Man Undergoes Surgery To Remove 132-Pound Scrotum

Man Undergoes Surgery To Remove 132-Pound ScrotumWesley Warren, 49, spent more than four years with this extra burden before having surgery to repair the damage from a rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema. When doctors placed the swollen mass they had cut from Warren’s scrotum on the scale, it weighed 132 pounds.

‘3 pounds per month’

It began in 2008, Warren told TLC, when he awoke to a shooting pain in his testicles. The tissue around his penis soon began to swell, eventually growing at an estimated rate of 3 pounds per month.

After Warren appeared on the Howard Stern radio show, appealing for help, a fellow scrotal lymphedema sufferer referred him to Dr. Joel Gelman, who offered to do the surgery for free. Gelman, director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine, specializes in urethral and penile reconstruction surgery.


‘Massive enlargement’

Scrotal lymphedema, also known as scrotal elephantiasis, is a “massive enlargement” of the scrotum due to thickening of tissue and accumulation of fluid, Gelman said.

The most obvious symptom is a large scrotum; this can range in size from a grapefruit to a basketball. But the mass doesn’t “max out” at any particular size, Gelman said. It will keep growing until the patient seeks treatment. Warren’s scrotum was the largest Gelman had ever seen.

Warren is walking again and enjoying life, Gelman said. He’ll need a follow-up surgery to remove some additional skin that was damaged by his condition.

Do you know someone who suffers from the same condition? Feel free to share your thoughts with us regarding this medical condition.

Source: CNN Staff | CNN

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Gun Geo Marker App Under Fire For Listing Homes Of Gun Owners

Gun Geo Marker App Under Fire For Listing Homes Of Gun OwnersA new Android app asks users to expose the home addresses of gun owners they deem “potentially unsafe” — and share that information with the world.

‘Firestorm of negative reviews’

The Gun Geo Marker app, released to Google’s Play app store on July 7, invites users to mark the homes and businesses of “suspected unsafe gun owners … to help others in the area learn about their geography of risk from gun accidents or violence.”The app bills itself as merely a tool to collect information, but it was hit with a firestorm of negative reviews and comments from people worried that it could do more harm than good.

Brett Stalbaum, the developer of Gun Geo Marker and a lecturer with the Visual Arts department of the University of California, San Diego, said he had received threats over the app.


‘Safe use and ownership’

“The gun rights community has been busy making personal threats (we remain unconcerned), as well as spamming the Gun Geo Marker database with false markers,” he exclusively told FoxNews.com. “This kind of reaction — automatically lining up on the wrong side of reasonable measures to improve the safe use and ownership of guns — aids and abets the crisis of child shooting deaths,” he said.

Google tells FoxNews.com they do not comment on individual apps, but said to refer to their Google Play developer program policies for apps that are not allowed. The policy says Google Play does not allow content that contains violence or hate speech, bullying or illegal activities, among others. Gun Geo Marker is not available on the iPhone.

Does the Gun Geo Marker app bring more harm than good? Feel free to share your thoughts on this issue!

Source: Jeremy A. Kaplan | Fox News

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