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Episode Guide

Episode 1 - Pelvic Floor

Wednesday 15th April 2009, 8pm Channel 4

Dr Christian Jessen and Dr Pixie McKenna – the nation’s favourite doctors for those toes curling embarrassing conditions are back – and now they’re joined by A&E Doctor, Dr Priya Manickavasagar and leading cosmetic Dentist, Dr James Russell – between them they’ve got every orifice covered.

Asymetric Breasts

This week’s episode starts with a visit to the clinic for 21-year-old Rebecca. She’s always had noticeably asymmetric breasts (in common with many women in the UK) but pregnancy has accentuated this problem and left her with a severe imbalance. Dr Pixie sends Rebecca to a specialist to see if anything can be done to rectify the problem. The specialist performs a surgical procedure to give Rebecca more balanced and symmetrical breasts.

Retrograde Ejaculation

Next through the clinic doors is Mark, who’s firing on all cylinders – but unfortunately he’s firing blanks. As a long-term diabetic, Dr Christian suspects this might be connected with his erectile problems, but first sends him for a check-up on his prostate. Tests reveal that damage to nerves is causing a condition called retrograde ejaculation, where the semen is entering his bladder instead of leaving through the end of the penis.

In our truck stop Dr Christian sees a case of neuroma, an overgrowth of nerve tissue that is benign, but can be removed surgically if necessary, whilst Dr Pixie sees a patient who is suffering from keloid scars, which are sadly too far developed to be treated effectively. There’s also a case of a birthmark on the tongue, and an instance of melasma that has lead to an overgrowth of pigment on the patients face. Pixie recommends make-up to start with, before considering lazer treatment in the future.

Warts

Dr Christian next sees a young lady suffering from one of the most common conditions that Doctors see – warts. Luckily Christian is able to freeze the warts off in the surgery, and with some home treatments she should be able to keep them under control herself.

Our Dentist Dr James has a visit from a patient with an artistic streak, but her teeth are anything but picture perfect. Heavily decayed, her teeth need to be crowned and reshapen if she’s to recover her sparkle. After removing the decay and creating custom veneers, Dr James gives his patient a reason to smile again.

Vaginal Prolapse

Next up is Brigitte who’s comes to see Dr Pixie with a big problem. She thinks that she has an excessively large vagina that has remained even though she has lost a substantial amount of weight. Dr Pixie examines Brigitte and diagnoses her with a vaginal prolapse and excess skin around the vagina. After a visit to a specialist, Brigitte is told that there is no quick surgical fix for her problems and further examinations must be done.

The doctors hit the streets of Birmingham to talk to locals about the perils of weak pelvic floor muscles and recommend exercises and remedies to regain control over these important muscle areas. The doctors persuade a group of 3 women to road test 3 different techniques for strengthening their Pelvic Floors – with some surprising results. The products tested included a Pelvic Toner, a Pelvic Floor Exerciser and Pelvic Cones.

Urinary Incontinence

Dr Priya meets her first patient, Peter, who’s suffering from urinary incontinence after the removal of his prostate due to cancer. He’s been wearing pads and taking medication to control the symptoms, but nothing seems to be effective. Dr Priya sends him to a specialist where the consultant inserts a pump to give Peter control of his bladder with the push of a button.

This week’s body check sees our guinea pig group checking their feet for early signs of an embarrassing illness, whilst Dr Pixie and Dr Priya talk to them about what they can do about athlete’s foot, corns and flat feet.

And finally, the doctors put their own bodies on the line to take the fear out of simple tests. This week, Dr Pixie undergoes the latest test for HIV that reveals results instantly.

The EB Team would like to thank:

Mr Mark Slack, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Addenbrooke Hospital
Ms Angelica Kavouni, Cosmetic Surgeon, Cosmetic Solutions
Mr Zaki Almallah, Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham
Mr Gordon Muir, Consultant Urologist, Kings College Hospital
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company
The Arcadians
The Argosy
Solihull Operatic Society
Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society
Alexandra Theatre
Baker Street Medical Centre
Stress No More
Pelvic Toner
Mobilis Healthcare
Cleo
Film Birmingham

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my cervix has "dropped" so can I use a pelvic toner or would it be painful ? Sex is already painful due to the hitting of the cervix





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my semen is very thick and white. why is it very liquid almost like a water but still very thick and white is this normal? also can this effect me and my wife from conceiving ? Thank You.





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i wrote to u sometime ago about a pelvic floor problem,i went to a gaenocologist who perfomed a minor op. now the pro is minimised,there was also too much leakage during intercouse now is better thank u for asking





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im 14 and do competitive gymnastics and every time i jump on the trampolining a wee a little. i don't want to tell my mum or my coaches!





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I suffer from lower back pain and pain in my hip which occasionally gives way with shooting pain. I've had xrays & mri all that it showed was couple of bulges in lower back no wear n tear. I had an epidural in lower back but this didn't help either. They advised that i need to strengthen my pelvic floor which i know i do as i do occasionally suffer leakage etc had 3 natural births However when i have been doing pelvic floor exercises i have found this seems to cause more pain in my hip to the degree before where i was unable to sit stand or lay down i was in so much pain. I don't know what to do Dr just says keep doing it but last time i was on crutches and taking morphine for pain got so bad.





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im a 53yrs old female and have a similar problem my fiancee use to complain about a big v but i went to a gynocologist who had done a minor surgical operation on me.i also hv too much leakage during sex but it is better since the operation





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Since I had my baby my abdominal muscle has been open, when I touch my belly I can fill a big hall ,a gap and also a big ernia,it's like a wind in my novel and it's sometimes painfull also embarrassing because I can't dress up, it's pointing in my clothes.please help me sort this out





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I have a keloid scare on my head and I cut it every other day when I shave my head which adds to its irritation. Question what is the best way to treat a keloid scar and/or have it removed?





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my daughter is 15months.i pierced her ears when she was few months old.after a while i noticed she has keloid(i had keloid after my c-section and abit at the back of my ears).it was very small but now its growing very big and you can see it from the front.my gp said he can't do anything until she's 18years.am worried because it growing bigger and it can be seen from the front.am worried it may reduce her self esteem when she's growing up.please can anyone help me?





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Hi, ive recenly had a scafolding piercing done and I think my ear has rejected the piercing a im scred that it has formed a keloid, please help!





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