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Question Painless Testicular Tumor

30 yr male patients presents with testicular swelling that is painless. he also gives history of sweating, palpitation, tremor wt loss, and diarrhea. you suspect the patient has most probably increased.
a) FSH
b) Placental Alkaline Phosphatase
c) LH
d) ACTH
e) hCG
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30 yr male patients presents with testicular swelling that is painless. he also gives history of sweating, palpitation, tremor wt loss, and diarrhea. you suspect the patient has most probably increased.
a) FSH
b) Placental Alkaline Phosphatase
c) LH
d) ACTH
e) hCG
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EE..HCG share same alpha subunit with TSH--->hypertyroidism
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EE..HCG share same alpha subunit with TSH--->hypertyroidism
What is the connection between testicular tumor and hyperthyroidism ?
Am I missing something
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EE..HCG share same alpha subunit with TSH--->hypertyroidism
Oh ya, how this skipped from my mind.
Answer would be hCG
hCG have same structure as TSH. So it can produce hyperthyroidism.


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What is the connection between testicular tumor and hyperthyroidism ?
Am I missing something
this pxt has testicular tumor with symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
hCG secreting lesions like choriocarcinoma/seminoma etc can also present with hyperthyroidsm due to their relationship with TSH,
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e) HCG---alpha subunit similar to TSH
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alpha hcg simulates FSH LH TSH.HENCE HYPERTHYROIDISM WITH TESTICULAR TUMOR
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Can we think about teratoma here??? will there be thyroid tissue in teratoma of the testicle, the answer will still be B-HCG though!!!!
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