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Man Takes Pregnancy Test as Joke, Finds Testicular Tumor
ABC News ^ | Nov. 6, 2012 | KATIE MOISSE

Posted on 11/16/2012 3:11:45 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Reddit post about a man's positive pregnancy test appears to have alerted him to a testicular tumor.

The man, whose name has not been made public, was shocked to see two pink lines after jokingly taking the test, which had been left in his bathroom cabinet by an ex-girlfriend.

The strange scene was drawn out as a comic and submitted to the website Reddit, where it drew more than 1,300 comments in three days from concerned strangers.

"You may have testicular cancer! Get to an oncologist, tell them you took a pregnancy test and it came out positive," one Redditor wrote.

Sure enough, a trip to the doctor revealed a tiny lump in the man's right testicle, according to the Reddit thread.

Pregnancy tests detect beta human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone in the blood and the urine produced by the developing placenta. Experts say beta hCG can also signal testicular cancer.

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The tumor was caught early, according to the Reddit thread. But the man might have to have his right testicle surgically removed.

"The testicle usually has to come out. But we're lucky with this disease, in that the vast majority of cases -- even if they're caught further along -- are still very curable," said Pomerantz.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
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1 posted on 11/16/2012 3:11:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
"The testicle usually has to come out.

I could have gone the rest of my life without reading that phrase.

/johnny

2 posted on 11/16/2012 3:13:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway; Mr. Silverback; TheOldLady; martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
"It's not a toomah!" ;)
3 posted on 11/16/2012 3:14:25 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: nickcarraway

Must. resist. crass. comment.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 3:16:31 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway

I remember a Packer game on TV. They were playing the Cowboys(?) and a Packer coach was hit on the sidelines. He fell over and hit his head. Went to the hospital for x-rays as a precaution and they found a tumor.

Sometimes God gives you a second chance without you realizing your first one was/is in jeopardy.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 3:17:30 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32
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To: Slings and Arrows

The article doesn’t say whether it’s a boy or a girl.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 3:21:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The article doesn’t say whether it’s a boy or a girl.

LOL

7 posted on 11/16/2012 3:31:13 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: nickcarraway
Is he a marajuana user? Testicular Cancer Tied to Marajuana Use
8 posted on 11/16/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

“Went to the hospital for x-rays as a precaution and they found a tumor.”

Very similar to what happened to my ladyfriend! She was in a slight fender-bender, and bumped her head on the side window. I insisted she go to the hospital. Xrays found a very rare type of bone tumor in her skull. The Cleveland Clinic Doc said he’d never seen it before. A harrowing experience for us! She’s fine now, albeit with a piece of plastic in her head.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 3:42:08 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

The tumor was caught early, according to the Reddit thread. But the man might have to have his right testicle surgically removed.

They always remove the testicle.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 3:49:30 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: nickcarraway
FYI, and just for everyones general knowledge...
Deals, a local discount dollar store in my area sells an EPT for $1.00.

I was buying a few items there when I saw it in the rack, and bought one as a gag gift for a female friend(the inside story is irrelevant)
This article hit the news the next day.

A few of my male friends will be receiving one as a “gag gift” for Christmas, along with a copy of the original article.

BTW
Another aspect of this that people really need to think about....
If Deals can sell an EPT for $1.00, why are most other similar EPTs available everywhere at $13-$28.00?

11 posted on 11/16/2012 3:52:58 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: All

Mine was caught early and after tenth year (of clear tests) was declared “cured”.

21 years and counting :)


12 posted on 11/16/2012 3:54:48 PM PST by Kolath
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like another cheap way to cheat the death panels.

They blew off PSA testing this year, luckily I found my prostate cancer a few months earlier.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 4:01:35 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation

Psa with blood panel three times a year. Clear.

Prostate surgery in July. Biopsy result cancer.

Now doing radiation.

Ask dr how do they check for cancer after radiation. Answer. Psa.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: nickcarraway

I check out reddit on a semi regular basis and I remember when this happened. Absolutely amazing.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 4:22:04 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: reg45

So, marijuana users should take the occasional pregnancy test? Can’t hurt?


16 posted on 11/16/2012 4:31:35 PM PST by Boogieman
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Donate here!

FReepathon is still on. Day 47
If not now, when?



17 posted on 11/16/2012 4:35:20 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I could have gone the rest of my life without reading that phrase.
__________________________

Not that big a deal...dull rusty knife and a bottle of Old Grandad.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: sarasmom

“If Deals can sell an EPT for $1.00, why are most other similar EPT’s available at $13-$28..?”

Just my opinion but an off brand EPT is probably less scientific or at least that is what I would think. When I used them, I purchased a name brand simply because I wanted the results to be accurate. Maybe that is just marketing...


19 posted on 11/16/2012 4:43:46 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Chickensoup

Or, a really tight rubber band. It’ll just shrivel up and fall off!


20 posted on 11/16/2012 4:50:37 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: nickcarraway

A beta HCG is a common blood test they run to find testicular cancer on men, it is a pregnancy test that tells the doctor how far along the pregnancy is. Well he got a rude awakening.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 4:50:37 PM PST by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: SatinDoll; JRandomFreeper

Or, a really tight rubber band. It’ll just shrivel up and fall off!

_________________________

In that case TWO bottles of Old Grandad!


22 posted on 11/16/2012 4:56:28 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup
Have I mentioned to you this year that I really, really dislike you. :)

I'm going to go cower under the covers now, and try not to fall asleep.

/johnny

23 posted on 11/16/2012 5:01:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Have I mentioned to you this year that I really, really dislike you. :)
I’m going to go cower under the covers now, and try not to fall asleep.

__________________________

Johnny, I will send an extra bottle!

I thought that I was amusing, innocent and just plain fun!

Sleep tight.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 5:21:41 PM PST by Chickensoup
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To: nickcarraway

” The man, whose name has not been made public, was shocked to see two pink lines after jokingly taking the test,”

He’s going to give birth to twin girls?


25 posted on 11/16/2012 5:30:36 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: nickcarraway

The test is not that uncommon ... I was given one to check for Breast Cancer (yes Men can get Breast Cancer) ...

Good news on both ends, I wasn’t Pregnant and didn’t have Breast Cancer.

TT


26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:11:38 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Allegra; Conservative4Life; CSM; dayglored; Dutchgirl; Eaker; ezoeni; GQuagmire; IYAS9YAS; ...
♀☹☠☣☢★☆
MANGLED
GENITALS
PING

☆★☢☣☠☹♂

27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:12:00 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Is Barney Frank the father?


28 posted on 11/16/2012 7:25:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Darlin’, you’ve been through so much. You have so many valuable competencies. As a female, I’ve given up a few body parts and I’m still kicking. You are worth your weight in plutonium, with or without the original number of parts. So there.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 7:42:52 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: SatinDoll
Or, a really tight rubber band. It’ll just shrivel up and fall off!

Here's the tool...

30 posted on 11/16/2012 10:54:42 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: martin_fierro

Is there *anything* for which you do ~not~ have a horrible-yet-hilarious ping graphic?

;D


31 posted on 11/16/2012 11:09:59 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep. Anthony Douglas Williams)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Maybe it WUZ a tumor...


32 posted on 11/17/2012 9:03:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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