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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. Lonnie Smith
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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

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. M. Hytham Beck
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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