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Is testicular sperm extraction a very common procedure?

Is testicular sperm extraction a very common procedure?

Reasonably so: Testicular sperm extraction is only required for a few special situations. Men with obstructive azoospermia (say prior vasectomy or infection) almost always have sperm and needle aspiration (w sedation) is extremely effective but requires ivf/icsi. Men with non-obstructive azoospermia (multiple causes) require open surgical biopsy and at least 1/3 will not have any sperm to retrieve. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Werthman
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Testicular Sperm Extraction (Definition)

Testicular sperm extraction (tese) is the process of removing a small portion of tissue from the testicle under local anesthesia and extracting the few viable sperm cells present in that tissue for the purpose of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi).The testicular sperm extraction process is recommended to men who are unable to produce sperm by ejaculation ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: testicular sperm extraction?

What is the definition or description of: testicular sperm extraction?

TESE: Testicular sperm extraction (tese) is the process of removing a small portion of tissue from the testicle under local anesthesia and extracting the few viable sperm cells present in that tissue for the purpose of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi).The testicular sperm extraction process is recommended to men who are unable to produce sperm by ejaculation as a result azoospermia. ...Read more

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Why fast extraction of sperm ?

Why fast extraction of sperm
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Not sure: Not sure what you mean by fast extraction? You may want to see your doctor for more answers ...Read more

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Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Success rate of IVF with needle aspiration vs tissue extraction of sperm....any difference in outcome?

Here are some ...: IVF is done in 2 ways: 1. Mix 1-4 timely retrieved eggs with the sperms from partner/donnor in lab so to form a fertilized eggs/embryos, then transport the embryos to uterus; 2. Inject a retrieved sperm (aspirated and selected) into a retrieved egg to form a embryo for IVF. Success rate: 1. method 1 is about 22-25% per cycle & 25-35% for multiple cycles; 2. method 2 is about 65%. ...Read more

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I have testicular varicocele. Does this lead to unfertility? In that case is there any way to have fertile sperm?

I have testicular varicocele.  Does this lead to unfertility? In that case is there any way to have fertile sperm?

Yes, but...: Varicocele is common - occurring in some 10-15 % of men, but most of them bears no clinical significance in infertility although varicocele has been known to be associated with poor sperm qualities like count, motility, etc. And 50% of causes for infertility are from females; 30% from males; 20% from both. So, seek evaluation for its significance in an individual couple. Best wish to future... ...Read more

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Sperm are non-motile. I am advised to go for testicular biopsy to get the motile ones. Is it helpful?

Sperm are non-motile. I am advised to go for testicular biopsy to get the motile ones. Is it helpful?

No: Testis biopsy is recommended when one has no sperm in the semen and the hormones regulating testicular function from the pituitary gland are elevated. This will evaluate for any sperm production and allow one to consider icsi (your sperm) or donor in vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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Is a testicular biopsy done to look for sperm?

Is a testicular biopsy done to look for sperm?

Yes and No: A testicular biopsy, done in conjunction with ivf / icsi, can be done to look for sperm in different poles of the testicle or different sides. It is also a diagnostic procedure to discover the cause of lack of sperm in the semen or azospermia. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a testicular biopsy and found sperm in it?

Has anyone had a testicular biopsy and found sperm in it?

Yes: It is normal to find sperm in a biopsy of the testis. We sometimes harvest sperm that way. For more info see www.Peedoc.Com. @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Not producing sperm. Had testicular biopsy, what are the likely causes?

Not producing sperm. Had testicular biopsy, what are the likely causes?

Blockage, Production: Lack of sperm or azospermia can be due to either obstructive causes in the tract, from the testicle to the urethra, or from non-obstructive causes such as primary testicular dysfunction due to infection (mumps), history of surgery / trauma / chemo / radiation, or idiopathic (unknown). The biopsy should guide the next step in therapy as well as a hormonal panel, particularly fsh. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more