Skip to comments.Man Takes Pregnancy Test as Joke, Finds Testicular Tumor
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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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.
Or, a really tight rubber band. Itll just shrivel up and fall off!
In that case TWO bottles of Old Grandad!
I'm going to go cower under the covers now, and try not to fall asleep.
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!
” 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?
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.
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.
Is there *anything* for which you do ~not~ have a horrible-yet-hilarious ping graphic?
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