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Episode Guide

Episode 7 - Series 7

In Magaluf Dr Christian and Dr Dawn tackle our holidaying boys tackle – checking out their penis performances with erection monitoring and looking at our lads little swimmers: how has a week on the lash affected their sperm?

Back in the UK the truck heads to the Midlands and the men are queuing up, with one man in a quiver and another with a serious penis problem.

The doctors continue to help people rebuild their bodies and their lives as Dr Dawn meets an inspirational family of two sisters and a cousin with an astonishing family tree that carries the BRACA 1 breast cancer gene. We follow their emotional journey to discover how it has affected each of their bodies, the brave decisions they make to change their bodies and lives forever. 

Meanwhile Dr Pixie helps a man with a serious dimple and faces her biggest phobia – can using new technology help stamp out her fear of spiders?

The EB team would like to thank:

Helen’s treatment:
Lincoln Count Hospital – United Lincolnshire Hospitals
Mr Anzors Gvaramadze – Consultant Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon
Nutritional Help: Alexandra Cook – Registered Dietician and Sports Nutritionist

Lucy’s treatment:
Spire Manchester Hospital
Mr Lester Barr – Consultant Breast Surgeon

Nicola’s treatment:
Highgate Hospital
Mr Nilesh Sojitra – Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Jamie’s treatment:
The Westbourne Centre, Birmingham
Mr Fazel Fatah – Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

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Hai Dr. I have I have been leaving with icthyosis for 23 years now...it has affected my legs, my upper arms and my back..i really need a solution for this condition. Please help me out





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Hi I have athletes foot, it's so bad during the summer and comes every summer, I gone it hard to walk sometimes because of the pain, what cream would be best to use? Thanks





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Hi there please can you help, my sister Feel over a year last January damaged something in her left leg, she is not a small build at all and has bn to her Doctors a few times, this Tuesday just gone went to A&E and they told her she has severe nerve damage and to take is very serious, given Tramadol and releast from there, Dc stating not sure if they got the right equipment in wales to do the much needed scan, cannot stand on her leg, it's turning a diff colour and looks like she is starting to drag it as it feels numb to her ? Please Help Yours Faithfully Emma(I watch your programme every night and hope you can help) Before she might lose her leg ??





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Hi am have been well for 2 weeks I feel sick sore bally diarrhea and some time i can not eat I have be thing for it but I do no what it is

Hi i have chrons disease endometriosis and fibroids i am on steroids have been for 24 years i have found a lump in-between my bottom and tail bone it hursts when i sit down and disappears under my tail bone when i stand it can be felt through my clothes i am on prostrat injection for endometriosis i don't know if this is the reason i feel sick all the time and have fevers day and night i am constantly tired, the doctor put me on antibiotics and said it was a cyst but its still there do you think it could be chrons related, i am sick to death of constantly feeling poorly. Kind regards lez any ideas





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Hi lesley I've had Crohn's disease since 1988. I've had many surgeries (gallbladder removed, countless resection's leading eventually to a permanent ileostomy to name a few. The very 1st surgery I had was very similar to what you described. I had a lump on my tailbone that they called a "pionital cyst" the cyst had become infected which caused me to have a high fever. The gastroenterologist said it was common for Crohn's patients & sent me immediately for surgery to drain the cyst. Another common thing I had was the pus from the cyst had caused a fistula, a "tunnel" from 1 organ to another by the pressure of the pus. After they drained the cyst & removed damaged tissue, the fistula went from my rectum exiting through the skin above my anus. This was left open to allow any pus to drain. I was also treated with steroids, antibiotics & immune suppressant drugs. I'm sure you're aware of the serious side effects w/Prednisone. I was concerned to hear you've been on it for so long. That could account for feeling tired & unwell although having Crohn's itself has always made me feel that way. Prednisone should only be used as a last resort, @ as low a dose as possible for as short a time as possible. There are many other meds that can be used, the "biologic" drug Humira had a dramatic affect on improving the length of time in remission as well as vastly improving the level of pain & fatigue I felt w/both the crohn's & arthritis. The drug Celgene is very new to use as a cheaper & easier to use (it's a pill not injected like Humira)Steroids shouldn't be used as a "maintenance drug" to keep the Crohn's in remission as the dangers far outweigh the risks in my opinion. Unfortunately because it's cheap & easy doctors have used Prednisone inappropriately for as long as I've had these diseases. The dangers are many from diabetes to bone disease. Oral steroids have a cumulative affect. There is a limit to the amount you can take before you're guaranteed to suffer damage to your body. Rule of thumb is If you've taken oral steroids at any dose for 6 months or more in your lifetime, get a bone density scan to check for the bone disease "steroid induced avascular necrosis" & osteoarthritis. AVN is a debilitating disease that I was diagnosed with after only 1 yr of high dose steroid treatment. As a result all my joints & spine have been severely affected. If caught early however there are bone building meds that can slow down & possibly reverse the process. I hope my experience is helpful, eat right & exercise to combat fatigue & seek treatment for pain to give you a shot at a better quality of life!

My vagina is really big when I have sex do I need surgery as its stopping me get with any one my last partner was very big and even he use to slip out , what can I do.





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Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I've got. When I was a baby I had to be put in a braes because I had cliky hips and now I am 20 and they have come back I've had them for at least 8 years and they are getting more and more wors some time I go to bed and just lay there and cry co zits that painful. I've gone to the doctors and all they say is to take ibuprofen and it worked but now it don't anymore. O and sorry if you struggle to read this I'm not good at spelling xx





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Hello, my name is John, I am 64 and have may health issues from kidney transplant which was diagnosed with cancer on April 1 2013, since had surgery on September 19 2013 which proved successful, have severe arthritis, have had minor heart attack December 2010, knee replacement, shoulder replacement May 6 2014, and more recent a spine operation on lower lumbar on 22 August. I suffer from severe pain in my left hip, my rheumatologist says my hip is ok, my Gluten/Bottom muscles have wasted away and when I sit down, it is like sitting on bare bone and very painful, can I build my bottom muscles back up. Thank you. PS, love your programme.





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My friend has advised me to contact you as my gp wouldn't refer me to a dermatologist. I have had an itchy rash on my lower right leg for approx 3 - 4 years. One gp has said it's dermatitis and the other has said its granuloma anulares. I have tried various treatments with steroids etc but nothing works although antihistamine eases the condition. The condition looks so bad that I never wear a skirt, shorts or cropped trousers as I'm to embarrassed to show my leg. The rash doesn't appear on any other part of my body but it seems to be creeping up my leg and is heading towards my knee, that's a lot of leg! Can somebody help me please because my gp isn't.





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What was the app that Dr pixie used or her fear of spiders? It would help a lot! Ta x





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Hi I missed the show so may repeat information but the best step for you to take is for your Aunt to be BRCA tested..as you are 41 I am guessing she is over 50 but with your mothers cancer there may be enough for her to be tested...do know whether your Aunts cancer was triple negative as this is often the case with brca? If she is tested and positive for one of the genes then you will be able to be tested and they will know which gene they are looking for... best wishes (I am both brca and have had cancer)





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