Man With 5st Scrotum That Wouldn’t Stop Growing Shares His Painful Experience [Photos]
Dan Maurer couldn’t have sex with his wife for nine years, nor could he pee in a toilet, because of his swollen five stone testicles.
The 40-year-old left doctors baffled as his balls grew uncontrollably, leaving him a prisoner in his own body.
Dan’s condition stopped him doing everything from showering on his own, camping with his friends to being intimate with his wife.
But he was put out of his misery thanks to a life-changing op to remove his giant “ball and chain” – after he diagnosed himself with scrotal lymphedema.
“It’s made me a prisoner of my own body, it’s like carrying a ball and chain,” Dan said before his op in 2015 in a TLC show, re-posted on the channel’s YouTube page today.
“The best way I could describe the weight to someone would be to imagine splitting open your scrotum and put in three large bowling balls then sew it back up and carry it around.
“I’m constantly in pain and it’s a lot of weight on your back, so it’s very hard for me to move.”
What started out as a small amount of “puffiness” below the belt changed Dan’s life forever.
As his scrotum grew, it slowly stopped him living his life, one step at a time.
Dan changed from a man who was always on the move, regularly playing sports and camping with his friends, to a man who is unable to take care of himself. And before his op, the last time Dan was able to have sex with his wife was in March 2006.
“When it was smaller I could lift it onto the toilet and pee into the toilet, but when it got bigger there was always a chance I would make a mess so it was easier to pee into the shower stall and rinse it down with the water,” he said at the time.
“It’s probably been two years since I could use a normal toilet.”
Mindy and Dan have been together for 20 years and have been dealing with Dan’s condition since a year after their wedding in 2005.
“We went out for a romantic hotel getaway and down in his scrotal area seemed more puffy than normal,” Mindy said.
“It was small enough so we just wrote it off as him being heavy and he said he would just lose some weight and it would go away.”
Over the course of a year his scrotum grew to the size of a coconut.
Terrified, Dan went to see his doctor to put a stop to the growth. But doctors were left baffled, unsure what was causing his condition and blaming it on his weight.
Today Dan is back on his feet and we are glad!