epididymal sperm

  • Cost effective Office Based Loupe Magnification Microscopic Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) with Local Anesthesia only: Is it Safe and Efficacious? (yale.edu)
  • In this situation, sperm retrieval is done either from the epididymis by a procedure called microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) or from the testes by testicular sperm aspiration (TESA). (scrcivf.com)
  • Such surgical sperm retrieval techniques as testicular sperm extraction (TESE), percutaneous sperm aspiration (PESA), micro-epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) or micro-dissection TESE may be utilized depending on the cases at hand. (stlukescarmi.com)


  • When the day came for the aspiration, he used the needle first and after 4 attempts he did not retrieve any sperm.Dr chow only got fluid from the cyst I would think He ended up getting 20 sperm after Dr. chow took three or four pieces of my nut but still did not get healthy sperm. (ratemds.com)


  • This involves working with couples that are having trouble conceiving because of male reproductive issues, such as no sperm in the ejaculate, low sperm counts or blockage of the vas deferens, the tiny tubes that deliver sperm. (yale.edu)
  • Absence of sperm due to blockage. (scrcivf.com)


  • This process is called Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) . (santatifertility.com)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a powerful assisted reproductive technology (ART) used at the Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) in many cases of male infertility. (scrcivf.com)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is almost universally considered to be a very low-risk procedure. (scrcivf.com)
  • In cases of severe impairment of sperm count, motility, and morphology (shape) or in the presence of sperm antibodies, IVF is the best treatment option especially in combination with the technique of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). (stlukescarmi.com)


  • He then did a succesful procedure to harvest sperm (PESA), which we can now use for IVF. (ratemds.com)

seminal fluid

  • In this situation, only seminal fluid without sperm is released from the husband. (stlukescarmi.com)


  • The ICSI procedure directly introduces an individual sperm cell into each of the eggs obtained during the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process . (scrcivf.com)
  • Because the ICSI procedure injects a single sperm directly into the egg, it is a highly-targeted approach to IVF when standard methods are not an option, or have failed. (scrcivf.com)
  • There may be a very slightly elevated risk of babies conceived with ICSI having certain genetic abnormalities due to the fact that the sperm used may have been abnormal. (scrcivf.com)
  • Even men with no sperm in their semen can father a child if sperm can be surgically extracted from the man's epididymis or testicle for use in IVF with ICSI. (stlukescarmi.com)
  • With ICSI, a special small needle is used to inject one sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the egg under microscopic guidance. (stlukescarmi.com)
  • To achieve pregnancy, either a vasectomy reversal or IVF-ICSI using surgically retrieved sperm may be done, depending on the clinical background. (stlukescarmi.com)

find sperm

  • He often tells patients, "as long as we can find sperm, we can help you to start a family. (yale.edu)
  • He did a surgery where he took a piece of my ball and was able to find sperm. (ratemds.com)

single sperm

  • The sperm should be of sufficient quantity and quality to be able to fertilize the female partners eggs in the laboratory using a procedure that injects each egg with a single sperm. (santatifertility.com)

healthy sperm

  • The success of this procedure therefore depends upon having enough viable, healthy sperm to achieve fertilization - a condition which obviously does not exist here. (scrcivf.com)


  • Sperm can be aspirated with a needle from the testicle or from the vas deferens (a structure right next to the testicle that also contains sperm). (santatifertility.com)


  • In vitro fertilization -in which eggs and sperm are combined in a dish to enhance fertilization-is an important fertility option, but not the only one. (scrcivf.com)



  • Because multiple eggs are needed to have a good chance for success, the woman must go through ovarian stimulation and then an egg retrieval procedure. (santatifertility.com)
  • Routine IVF procedure involves mixing a large quantity of sperm with the retrieved eggs and incubating them in culture to produce an embryo. (scrcivf.com)


  • The sperm can be used fresh if it is obtained on the same day that the eggs are obtained from the woman, or it can be frozen and then thawed and used later. (santatifertility.com)
  • I saw Dr. Chow for a fertility exam thru genesis fertility clinic in Vancouver as I had a vasectomy and he was going to aspirate sperm to use to fertilize harvested eggs. (ratemds.com)
  • We know that some of these miscarriages can be explained by either chromosomal or genetic abnormalities which occur naturally as part of the random nature of the eggs and sperm joining, and it is a matter of 'luck' that some of these pregnancies do not survive. (newlifeclinic.org.uk)
  • Frustratingly, there is nothing obviously wrong with the mother's eggs, uterus or hormones, and her partner's sperm is in good health. (newlifeclinic.org.uk)



  • Unfortunately, there is not enough sperm obtained to get any reasonable success rate from Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) of the female partner. (santatifertility.com)
  • Introduction of sperm is often done via IUI (intrauterine insemination). (scrcivf.com)
  • Many couples with mild to moderate sperm problems may be successfully treated through intrauterine insemination (IUI). (stlukescarmi.com)


  • He wrote in his report the he was 95% sure he would retrieve sperm successfully. (ratemds.com)


  • Dr. Honig has been at the forefront of many groundbreaking techniques in urology, including sperm retrieval techniques, medical and surgical treatment of erectile dysfunction, treatment of peyronie's disease (curvature of the penis) and unique treatments for low testosterone, vasectomy and testis implants. (yale.edu)
  • There are no risks to the male partner once the sperm has been obtained - and only negligible risks if sperm retrieval techniques are used. (scrcivf.com)


  • Dr. Chow made the diagnosis in about 10 minutes and discovered that my husband was missing the tubes that carry the sperm. (ratemds.com)


  • During egg retrieval/sperm collection, we recommend 1 treatment, particularly if you are feeling tender in the lower abdomen, or are suffering from abdominal cramps. (acupuncture4women.org.uk)


  • Usually enough sperm is aspirated so that it can be split up into several vials and multiple attempts of IVF can be performed, if that is necessary. (santatifertility.com)


  • We have been having troubles with having a baby because my husband cannot produce any sperm (Azopermia). (ratemds.com)