you and your wife have a good chance of conception with IUI (intrauterine insemination). However, I would like to suggest you get your wife's tubes tested by means of a hysterosalping...  Read Full »

My wife has blocked tubes. Please suggest the recommended hormonal tests prior to ICSI?

Query: Hello doctor, At the time of marriage, my age is 34 and my wife's age is 29. She is having hypothyroidism. Her thyroid level was high. So, we were regulating with medication. Then she gets some stomach pain. Doctor diagnosed her with gallbladder stone. We did laparoscopic cholecystectomy. After one...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The decision to go for IVF (in-vitro fertilization) or ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) as per your history seems to be the right decision. As I can see in history, the age of your wife is now 30 plus. Ovarian reserve becomes an important analysis in the age ab...  Read Full »

We are undergoing infertility treatment.Will this treatment cause birth defects in our child?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old and she has PCOD. We have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years, but no result. We went to infertility specialist six months ago. He started the treatment through medicines and one IUI. But, all the treatments failed. Then, he decided to go for IVF....  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is the procedure in which a single sperm is selected and injected into an egg. ICSI is associated with a very negligible increase in birth defects (For example: rate of birth defects with natural co...  Read Full »

I am 25 and my partner is 72. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old female and my AMH level is 1.12 and my partner is 72 years old. Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are young and your AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) is borderline, not very low. So, you can become pregnant. Check if your thyroid and prolactin are normal. Check for tubal patency. If everything is normal, you can try IUI (intrauterine insemination). If your husba...  Read Full »

I lose the erection when I try to penetrate my wife. Please suggest

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32 year old male. I got married two years ago. My wife is two years younger than me. Both of us have never been in a relationship ever before. Now after marriage, we are trying to have intercourse, but are unable to. We want to have a baby now but are really worried about the sit...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The normal vagina before sexual intercourse has its walls collapsed on each other. On penetration, the walls open wide apart and take the shape of the husband's penis for more pleasure of both partners. The cause of losing erection is due to anxiety. You need to calm d...  Read Full »

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