How did this happen to his scrotum?
There's nothing more terrifying as a patient for a doctor to draw a blank on the state of your health. We put our trust and our bodies in the hands of medical professionals—however, in some cases decades of experience cannot crack unusual health phenomenons. That was the case for a 40-year-old man by the name of Dan Maurer, who had suffered with a rapidly growing scrotum for almost an entire decade. The state of his testicles virtually immobilized him, leaving him housebound and entirely reliant on the 24/7 care of his wife. Take a look at his shocking story and the graphic imagery that comes with it in the gallery below.
6 October 2015 - Los Angeles - USA **** STRICTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR USA *** *** WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES *** Man with 80lb groin is featured in new TLC special. The life of Dan Maurer started to change seven years ago. That's when his scrotum started growing uncontrollably. For years, he said doctors told him that he just needed to lose weight. But despite losing weight, his scrotum continued to grow to 80 pounds. After watching the TLC special The Man With the 132lb. Scrotum featuring Wesley Warren, Jr, Maurer realized he had the same condition, scrotal lymphedema. In 2014, Maurer from Michigan consulted the same doctor as Warren Jnr after becoming so fed up with his condition. On the TLC speical wife Mindy admitted the couple had not had 'marital relations' since March 2006 because of his condition and it was putting a huge strain on their relationship. By this time Dan's scrotum weighed the same as five bowling balls and desperately wanted the surgery. After travelling by train to California to meet Dr Gelman, Dan was approved for the surgery. He had the mass successfully removed during a 14-hour surgery at the University of California, Irvine with a team of 8 surgeons and 12 support staff. But there was a complication post-surgery as Dan's lungs were too weak to function and he had to be on a breathing tube for 4 days but soon recovered. Dan also had some stomach fat removed during the surgery as well, and is now 150 pounds lighter. He and wife Mindy have now resumed their 'marital relations' after she revealed everything was 'still in working order' after the surgery. XPOSURE PHOTOS DOES NOT CLAIM ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE ATTACHED MATERIAL. ANY DOWNLOADING FEES CHARGED BY XPOSURE ARE FOR XPOSURE'S SERVICES ONLY, AND DO NOT, NOR ARE THEY INTENDED TO, CONVEY TO THE USER ANY COPYRIGHT OR LICENSE IN THE MATERIAL. BY PUBLISHING THIS MATERIAL , THE USER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND TO HOLD XPOSURE HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR CAUSES OF ACTION A
Dan Maurer is a 40-year-old man with an extremely rare medical condition.
For the past 7 years, Maurer's scrotum has experienced uncontrollable growth and at it's heaviest, weighed in at 80lbs.
Doctors were mystified by the rapid growth of Maurer's scrotum and in 2015, a team of nine surgeons removed his massive testicles.
PRISONER IN HIS OWN BODY
For years, Maurer's testicles prevented him from doing basic tasks—such as going to the bathroom in a toilet or having intercourse with his wife.
Today, Maurer has recovered from surgery and is currently trying to lose weight after being unable to with an 80lb scrotum keeping him housebound.