Can Men Really Test Positive on a Pregnancy Test?

In short, yes, a man can test positive if
he pees on a pregnancy tester. How? What a pregnancy test looks for is the presence
of elevated levels of the hormone beta human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). There are certain types of testicular cancers
that also release this hormone. Thus, if a man has elevated levels of hCG,
he could have testicular cancer resulting in a positive pregnancy test. The opposite is not true; just because you’re
a guy and you test negative on a pregnancy test, it doesn’t mean you’re cancer free
as not all testicular tumors secrete this hormone. Interestingly, several other types of tumors
also secrete hCG. So sit back, read on, and find out everything
you didn’t think you needed to know about hCG. Human chorionic gonadotropins main purpose
in pregnancy is to keep the lining of the uterus (endometrium) thick during the first
trimester. It does this by promoting the secretion of
another hormone, progesterone, by the ovaries. Just prior to ovulation, the ovaries naturally
produce progesterone. This does several things- it slightly elevates
the body temperature; it makes the uterus muscles less likely to contract; and it helps
create more mucus in the vagina. This all helps keep the sperm alive and more
likely to reach the egg. If progesterone levels were to drop off, the
lining of the uterus is thinned by shedding. After around week 20 of pregnancy, the placenta
produces steroid hormones to diminish the role of hCG and thereby progesterone. the-role-of-recombinant-hcg-in-ivf-3-638So
what about hCG and cancer? It can be released by several types of cancer
tumors such as cancers involving the ovaries, stomach, lungs, and testes. Cancers involving the liver, mutated epithelial
cells, and those involving the endocrine (hormonal) system and nervous system are also associated
with hCG release. Finally, this hormone is typically found in
extremely high levels in patients suffering kidney failure. As mentioned before, a negative pregnancy
test doesn’t mean one is cancer free. There are several types of testicular cancers
and not all produce elevated levels of hCG. Lumped into two categories, they’re known
as seminomas and non-seminomas. These types of cancers also produce other
markers that aren’t picked up by pregnancy tests, such as alpha-fetaprotein and lactate
dehydrogenase. The only type that always gives off hCG is
known as Choriocarcinoma. In fact, only 20%-40% of seminomas and 40%-50%
of non-seminomas give off elevated levels of hCG. HCG has many other uses than testing for pregnancy. Since it’s been known to cause ovulation
within 48 hours after injection, some doctors use this method of hormone therapy prior to
attempting in vitro fertilization. Beyond this, because it can help produce testosterone,
bodybuilders who take steroids have been known to take hCG as a supplement. This also helps prevent some of certain steroids’
long term side effects, like shrinking testicles. You will also often read that hCG therapy
will help with weight loss, but numerous studies have shown this notion to be absolutely false. shutterstock_229502134So to sum up- yes, men
can test positive on pregnancy tests and if you do, you should immediately head on down
to your local clinic and find out if you have cancer. Beyond pregnancy tests, common signs and symptoms
of testicular cancer include: any lump felt on the testicle; any testicle enlargement,
change in shape, or size irregularities; pain or discomfort in the scrotum or testicle;
a dull ache or sense of pressure in the lower back or abdomen; a feeling of heaviness or
fullness in the scrotum; and enlargement or tenderness of the breasts. The good news for those who are particularly
vigilant about such signs is that testicular cancer is one of the most curable forms of
cancer there is. The 5 year survival rates are 99% if localized,
meaning the cancer is still only in the testicle; 96% if regional, meaning the cancer is found
in the testicle and surrounding lymph nodes or tissues; and 73% if the cancer has spread
to the organs or lymph nodes away from the tumor. While 73% isn’t bad, relatively speaking,
99 out of 100 is much better, so be sure to check often!

100 Replies to “Can Men Really Test Positive on a Pregnancy Test?”

  1. Interesting- so if there is a spare test around it doesnt harm a guy to see what happens as it 'may' give early warning.
    And post seminona survivor here 3 years so check those testes fellas!

  2. I mean at this point why even bother wearing a shirt at all? You should do at least one video topless 😉

  3. It should be more clear: there is no good reason for a man to take a pregnancy test period, because while a positive would indicate something extremely bad, the negative is so likely and so non-specific as to make the test worthless in aggregate.

    So again… if a man takes a pregnancy test and it comes out positive, then OMG GET TO A DOCTOR… but don’t ever actually waste your time and money by taking a pregnancy test.

  4. Simon, you forgot to thank your sponsor, "ClearBlue pregnancy test – now available at your local pharmacy. Just pretend it's for your partner."

  5. TIL manly man take what is excreted in a pregnant women's urine so that his balls won't shrink. Ok that's not exactly true, but it will make a damn good headline.

  6. I didn't hear a word you said because I was busy staring at the second button (or lack there of) on your shirt.

  7. I did have all these symptoms and tested positive for being pregnant. The down side of mycase I did go to the doctor after I found one of mytestis grown in size. In fact I went over and over again for months and not one time was the test ever done. When I suggested I may have testicular cancer or a teratoma they still failed to do much for me other than a ultrasound test
    On the monitor I could clearly see the outline of a tumor be she insisted it was just fluid. At that point in time I asked for this testis be surgically removed it took many more months to get anyone to act and even then the surgeon would only do the surgery if I was awake as he thought I was over reacting and thought it would be far easier to do this surgery if I was awake. Well the moment he cut into my abdomen the 19 cm tumor erupted out of the wound. At that point in time it a HCG and AFP alphafeto protein test was done and it showed I had extremely advanced cancer. All four of my doctors were total it turned out my medical records were never passed down to my parents and they were never told that I had an intersex condition. When I did try to obtain those records they were gone but I did obtain them though a third party.
    From that point on I was taken care of by the Mayo Clinic and one more surgery there found a 17.5 cm teratoma that wasn’t malignant. In fact this one resembled a fetus. It had limbs, body, bones, eyes and even some organs. Not bad for someone with male DNA.
    The advice I would give is to check your body for lumps and do NOT leave the doctors offices without a blood test should a lump be found. I found five doctors who laughed at me when I asked for a blood test the first day I went into the clinic. I felt humiliated.

  8. Dang it! I can't stop staring at the button!!!

    But now that that's out of the way, I'm so glad you uploaded with it or not. Your vids make me happy and always give me something to think about. Well done!

  9. I take HCG 2x a week to help naturally regenerate my Testosterone Levels because I cannot take Testosterone directly or it could trigger my manic episodes and maybe even make them more intense than usual!!!

    Yes, it’s definitely responsible for some really strange side effects that are only triggered by being around a new born baby 👶🏻!!! Example being that any time that I have received an injection of the HCG & then within a couple of hours, if I am exposed to a crying 😭 newborn 👶🏻 even one that’s not mine, my boobs hurt, I get hot flashes from head to toe, it’s extremely emotionally painful 😣 and can feel like your heart is being ripped out of your chest!!! But it’s still a million times better than trying to take the Testosterone Replacement Therapy and being Bi-Polar (AKA Manic-Depressive) in which taking the HCG doesn’t ever make me Manic but allows my body to make it’s own controlled amount of Testosterone and doesn’t make me feel like Testosterone by itself did, Testosterone DID CAUSE Manic Episodes if taking it directly!!!!

  10. I had to grin while watching this because a common brand of toilets and sinks in Taiwan is "HCG". All mine are HCG.

  11. Man I could not stop seeing the fact your second from the top shirt button is unbuttoned. ARGH! OCD attacks. Button your shirt!

  12. Sounds like this begs the question, if this can detect a couple types of cancer, then can several other similar pee-on-this sticks be made to detect over 80% of known cancers?

  13. One more button comment: I suspect the reason for the wardrobe malfunction is something that has bugged me for a long time about Simon's shirts. His shoulders are wonderfully broad but his torso is nice and trim which makes shirts that fit well very hard to find. I'm guessing he either has them altered to fit or, as any fashion model will tell you, simply has them gathered and pinned or clamped at the back for the camera. They should be fitted more loosely because they bind in various places that makes him look slightly uncomfortable. And cause buttons to get unbuttoned.

  14. So, ideally, you should just go in for regular cancer screenings…something that definitely wasn’t widely known before this video. Gg 👍

  15. I understand that cleavage gets videos more views, but Simon, you don't have to unbutton your shirt for us.

  16. cancer = accelerated growth of certain cells
    fetus = accelerated growth of certain cells

    Is it any wonder that the same hormone is seen?

    Funny how one you would adore and the other is shunned.

  17. Did you know that if you remove a bandaid or tape they create blue light and you can take a x-ray with office tape in right circumstanses.
    Could you make an other Dead Duck Day type off clip. or something else more like that sounds like a wild imagination but is totally not a lie? you are doing great. keep it up

  18. I know this doesn't make me a good person, but I could help but be fascinated with the unbuttoned button on your shirt, Simon. Oh, yeah, good video as per usual!

  19. Men are very weird about having themselves screened for illness of any kind. It's a stupid behavior. It doesn't make you more of a man, certainly not in women's eyes. Quite the opposite is true, women look at that and think, he's a fucking moron. Sorry gentlemen, women prefer men who won't die at the drop of a hat.

  20. So therewas probably at least one unlucky person who thought they were having a baby only to find that it was actually cancer.

  21. I'm just wondering why a man would just randomly take a pregnancy test in the first place to figure this out…

  22. Speaking of men's testicles, ever wonder why getting kicked in the balls causes pain in the abdomen and potentially nausea and vomiting? Well, wonder no more:

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