Largest scrotum: Wesley Warren Jr. sets world record (Video)
LAS VEGAS, USA -- Wesley Warren, a 47-year-old man from Las Vegas, suffers from a scrotal lymphedema: his body stores water inside the scrotum, and this prevents him from leading a normal life; his scrotum weighs more than 100 pounds (nearly 50kg) , setting the world record for the Largest scrotum, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: Continuing to swell, Warren's scrotum now weighs close to 50kg, forcing the former salesman out of the workforce and into his home where he is visited twice weekly by a nurse and must rest himself on a padded milk crate. (enlarge photo)
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"It's not easy to get around," Warren told the Las Vegas Review-Journal of his 100-pound scrotum. "It makes me stay in most of the time."
Warren has trouble getting dressed, breathes heavily, and is forced to use a makeshift pedestal made from a pillow and milk crate to ease the pain caused by the pendulous mass.
When he goes out, he covers himself in baggy clothes.
Warren was diagnosed with scrotal lymphedema - a debilitating, massive swelling of the scrotum that results from lymph fluid and tissue buildup.
"Patients referred with this condition have scrotums so large that the sheer size interferes with walking," according to the Center for Reconstructive Urology in Orange, Calif.
An army of medical specialists have examined Warren, but have reached differing diagnoses, including scrotal elephantiasis, scrotal lymphedema and scrotal edema.
He is asking for donations to help him afford a $1 million surgery to remove 100 pounds of tissue from his scrotum.