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Bodies Behaving Badly

First Broadcast on Monday 27th October 2008, 9pm Channel 4
Repeated Wednesday 8th July 2009, 8pm Channel 4

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In late 2008 the Embarrassing Bodies doctors hit the road with a new series that exposed teenager’s worst habits and revealed the truth about what goes on behind your kid’s bedroom door. Whether it’s at festivals, universities, schools or on the beaches of Magaluf…this generation of teenagers comes with a health warning!

The doctors have brought some of their most important cases back to the clinic to get an update on their progress, whilst Dr Christian has reported back on the thousands of questions that were left online.

UV Light

First up the docs will be hitting the beaches of that Mecca of teenage excess, Magaluf. With binge drinking, unprotected sex and roasted skin all coming under the spotlight, the docs have got their work cut out. Ed braves the clinic to have a tricky case of thrush diagnosed by Dr Christian, but 18-year-old Maria’s problem is much more severe. Now morbidly obese, Maria has been battling her weight, and the bullies, all her life. With her weight out of control, and her long-term health at risk, Maria is referred to a leading bariatic consultant for a risky gastric by-pass.

Gastric by-pass

Back in Magaluf, Dr Christian sees 14-year-old Marissa, who’s worried about acne flare-ups on her skin. Fortunately some advice from Dr Christian puts Marissa at ease, but not before she’s warned of the danger of soaking up the sun as a cure for skin-problems…any short-term gain will be offset by long-term problems and the increased risk of skin cancer.

For 16-year old Adel, it’s excess hair that is causing her embarrassment. When she hit puberty she developed incurable polycystic ovary syndrome, which affects up to 10% of the UK’s women. A consultation with Dr Dawn finishes with Adel sent for laser treatment to try and remove her excess body hair, and darken what remains.

Acne

There’s a visit to trichotillomania sufferer Lois, whose conditions leaves her, quite literally, tearing her hair out, before the docs return to Magaluf to deliver a stark warning to sun worshippers on the dangers of sunburn to the skin, and to moles in particular. With Dr Christian shepherding groups of frazzled teens upto his Lobster Lounge, we go back to Harlow to meet tan-a-holic Sammi Jo, who comes face to face with her future if she doesn’t cut back on the tubes.

Sun Ageing

There’s time for a consultation with 19-year-old Indre whose bladder problems have totally taken over her life before Dr Pixie meets 17-year-old Megan, whose pregnancy weight has left her with folds of saggy stretched skin that is affecting her confidence and preventing her enjoying her teenage years.

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The ETB team would like to thank:

Teenage Cancer Trust
Cancer Research
DIA – Driving Instructors Association
The Face and Body Clinic – Shenaz Shariff
The Bladder Clinic
Mr A. Ahmed, Imperial College Healthcare
Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
Change My Face
Surface Imaging Solutions
The Sk:n Clinic
Daiquiri Palace
The Boomerang – Magaluf
Icon – Magaluf
Sol Guadalupe- Magaluf
International Continence Society
Condom Essential Wear

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Hi I'm 14 and I think there's a small lump inside like just above the nipple and the a roundness if the nipple what now because I'm really scared that I might a problem





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hi im sixteen and i have strange white lumps like white heads ther not soer but some time they can be hepl please





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Hi I am 15 years old and i am haveing problems with my stomach i am haveing really bad pain like period pains but it aint because i aint due on and it is also making me go to the toilet but it really herts going to the toilet i have had this problem for about 6 weeks and i am starting to worry could you help please ??





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possibly cystitus

Hi, im 15 years old & i have being getting yellow discharge for a good while now & was wondering if you could tell me if this is bad ? or if there is something wrong with me ?





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hi am 22 i have a lump on the shaft of my penis i have had it 4 about 3 and half years and every so often it imflames and becomes very sore i have tryed 2 pop it but nuffing happens part from a sharp pain that runs up my penis can u tell me what it is





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never pop any thing that is on your penis it can be dangerous

Im a 50 year old male and had a serious accident 6 years ago two of the injuries were a scrotal hematoma and torn uretha. After various ops after the accident my sex drive has dropped off completely to a point where now I have no interest in sex at all. It gets me down as I was highly sexualy active before the accident and being single with no family there seems nothing to live for its just just work home work home now





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I just waked up and found a small sweelin like a pimple beneath my penis, what could be the reason? I had sex 5 years ago.





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Hi, I have a small lump on the back of my right testicle, it's a little smaller than a pea... I am 14 years of age, what shall i do?





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hi i'm 13, and a few weeks ago i started getting this burning pain on my upper thigh then a week or so ago i got these red spots on that area, when i've been walking alot they get really sore and when i'm sitting they are really itchy and the area around them is inflamed, does anyone know what this is? please help





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I am 15 years old and i have strange bumps on my nipples when i accidently cath them they are really sore and sometimes the bumps ooze a slimy liquid that is sometimes yellow and its starting to make panic.





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Hey, you should get that checked out by a Gp. I know its embarrasing but it really helps!


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