Bodyshock: the Man with 64-kg Testicles

Bodyshock: the Man with 64-kg Testicles

The extraordinary story of 49-year-old Las Vegas resident Wesley Warren Jnr, a man who lives with a rare medical condition so severe that he can't wear trousers, walk normally, go to work, drive a car, have sex, or even sit down without the help of a milk crate.

His story highlights the failings of the American healthcare system, which has arguably some of the best doctors in the world, but only for those who can afford them.

While the medical professionals are unsure what caused Wesley's condition, for him it all started one night in late 2008. Wesley accidentally knocked his testicles while turning over in bed, causing a sharp shooting pain, and the tissues around his testicles began to swell. They've been growing bigger ever since.

In a case reminiscent of the tragic 19th-century 'Elephant Man', doctors refer to his mysterious condition as scrotal elephantiasis or scrotal lymphedema, characterised by excess watery fluid collecting in tissues of the body. Things have got so bad that Wesley can't lead anything resembling a normal life.

This intimate documentary was watched by more than 3.7million last weekend. 

Bodyshock: the Man with 64-kg Testicles
Bodyshock: the Man with 64-kg Testicles
Bodyshock: the Man with 64-kg Testicles

 

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