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Episode Guide

Boys, Boys, Boys

First broadcast on Wednesday 29th October 2008, 8pm Channel 4
Repeated Wednesday 22nd July 2009, 8pm Channel 4

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The doctors are back meeting some of the patients from the Embarrassing Teenage Bodies series. With this week’s episode focusing on boys, the doctors are itching to find out whether Nathan’s Acne has cleared up, and whether Martin’s man-boobs have been given the heave-ho.

Varicocele

The docs have headed down to Newquay to find out what boys on a jolly by the seaside like to get up to. First through the tent doors is 17-year old Tom, who’s found a worrying lump on his testicle and wants Dr Dawn to check it out. The diagnosis is varicocele, an enlarged vein that is normally benign, but can impact on future fertility. Dawn packs Tom off to the fertility clinic to get things checked out.

Back on the beach Dr Christian is delivering some eye-watering advice to a group of unruly teenagers on the dangers posed by STIs, whilst 18-year-old Martin comes into the clinic with a condition that means he’s the only one not sunning himself on the beach that day. Dr Dawn’s diagnosis is gynaecomastia, or man-boobs, but whilst surgery can be an option, in Martin’s case the advice is just to wait and see if they disappear once puberty has finished.

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Dr Christian next goes above and beyond the call of duty by entering a teenage campsite. With everything from festering athlete’s foot to revolting skidmarks on display, these band of boys come with a health warning! Dr Christian packs their underpants off to the lab and there are some shocking results later on.

In the beach clinic, 17-year-old lifeguard Jack has rolled in with a bizarre condition called surfer’s ear. This occurs when someone is continually exposed to cold water, and leads to bony growths in the ear hole. It can be operated on, but earplugs are a much better solution to preventing the problem.

Surfers

With Christian still traumatised from his trip to the Newquay encampment, it’s left to Dr Pixie to make a house call to a group of teenagers whose alcohol consumption the night before was truly staggering. With the teens feeling pretty good about their overnight endeavours, they get a sobering wake-up call from Pixie about the dangers of liver disease, and are shocked to learn that most of them are still over the drink driving limit from the night before…

Totting up units of alcohol might seem taxing, but it’s nothing compared to 16-year-old Jonathan’s daily routine when dealing with diabetes. With his confidence low, Dr Christian sends him to meet Trinity Wildcats Rugby star Danny Sculthorpe, who has conquered his Type 1 diabetes and no longer lets it rule his life.

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And finally there’s 16-year-old Nathan, whose acne has seen him withdraw within himself. A consultation with Dr Dawn sees Nathan prescribed a course of antibiotics and several weeks later his skin is showing signs of improvement, though the treatment is long term.

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The ETB team would like to thank:

Hydrohealing
Diabetes UK
Trevelgue Holiday Park
Artemis Medical
Health Edco
Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence
Andrology Solutions Fertility Clinic
Val Edward-Jones, Professor of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Metropolitan University

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I have a visible line on my penis and I don't know what it is





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Hi im logan and I have a piece of extra skin kinda on the back of my penis it hurts when it gets rubed or touched what is it?





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One of my testicles is slightly larger than the other. My testicles swell when its cold and it hurts around my lower tummy area is this somethibg to worry about





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No this is normal !

Hi im 14 and there is a big lump near the base of my penis but its not sore unless I touch it so im kinda confused as to what it is





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I just found like a spot at my testicles but the past few days I have bites all over my body or is it something more serious I am 15 and its itching like all the other spots





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Hi I'm 13 and and I have had sex but after the cum doseny stop and it carries on until I have my period is this normal should I stop haveing sex?





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I am 14 and a male and I haven't been throw puberty but I still wank but one night while having a wank something snapped and blood started coming out from my penis and I was wondering if it will have any effect on my puberty





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I will say this is the calmest way I possibly can. OMFG if you heard a loud popping or snapping noise and blood came out then you NEED to rush to the hospital. Tell your parents right away!

yes so u should see ur gp

HELLO under my penis where the bottom of the penis meets the ball sach there is a red lump. please help me just knowing what it is will make me happier





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Hi I'm 15, my penis doesn't seem to be getting any bigger, my voice broken kinda, I can produce etc, and I have had sex, but I have white spot near the bottom on my penis and if I squeeze some of them, puss/white stuff comes out, I also have a few white spot on the end of my penis and is that okay? When I am hard it's bends a little to the side is that just where I wank?





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Hi I am 15 and I have little white spots on the end of my penis and some in my fore skin what is it, I am worried





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