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I came across this old prank/joke the other day, a guy took a pregnancy test and the result was positive. Yes, he?s pregnant.

Him and his friend thought it was the funniest thing and posted about it on reddit, little did they know that test was what would save his life. Lucky for him, thousands of redditors knew exactly what such a result could mean and informed the clueless lad.

Until recently the only self test method for testicular cancer has been feeling for abnormal lumps and bumps using the steps seen below and at www.cancer.org.

?How to do testicular self-exam
The best time to do the self-exam is during or after a bath or shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed.

Hold your penis out of the way and check one testicle at a time.
Hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers of both hands and roll it gently between your fingers.
Look and feel for any hard lumps or smooth rounded bumps or any change in the size, shape, or consistency of the testicles.?
Now there?s a new method of self testing that could be just as effective. Pregnancy tests! Several types of testicular cancer produce human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and that happens to be the hormone in urine pregnancy tests used to detect pregnancies in women, as pregnant women also produce that hormone.

So if a man tests positive/pregnant, it is a way to detect testicular cancer at it?s earliest stage, even before the lump becomes big enough to feel.

Like the person who posted about it as a joke, if you do happen to pee on a pregnancy stick and get the bizarre positive result, be sure to go straight to a doctor to get the full cancer check up. They found a small tumour in his right testicle and were able to treat it quickly.

Better to be safe than sorry. Who would?ve known that pregnancy tests not only detect new life but can save existing male lives as well.

Source: George Asamani

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