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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Testicular Biopsy (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
27 doctors shared insights

Testicular Biopsy (Overview)

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.


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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?

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 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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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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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

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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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