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I had a testicular biopsy, and now my right testicle seems huge?

I had a testicular biopsy, and now my right testicle seems huge?

Bleeding, Infection: The main risks are bleeding which can cause a hematoma, or internal clot, as well as infection of the wound or the hematoma. Longer term, the main risk is a hydrocele formation, which is fluid around the testicle which would need an additional surgical procedure to remove in the future as well as testicular injury during the biopsy itself. Overall, the risks are minimal but they are present. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Is it really impossible to do a testicular biopsy without removing the whole testicle for cancer screening?

Is it really impossible to do a testicular biopsy without removing the whole testicle for cancer screening?

Possible, but ...: It's possible, but still proceed with surgery via inguinal incision for exploration so to decide if testis removal or biopsy with partial testis removal if surgeon is confident and pathologist's support is available. Most of times, radical orchiectomy is needed for a confirmed testicular mass by ultrasound after professional evaluation. For detail, ask your surgeon-urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

Will there be a frozen section biopsy before removing the testicle?

No: If there are concerns of testicualr cancer, surgery is the first step requiring radical surgery. A frozen section is never performed becuase it may yield a false negative reading intra-operatively. In addition a biopsy of the testicle at the time of surgery may cause spreading of the cancer and disrupt the normal covering layers of the testicle. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with azoospermia-noa with fsh(24.3), testosterone-165, free-3.31, small testicles(each 3cc). Suggest needle biopsy or tese or mtese? Age-30

Karyotype: Hi. Sounds consistent with Klinefelter's, 47-XXY. Get a karyotype before people go sticking needles in your testicles. Testicular biopsy wouldn't be diagnostic...karyotype is. Sorry, but I don't know what "tese" or "mtese" is. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of pain after testicular biopsy?

Is there a lot of pain after testicular biopsy?

Not really. : Testicular biopsies should heal with a minimum of pain. There is very little tugging or manipulation of the spermatic cord, and there is no real chance of a nerve injury. The incision site should heal with few problems. Pains are sent home with a minimum of narcotic medication, if any. If there is a complication, such as wound infection or hematoma, these can cause some discomfort. ...Read more

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Who knows if a testicular biopsy has some risks?

Who knows if a testicular biopsy has some risks?

Bleeding, Infection: The main risks are bleeding which can cause a hematoma, or internal clot, as well as infection of the wound or the hematoma. Longer term, the main risk is a hydrocele formation, which is fluid around the testicle which would need an additional surgical procedure to remove in the future as well as testicular injury during the biopsy itself. Overall, the risks are minimal but they are present. ...Read more

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How much is for a testicular biopsy please answer?

How much is for a testicular  biopsy please answer?

Need more info: Is this for infertility? Prices vary so much. Call a local urologist and give him/her more information to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: testicular biopsy?

Pathology eval: A biopsy means to acquire representative tissue for pathologic evaluation. In the case of testicular tissue, a biopsy would be useful for male-factor fertility evaluation. ...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?

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

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My husband had done a sperm count and it was 0, does he need a testicular biopsy?

My husband had done a sperm count and it was 0, does he need a testicular biopsy?

Repeat count first: Not right away. If only one sperm count was 0, repeat the test 1-2 months later; make sure it's at a fertility clinic where if there are 'no sperm' they can centrifuge the semen so that even a few sperm will be seen. If 0 sperm again he needs hormonal testing, genetic tests - karyotype and y chromosome microdeletions (ycmd), and see urologist for exam. Certain ycmd mean biopsy should not be done. ...Read more

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My husband had done a sperm count and it was like zero so does he do a testicular biopsy?

It depends: A thorough evaluation by a urologist or reproductive endocrinologist may uncover reasons that don't warrant biopsy. We also have tests that can hint at the likelihood of finding sperm on biopsy that may preclude biopsy. ...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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Where i can get more information for the cost of testicular biopsy and doctor close to where i live

Where i can get more information  for the cost of testicular  biopsy and doctor close to where i live

Depends: It depends what do you need it for. Your health care provider will talk to you about your options. Open biopsy may be done in the health care provider's office, a surgical center, at a hospital or fertility clinic. Again, your health care provider will give you more detailed information where you can get it done and how much it would cost. ...Read more

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Partner had testicular biopsy, clamped cord, sperm count prior greater than 10 now it's 0 could clamped cord cause this?

Testis biopsy: Sounds quite unorthodox? Clamping the spermatic cord (presumably to minimize bleeding) is not advisable under any circumstances, but especially in an infertility assessment. ...Read more

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Statistically, how successful is IVF with the male partner being a Cystic Fibrosis carrier? Testicular biopsy shows active spermatogenesis.

Statistically, how successful is IVF with the male partner being a Cystic Fibrosis carrier? Testicular biopsy shows active spermatogenesis.

Your question: You will probably have intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI and this technique has a pregnancy rate of about 40%. The child has a risk of having CF of about 0.5%. ...Read more

Testicles (Definition)

The testicles are the two oval male gonads, or reproductive glands, located in the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its leydig cells secrete testosterone. The term testicles is synonymous with testes or gonads. The singular form is ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Testicular Biopsy (Definition)

A biopsy means to acquire representative tissue for pathologic evaluation. In the case of testicular tissue, a biopsy would be useful ...Read more