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Hi Doctor(s),

My husband has low sperm count with poor quality. Gyaneas advised us to do ICSI.

I have the following questions:
1) Should I do the blood test for thalessemia before the ICSI treatment?

2) There are few protocol for IVF/ICSI as below:
a) Short protocol (injection 20-24)
b) Long protocol (injection 10-12)
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May I know what are the differences between these?


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replied September 23rd, 2010
Infertility Answer A16255
Welcome to ehealthforum.
The protocols are to help you conceive. The long protocol for ICSI has higher success rates associated with studies revealing higher oocyte transfers. The difference between these is best explained by an Infertility specialist who is specialized in doing these procedures.
Getting a Thalassemia screening for both of you before ICSI is recommended to make sure there are no abnormalities associated.
Take care.

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