Say you're a man, and you're bored. You come across a pregnancy test left in your bathroom cabinet by an ex-girlfriend, and you think, Hey, LOL, lemme pee on this thing! and so you do. And, you know, it's kinda funny. You then wait the appropriate amount of time to check the results, and after the three minutes or so, bazam. You see two pink lines. Congrats, you're pregnant.
WHAT!? The doctors had good and bad news for the unnamed man with a positive pregnancy test.
Said man had uploaded his pregnancy news to Reddit using, I might add, hilarious cartoons to illustrate his shock and horror, and what the Internet community helped him discover is that he's probably not pregnant, but there might be something else, rather serious, going on.
So the dude headed to the doc and discovered he had testicular cancer. It turns out that a decent amount of testicular cancer cases carry the same hormone, beta hCG, as pregnancy. The pregnancy test detected the hormone and thus returned a positive result.
The bad news is that this guy has testicular cancer, but the good news is twofold: they caught the tumor early on and he's got an excellent chance at survival, and two, well, he's not pregnant.
The world works in mysterious ways, doesn't it? One minute you're goofing off peeing on baby detectors, drawing funny cartoons, and uploading the comical saga to an Internet thread ... the next you're consulting with a physician about removing a life-threatening growth from your balls.
The five-year survival rate for testicular cancer is 99 percent if the cancer hasn't metastasized, so here's hoping this guy has a long, healthy, and unpregnant life ahead of him.
Has the world ever worked in a mysterious way for you?
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