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Testicle Biopsy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jan 5, 2023.

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.

Male Reproductive System


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.


  • 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 your provider 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 doctor as directed:

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


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

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