Thursday, November 8, 2012

Man Tests Positive On Home Pregnancy Test!

Joking Man’s Pregnancy Test Positive, For Cancer!

A cartoonist thought he was having a good laugh as he posted a story about his friend, who jokingly took a pregnancy test left by an ex-girlfriend and was surprised when the test came back positive.  

"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 the amount of the hormone beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in an individual’s urine.  While the developing placenta produces the hormone during pregnancy, it can also be associated with testicular cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Eventually, the user posted a second post to Reddit, saying his unnamed friend went to the doctor and did indeed have a small testicular tumor.  According to the user, the tumor is easily treatable since it was found early. 

The poster closed with thanking everyone that advised him to have his friend go to have a check-up and also with a website with instructions on how to check yourself for testicular cancer, (without the use of the pregnancy test!)

Go here for instructions on testicle self-exam technique. 

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