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Testicle Biopsy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A testicle biopsy is a procedure to remove a sample of tissue from one or both testicles. It may be used to find the cause of infertility, to remove sperm, or to check a lump in your testicle.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • The skin around your biopsy area is red, swollen, or has pus.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Medicines:

  • Pain medicine may be given. Ask your how to take this medicine safely.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Self-care:

  • Ask your healthcare provider when you can return to your regular activities such as taking a shower. Ask your healthcare provider if there are any other special instructions you should follow after your biopsy.
  • Care for your biopsy site as directed.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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