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Testicular Sperm Aspiration (TESA)
A needle biopsy of the testicle used to obtain small amounts of sperm. A small incision is made in the scrotal skin and a spring-loaded needle is fired through the testicle. Usually does not result in enough sperm to freeze for later use.
Testosterone
The primary male sex hormone produced in the testicles. Women also produce small amounts of testosterone.
Triglycerides
Triglycerides are a form of fat carried through the bloodstream. Mostly stored as fat cells, only a portion is found in the bloodstream. High triglycerides may be a sign of a lipoprotein problem that contributes to heart disease.
Tubal reversal
Surgery performed to reconnect the two ends fallopian tube (Ducts through which eggs travel to the uterus once released from the follicle. Sperm normally meet the egg in the fallopian tube, the site at which fertilization usually occurs.

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