There are many tests and ways to know if you as a male are fertile and able to have a child or not, one of the most modern and safe tests is the testicular biopsy.
With the help of the best doctors in all of Tunisia at MedEspoir, you will be able to have the testicular biopsy in the most professional and safe manner.
You will also be able to have this procedure for the lowest and most affordable price possible.
How much does testicular biopsy in Tunisia cost ?
All the procedures at MedEspoir cost 70% less compared to other countries around the world, and testicular biopsy in Tunisia is the same.
To help you have the most relaxing and stress free experience we have created our unique all-inclusive package that covers all the necessary costs of the operation.
This means that you will save enough money, so you can enjoy Tunisia during your medical stay.
The all-inclusive package covers:
- The hotel room during your visit to Tunisia.
- The cost of the medical tools that will be used during or after the operation.
- The doctor’s payment.
- The post-operative care and medication.
- All operation related transportation.
What is a testicular biopsy ?
The testicular biopsy is a surgery intended to remove a small part of the testicular tissue in order to analyze it under the microscope.
The purpose of testicular biopsy is to diagnose testicular function in terms of sperm production, either to assess chromosomal alterations that affect sperm precursor germ cells or in cases of azoospermia to verify the existence of sperm in the testicle.
In addition to its diagnostic purpose, a testicular biopsy in Tunisia is performed to retrieve sperm directly from the testicle when they are not in the ejaculate.
The testicular tissue is analyzed by a biologist and usually enough sperm are collected to be frozen and used in subsequent fertility treatments.
How is a testicular biopsy performed ?
It has been observed that the DNA of sperm extracted from the testicle has a significantly lower degree of fragmentation, because the genetic material of sperm can be damaged by oxidation of the testicle to ejaculate.
It is important to mention that the biopsy can also be performed through a testicular puncture, which consists of the extraction of part of the tissue through a needle and does not require an incision.
In Tunisia, the testicular biopsy is part of the process of medically assisted procreation aimed at maximizing the chances of procreation.
During the test.
The surgical procedure of a testicular biopsy is carried out under local anesthesia and lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
The process consists of extracting small fragments of the testicle to evaluate them by means of a microscopic analysis in search of sperm.
What happens after a testicular biopsy ?
After the procedure, which lasts approximately 15 minutes, the patient can return home.
Occasionally, discomfort or mild pain may occur during the postoperative period, which usually resolves with local administration of ice and painkillers.
During the first days of your healing period you must stay away from all physically demanding activities and playing sports.
You must also stay from performing sexual intercourse for a period between 1 and 2 weeks after the testicular biopsy.
What are the results of a testicular biopsy ?
Abnormal results may mean there is a problem with sperm or hormonal function.
With the biopsy, you can find out the cause of the problem and start the ART processes: artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.
In some cases, sperm development appears normal in the testicle, but semen analysis reveals the absence or poor quality of this sperm.
This may indicate a blockage in the duct through which sperm travel from the testicles to the urethra. Sometimes this blockage can be cleared up with surgery.
Other causes of abnormal results:
- A pseudocyst tumor filled with liquid, dead sperm (spermatocele).
- Testicular cancer.
What are the risks of a testicular biopsy ?
The testicular biopsy in Tunisia is very safe and simple procedure and does not have many risks.
There are some rare and mild risks suck as:
- Mild bruising and swelling for a couple of days.
The doctor will give you the necessary medication and painkillers to manage these potential complications.