During treatment

Depending on the nature of your infertility problem, your doctor may perform either a needle biopsy using local anaesthesia to get small pieces of tissue from your testicles or an open biopsy using a general anaesthetic to surgically remove pieces of tissue from your testicles (see Chapter 5) — in both cases so that the embryologist can retrieve sperm from this tissue for ICSI (see Chapter 7). About five to ten out of every 1,000 sperm retrieval procedures result in a complication from either bleeding or infection. The risk of complications is lower for needle biopsy than for open biopsy. In addition, having a general anaesthetic poses a very small health risk.

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100 Pregnancy Tips

Prior to planning pregnancy, you should learn more about the things involved in getting pregnant. It involves carrying a baby inside you for nine months, caring for a child for a number of years, and many more. Consider these things, so that you can properly assess if you are ready for pregnancy. Get all these very important tips about pregnancy that you need to know.

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