When most people heard about the story of a man who decided to pee on a pregnancy test as a joke, most of them probably shrugged it off or decided that it was a hoax. When I heard about this story, I was bound and determined to get to the bottom of it and discover the real truth of the matter.
Every day, stories are passed around the Internet and are often found not to be true. However, this is not one of those stories. Reddit has received a bad reputation in Internet watchdog circles because of its propensity for sexually charged content that is not safe for children, but this Reddit user’s post is quite legitimate.
Even TIME magazine was able to corroborate this man’s strange and interesting tale. The man initially urinated on a pregnancy test as a means of joking around with his former girlfriend. What he did not know was that a positive pregnancy test could have a far greater meaning to his life than he could have ever expected.
This story should serve as a true eye opener to all jokers out there. When the man got back his pregnancy test and it came back positive, he took to Reddit to learn more. One of the commentators remarked that the man should head to the doctor and receive an exam for the possible onset of testicular cancer.
Fortunately for the man, his general practitioner was able to test him and find that he did, in fact, have testicular cancer. Since he had the good fortune of learning about his condition during the earliest of stages, he had far more options available to him, as far as treatments were concerned.
The reason for his positive test? He was producing HCG, which is the same hormone that is found in women who are pregnant. Unfortunately, the presence of HCG in a male typically means that there a tumor present in their testicles. While this is a good sign for women, it is a terrible sign for a male.
Thanks to his helpful friends at Reddit, the man was able to visit his doctor and nip a potential problem in the bud. Not only did the popular message board save his life, but it may have potentially saved the lives of several other readers.
A pregnancy test can do much more than simply let a woman know when she is about to give birth to a child, it can also save a man’s life. You never know what direction life will take you in and what started off as a simple joke between a man and his girlfriend soon became a reminder of how precious life can be and how short it can become if you are not careful.