Testicular biopsy performed in Egypt


What is a testicular biopsy ?

A testicular biopsy performed in Egypt is a surgical procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the testicles. This test, in addition to allowing us to find sperm that will later be used in an assisted reproduction technique can help us to diagnose the cause of male infertility.
This intervention lasts between 15 and 20 minutes and is performed by the urological surgeon.

How much does
a testicular biopsy cost in Egypt ?

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to prepare ?

During the consultation with your surgeon, you will discuss with him about this procedure (its results, risks, the postoperative phases, how to prepare for it…) and tell him about all the medications you are taking and if they should be avoided before the intervention as some drugs can cause a risk during the operation such as the anticoagulants, aspirin and other blood thinner.

How is a
testicular biopsy performed ?

Testicular biopsy is realized by the urological surgeon, it is under general anaesthesia and lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.
The length of hospitalization is of 2 days. The patient will lie on his back so as to clean the scrotum to remove bacteria.
There are two different procedures for a testicular biopsy :

Open biopsy

The surgeon will make a cut in the scrotal skin and a small tissue sample will be taken from the opening.
The cuts are then closed through stitches.
The same technique is realized on the other testicle.

Percutaneous biopsy

In this method, the surgeon will use a thin biopsy needle to insert it through the skin of the testicle in order to collect the testicular tissue.
This technique does neither require stitches nor incision.
The same procedure is realized on the other testicle.


After a testicular biopsy performed in Egypt, the surgeon will give you some recommendations and instructions that you will have to follow to feel comfortable :

  • to wear an athletic supporter for several days
  • to avoid aspirin for one week after the procedure
  • to stop sexual intercourses and physical activities for two weeks
  • to avoid taking a shower
  • to take medications he will prescribe for you to alleviate pain

Bruising and discoloration are also common, but they disappear with time.
It is important and necessary to follow the advice of your surgeon.


The results of a testicular biopsy realized in Egypt are ready in 4 days, the tissue sample will be analyzed under a microscope by an anatomopathologist in order to identify sperm defects whether they are reduced or absent…
The tube from the testicles to the urethra may be blocked, but it is possible to repair it through surgery.

What are the advantages of a testicular biopsy ?

Testicular biopsy offers several advantages in diagnosing and treating certain male reproductive health conditions :

  1. Diagnosis of male infertility : Testicular biopsy helps diagnose the underlying causes of male infertility by providing information about sperm production, quality, and the presence of any obstructive or non-obstructive issues. This information can guide treatment decisions and help determine the most appropriate fertility treatments for couples trying to conceive.
  2. Identification of obstructive azoospermia : In cases of obstructive azoospermia, where there is a blockage preventing sperm from reaching the ejaculate, testicular biopsy can help identify the presence of viable sperm within the testes. This sperm can be retrieved and used for assisted reproductive techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) during in vitro fertilization (IVF), enabling couples to achieve pregnancy.
  3. Evaluation of sperm quality : Testicular biopsy provides direct access to testicular tissue, allowing for the assessment of sperm production and quality. This information can be valuable for determining the potential for sperm retrieval and the success of fertility treatments such as IVF and ICSI.
  4. Diagnosis of testicular disorders : Testicular biopsy is also useful in diagnosing testicular disorders such as testicular cancer, testicular tumors, or other testicular abnormalities. The biopsy allows for the examination of testicular tissue under a microscope, enabling the detection of abnormalities, determination of the type of cells present, and guidance of further treatment options.
  5. Guidance for treatment planning : The information obtained from a testicular biopsy helps guide treatment planning by providing insights into the underlying causes of male infertility or testicular disorders. This allows healthcare providers to tailor treatment strategies to individual patients' needs, improving the likelihood of successful outcomes.
  6. Research and education : Testicular biopsy samples can also be used for research purposes to further understand the mechanisms of male infertility, testicular disorders, and potential treatment options. Additionally, they serve as valuable educational tools for medical professionals in training.

While testicular biopsy offers these advantages, it is essential to recognize that it is an invasive procedure with associated risks, including bleeding, infection, and pain. Therefore, the decision to undergo a testicular biopsy should be made in consultation with a urologist or fertility specialist, weighing the potential benefits against the risks and considering individual circumstances and preferences.

What types of activities should be avoided after a testicular biopsy ?

After undergoing a testicular biopsy, it is important to avoid certain activities to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. Here are some recommendations for activities to avoid :

  1. Strenuous physical activity : Avoid engaging in strenuous physical activities, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for a period of time after the biopsy. Excessive physical exertion can increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and discomfort in the biopsy area.
  2. Sexual activity : It is typically advised to refrain from sexual activity for a period of time after a testicular biopsy to allow the biopsy site to heal properly. Sexual activity may increase the risk of injury or discomfort in the testicular area.
  3. Hot baths or jacuzzis : Avoid soaking in hot baths, Jacuzzis, or saunas after a testicular biopsy, as exposure to high temperatures can increase blood flow to the testicles and potentially worsen swelling or discomfort.
  4. Heavy lifting : Refrain from lifting heavy objects or engaging in activities that require straining or exertion of the abdominal muscles, as this can put pressure on the testicles and increase the risk of complications.
  5. Driving : Depending on the individual's level of discomfort and any pain medications prescribed, it may be advisable to avoid driving for a day or two after the biopsy, especially if there is any impairment in mobility or discomfort while sitting.
  6. Strenuous work or activities : If possible, take time off from work or limit activities that involve prolonged standing, walking, or physical exertion during the initial recovery period to allow the body to heal properly.

It is essential to follow the specific post-biopsy instructions provided by the healthcare provider, as recommendations may vary depending on individual circumstances and the type of biopsy. If there are any concerns or questions about activities to avoid after a testicular biopsy, it is important to consult the healthcare provider for guidance.