Do biopsy or testicular puncture have any side effects?
Testicular puncture has few side effects: a mild discomfort where the puncture was performed and where the anaesthetic injection was given. In most cases, it is not treated with analgesics. Haematomas may occur exceptionally. Testicular biopsy is generally a minor surgical procedure requiring analgesia for 24-48 hours and relative rest. Unlikely complications are haematomas and surgical wound infections, in 1-5% of cases. Recovery is generally quick. It is recommended to avoid sexual activity for one to two weeks. Couples should keep in mind that it is common to experience (sexual and emotional) difficulties in their relationship due to symptoms of anxiety and depression both in the male and the female partner, especially while waiting for the test results and dealing with previous failures. For this reason, couples are recommended to seek emotional support.