A married man didn't have sex with his wife for seven years because of his five-stone scrotum.

Scrotum angst

Scrotum angst

Dan Mauer - who was ultimately diagnosed with Lymphoedema, which causes swelling in the body's tissue - admitted he was being forced to live ''like a prisoner in his own body'' before he managed to have his 80lb growth removed by surgeons four years ago.

He raised money for the life-changing operation through a GoFundMe page, and Dan has revealed how screenwriter Kevin Smith has been a source of inspiration for him.

He wrote on the page: ''Still need to lose more weight but it is something I have struggled with my whole life.

''I am a big fan of Kevin Smith and he just had a heart attack and he is changing his diet and losing weight and I think I am going to follow his lead and try to get my weight under control in hopes of not having to have a heart attack to do it.''