It began as a joke and concluded with some unexpected news for one of the participants.
In 2015, after realizing he was allegedly pregnant after using a male pregnancy test, a man rushed to the online community Reddit and uploaded a digital comic mocking his discovery, which should have been problematic at the time.
More than 1,500 of his Redditors, on the other hand, saw through the joke and expressed their concern. What did they know that he didn’t about the erroneous results?
A positive male pregnancy test might be frightening for a man.
No, you are not pregnant; it just signifies that there is something more sinister going on, and you should seek medical attention right once.
Peeing on a stick is now a source of anxiety for both sexes, as it can signify pregnancy in women and cancer in men.
CappnPoopdeck, a Reddit user, posted a “anger comic” depicting a man who took an unused pregnancy test left behind by his ex-girlfriend as a joke. Surprisingly, the test was positive.
Other Redditors were not amused by the test results. They quickly cautioned him that a positive pregnancy test could indicate testicular cancer.
“If this is true, you should have your testicles checked for cancer.” Seriously. One of the almost 1,500 comments on the post reads, “Google it.” Even better, he should have made an appointment with his doctor right away.
But what do pregnancy tests look for and how do they work?
The levels of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine are measured in pregnancy tests. This reveals whether or not a woman is expecting a child.
However, oncologist Dr. Mark Pomerantz remarked, “it turns out a lot of testicular tumors make the same exact hormone.” “Beta hCG is produced by only a few things in the body, and testicular cancer is one of them.”
Another comic was provided by CappnPoopdeck as an update. The man who took the pregnancy test, according to the second comic, was an anonymous friend.
His pal went to the doctor, who discovered a tiny tumor in his right testicle.
According to the update, the tumor was fortunately detected early, but the friend’s testicle was most certainly lost. He was alerted to his testicular cancer early because he took the pregnancy test, and as with many malignancies, it’s ideal to catch it in its early stages.
A painless lump is frequently the first sign of testicular cancer, according to Dr. Christopher Wood, chairman of urology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He advises guys to do self-examinations on a monthly basis.