ICSI cost in Pakistan
Couples, who are struggling to conceive and seeking infertility treatment, come across new medical terms everyday such as IVF and ICSI. Where IVF is common and every person knows about it more or less, ICSI is an uncommon term and not everyone knows about it. This article contains ample information about ICSI and ICSI cost in Pakistan.
What is ICSI?
ICSI is an acronym of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and is a type of assisted reproductive technology. It is perform as a part of IVF therefore, usually referred to as refined form of IVF. In IVF eggs and sperm are combin in petri dishes and the sperm fertilizes the eggs on its own. On the other hand, in ICSI the sperm is directly injected into the cytoplasm of egg. It increases the chance of successful fertilisation.
When ICSI is recommend?
ICSI is usually recommend when male partner is having fertility issues i.e., male factor infertility. Male factor infertility can be caus by low sperm count, poor sperm motility, poor sperm morphology. In some cases, no sperm is present in the man’s ejaculate even when the sperm is being produc by the testicles. In such cases, healthiest sperm can be retriev from the testicles and used in ICSI to get pregnant.
ICSI is also recommend to couples who have had failed attempt at conventional IVF. ICSI ensures successful fertilisation.
What are the side effects of ICSI?
People presume that infertility treatments may have adverse effects upon the child born through medical intervention. This is not proven. Fortunately, ICSI has no such side effects and there is very rare chance of birth defects. According to long term studies, it is reveal that birth defects are a result of low quality sperm. Chromosome abnormalities, defects in genitals and other syndromes. Whereas, in ICSI we select the healthiest sperm which readily reduces the probability of it happening.
What is the success rate of ICSI?
ICSI has higher rate of successful fertilisation when compared to conventional IVF however, the overall success rate of ICSI is similar to conventional IVF in couples having normal sperm quality. ICSI only helps with successful fertilisation and therefore increases the chance of getting pregnant in couples experiencing male factor infertility. All the other factors that affect the success rate of conventional IVF, also affect the success rate of ICSI like, age, medical history, etc.
What is ICSI cost in Pakistan?
Couples often take a step back due to the expensive cost of infertility treatments. To their surprise, infertility treatments including ICSI cost in Pakistan is very reasonable when compared to the treatment cost in developed countries. The ICSI cost in Pakistan can range up to Rs.600,000. The cost of ICSI alone in developed countries is USD 2000 which is in addition to the cost of conventional IVF that is USD 25,000.
As compared to it, the ICSI cost in Pakistan is rather less and affordable. However, Australian Concept Infertility Medical Centre acknowledges that it is unaffordable for the masses therefore, we offer variety of packages to assist our worthy patients.