Man Gets a Surprising Diagnosis When He Jokingly Takes a Pregnancy Test
What happened when one guy — who hilariously illustrated the prank on Reddit — took an unused pregnancy test his girlfriend left in his bathroom cabinet? It came back positive!
Astute commenters immediately suggested he go see an oncologist ASAP. Turns out the same hormone women create when pregnant — beta human chorionic gonadotropin, or hGC — is also produced by some testicular cancers. Sure enough, the doctors found a small tumor in his right testicle.
Fortunately, testicular cancer is very treatable, especially when caught early. However, it’s likely he will lose the affected testicle. In a follow-up illustration on Reddit, he urged everyone — men and women — to self-examine for cancers. We couldn’t agree more!