Embarrassing Bodies is a British television programme broadcast by Channel 4 and made by Maverick Television since 2007. In 2011, an hour long live show was introduced, "Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic", which makes use of Skype technology. Various spin-offs have been produced in relation to the programme to target different patients, such as Embarrassing Fat Bodies and Embarrassing Teenage Bodies. The show has a strong multiplatform presence on web and mobile.Embarrassing Bodies has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix. It's a documentary show with 80 episodes over 7 seasons. Embarrassing Bodies is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (304 votes).
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S01 E01Apr 8, 2008
We're Coming to Get You! Apr 8, 2008 The Embarrassing Illnesses doctors have decided to up sticks and take their clinic on the road! In the first of four special programmes, the three straight-talking doctors – Christian Jessen, Dawn Harper and Pixie McKenna – begin their tour of Britain in the city of Leeds, with a PR offensive that Victoria Beckham would be proud of. And to ensure that no fungal feet, problem penises or bothersome boils slip through the net, the EI team have chosen a location bang in the heart of Leeds, on Briggate – one of the city’s busiest shopping streets. With the high street transformed into a slalom of stalls, information boards and games, there will be nowhere for the people of Leeds to hide. The doctors are back…and the time for excuses is over! Kicking off proceedings is Kali, who has embarrassment written all over her face. She’s suffering from a common inflammatory condition of the skin called Rosacea, which causes redness that looks like a flush or blush.
S01 E02Apr 29, 2008
Breasts Apr 29, 2008 In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. In an effort to encourage women to bring their breasts out into the open, they’ll be taking their medical expertise to the capital and setting up drop-in clinics in the East End and West End of London – in the imposing surroundings of Shoreditch town hall, and conveniently, in a bra shop in the heart of Covent Garden. First through the clinic’s doors is a huge pair of double ‘J’ breasts, swiftly followed by 40-year-old Alyson. After 20-years of back pain and misery from carrying around a whopping 5 kilos on her chest, she is desperate to see if Dr Harper can reduce her burden by referring her for breast reduction surgery. Former breast cancer sufferer, Cheryl, whose breast removal and problematic reconstructive surgery left her with only one breast, also visits the clinic to see Dr Jessen.
S01 E03Apr 30, 2008
Vaginas Apr 30, 2008 The penultimate programme in our week of specials sees the EI team rolling into Norwich to set up a clinic in the heart of one of the country’s busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies!The first patients in the EI clinic are a group of teenagers who want to find out more about the embarrassing consequences of thrush. 75% of women get thrush at some point in their lives, and it affects everybody – from babies to grannies and a few fellas on the way through.Then there’s 42-year-old Debbie, who’s come to see the Doctors after giving birth to a bouncing baby boy. Baby Samuel’s doing fine, but Debbie’s having to deal with the embarrassing consequences of a painful childbirth that delivered much more than just a bundle of joy…The Docs are next putting periods under their medical microscopes, looking at the causes of period pain as well as the painful condition Endometriosis, where cells from the womb find their way into different parts of the body, with unpleasant consequences.We’re then reacquainted with 45-year-old Alyson from Monday’s programme, who’s all in a flap when it comes to exposing herself to her new partner. Fortunately, a consultation with Dr Pixie leads to a welcome resolution to her elongated labia.The menopause is something that every woman must eventually go through. However, the period just before that, the perimenopause, is less understood, but can be taste of things to come. With hot flushes, night sweats and weight gain among the symptoms, Dr Dawn discusses some of the treatment options, including Hormone Replacement Therapy.There’s also a case of vaginal dryness for Dr Dawn to examine as well, with a novel treatment involving a vaginal oestrogen pessary. Thanks to the treatment, Susan and her husband can resume normal service in the bedroom.Back in their London clinic, the Docs have a case of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which affects over a third of British women, including high profile sufferers like Emma Thompson and Victoria Beckham. Jenni’s in the clinic to be rid of the hair that’s constantly appearing on her back and chest, and a course of laser treatment sees her much improved. They also have a woman whose overactive bladder is making her life a misery, but there’s a novel solution more commonly associated with the world of cosmetic surgery…Dr Dawn makes a house call on a women whose been suffering from a prolapsed rectum for years, and fortunately there’s a solution to her plight – but it’s certainly not for the faint hearted…Finally, Dr Jessen is running a smear campaign in Norwich! He’s targeting the 20% of British women that don’t attend a regular cervical smear test. And he’s not taking no for an answer…as three volunteers discover when he persuades them to have theirs done there and then!And don’t forget – you can watch our self-check guide to how to check your vulva by clicking here, or you can get the guide on your mobile phone by texting VULVA to 84444…
S01 E04May 1, 2008
Men May 1, 2008 Having waged war on the Vagina yesterday, the EI Docs turn their attention to the GP surgery’s most elusive creature – the ‘MAN’. From baldness to man boobs, and troublesome testicles to problem penises, the Docs are hitting the streets of Gloucester, searching for men who are in desperate need of a health MOT…In the climax to our week of specials, the Embarrassing Bodies clinic sets up camp at Gloucester Rugby Club. And it’s not long before they’ve got their first eye-watering case: a man whose manhood has been mangled by a piercing. Fortunately, Dr Harper is on hand to give some advice on how to keep it clean, before she heads out to a local pub to quiz the locals on how much they know about their health – with predictably poor results…Back at the club, the next patient who appears is suffering from the classic symptoms of an enlarged prostate. With 1 in 4 men over the age of 60 suffering in this way, Dr Jessen heads out to talk to pathologist Dr Jarmulowicz about how it affects men, and why so few know about it.This is all brought into sharp focus by 53-year-old Barry, who was struck down by Prostate Cancer 3 years ago. With his symptoms worsening, Barry comes along to the clinic to see Dr Jessen about the options open to him, including surgical removal, which carries with it the risks of incontinence and impotence.Most men would like to laugh off their illnesses, but the Docs have discovered that going bald can be no laughing matter. They’ve brought four balding blokes together to test out the latest hair loss products, including light technology; natural trichology, minoxydil lotion and even a full 6-hour hair transplant operation!Dr Jessen also gets to grips with a case of gynecomastia (man-boobs to most of us), when we catch up with 33-year-old Abdul from Tuesday’s programme, who’s looking to put 17 years of discomfort behind him. After a two hour operation (and the removal of three pints of fat!) Abdul’s very happy to show off his manly new chest.With surgery nearly over, Christopher drops in with a problem penis. The Docs decide that a chemically induced erection is the only way to find out if the problem will require a circumcision…As last orders are called at the Embarrassing Bodies bar, there’s a final patient to be seen. John’s acne had given his confidence a massive knock – but with the aid of dermatologist Dr Chopra, John was able to avoid plastic surgery and get on the road to recovery.And don’t forget – you can watch our self-check guide to how to check your testicles by clicking here, or you can get the guide on your mobile phone by texting BALLS to 84444…
S01 E05Jun 14, 2007
Episode 5 Jun 14, 2007
S01 E06Jun 21, 2007
Embarrassing Illnesses Season 1 Episode 6 Jun 21, 2007
S01 E07Jun 28, 2007
Embarrassing Bodies Season 1 Episode 7 Jun 28, 2007
S02 E01Apr 15, 2009
Pelvic Floor Apr 15, 2009 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.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.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.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.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.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.
S02 E02Apr 22, 2009
Kids Apr 22, 2009 This week’s episode starts with 8-year-old Charlotte from Suffolk who’s been suffering from sore verrucas on her feet for over 2 years. Dr Christian sends Charlotte for tests to check her immune system and try and find out why the virus is winning.The tests reveal that her immune system is unable to fight the virus and so the usual treatment for verrucas will not do the job. Whilst a formaldehyde treatment produces some encouraging results, further immunology test reveal that she’s missing certain lymphocytes and the possible treatment course includes a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy.+++UPDATE+++Charlotte’s operation to remove the verrucas from her foot appears to have been successful and her foot is healing really well. She’s back on her bike and back to being a normal child, pending a potential bone marrow transplant.The EB bus heads to Southend, where Dr Priya has a patient with case of cold feet, medically known as Chilblains. Dr Pixie’s patient can’t stop scratching her itchy sores while Dr Christian has a customer with a permanent runny nose due to nasal polyps.Next up is a visit to the dentist for 27-year-old Lyn from Aberdeen. Lyn arrived to see Dr James because she has an addiction to fizzy drinks that has left her with missing, rotting and discoloured teeth. After extracting the rotten teeth, Dr James recommends implants, but only if Lyn will give up smoking, as it drastically reduces the success rate of the procedure. After a long day in the dental hot seat, Lyn has a new set of pearly whites.Visiting the clinic next is David, 24, from Shropshire who’s had an embarrassing swelling for more than half his life. None of the treatments and tests have been able to ease his enlarged sore lips. Dr Pixie suggests that the swelling is a possible sign of an allergic reaction. Tests reveal that David is allergic to cinnamon and a long list of preservatives; so he sets off in search of a new diet.The doctors head to a very windy Southend-on-Sea to meet with a group of kids and their parents at Fairways primary school. Dr Pixie talks to the kids about head lice and shows them up close just how nasty they can be, whilst Dr James teaches the kids a lesson about tooth decay.Read Dr James’ guide to How to Look After Your Teeth >Maria, 13, believed she had a case of head lice, but it turned out to be much more serious. Maria actually has scalp psoriasis that causes her scalp to scale and nothing she’s tried has helped. Dr Pixie sends Maria to a hair specialist to get the scaling and inflammation under control with the help of creams and steamers. After three visits to the hair specialist Maria comes back to the clinic and shows Dr Pixie her much improved scalp.Ever since 43-year-old Sandra from Derby gave birth she’s developed a rather messy problem. Sandra experiences problems with her bottom – it bleeds and causes problems for her hygiene. Dr Pixie diagnoses Sandra with skin tags and sends her to a specialist to try a surgical procedure to clear up her problem. Tests show Sandra’s problem goes deeper than just the skin tags – she’s suffering from a case of rectacil, where her bowel is misshapen. Sandra will have to complete more tests, but pelvic floor exercises have been recommended to help her cause.
S02 E03Apr 29, 2009
Rural Apr 29, 2009 First through the door this week is 18-year-old Cherie who’s suffering from back pain caused by extremely large breasts. The best option to ease the discomfort caused by her gigantic 30JJ bust is breast reduction and Dr Pixie refers Cherie to a specialist surgeon to get the procedure done.Visiting the dental clinic is Richard, 27, who has painful, aching teeth. Dr James’ examination reveals that Richard’s teeth are worn down as a result of Bruxism, an involuntary grinding of the teeth. Richard is sent to a specialist to clear the decay in his gums and teeth before Dr James can restore his smile with veneers and crowns.Read Dr James’ guide to How to Look After Your Teeth >Next in is Vicky, 28, who’s been dealing with boils in her groin area. Dr Christian believes the boils are caused by a condition in the sweat glands called Hidradenitis Suppurativa. As Vicky’s case is fairly mild, Dr Christian recommends treatment with antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, or acne treatments as opposed to more invasive surgery.The EB Bus heads out on the road, and first in is Amanda who feels that she has very large labia – but Dr Pixie’s examination reveals she’s perfectly normal. Meanwhile, Sharon shows her severe skin condition to Dr Christian who sends her to a dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis. The specialist seeing Sharon prescribes topical creams to treat her scaly skin that’s been badly sun damaged.Julie visits the clinic because her ear is flaking skin and secreting gunky liquid. Dr Priya believes July has chronic otitis externa, an infection and inflammation of the ear, and sends in some sample swabs to be analyzed. An Ear Nose and Throat specialist injects an ointment into Julie’s ears and clears up her infection.Next in the clinic to see Dr Christian is Sarah who’s been suffering from lumps around her eyes for years. The condition is known as xanthelasma and it causes fatty growths around the eyes. Dr Christian recommends that she try make-up to start with as other methods carry the risk of scarring around the eyes.Allison, 23, is suffering from a funnel chest, a common hereditary condition where the chest is sunken. Because funnel chest can affect cardio and respiratory functions, Allison is sent to see a specialist for a check-up. After positive results from her test, the specialist attempts to re-contour Allison’s chest with a cosmetic filler.The EB doctors head out to rural Staffordshire to meet with the locals and discuss their health. Dr Christian speaks with some young farmers about the perils of STIs whilst Dr Pixie gets people talking about their bowels.And finally, this week’s body check sees our guinea pig group checking their poo for signs of ill health. Dr Christian talks to them about the reasons behind the differing colours and what different shapes and consistencies can indicate.
S02 E04May 6, 2009
Feet May 6, 2009 This week’s episode starts with a visit to the clinic for Natalie, a 31-year-old woman who has had to endure taunts from children about the boils and cysts that she has suffered since childhood. Dr Pixie suspects she is suffering from painful cystic acne, and sends her to a specialist for treatment with antibiotics and lazer resurfacing. On returning to the clinic, Natalie has been prescribed the contraceptive pill and some small skin grafts that drastically improve the appearance of her condition.The EB bus heads to Merseyside, where Dr Christian sees a case of a pierced problem nipple, whilst Dr Pixie sees a case of dermatitis that has it’s sufferer scratching himself in a very sensitive area. Meanwhile Christian puts a hydrocele sufferers mind at ease.Dr James meets Thomas, whose mouthful of manky molars has left him with a smile that would worry a 70-year-old, but he’s only 20! Dr James recommends implants, but Thomas’s smoking substantially reduces the success rate, so dentures are going to have to be tried first.Read Dr James’ guide to How to Look After Your Teeth >The docs hit the streets of Liverpool to talk about feet, helped out by local podiatric surgeon Emma Supple, with some cases of calloused corns and nail psoriasis on display. The docs also hit the streets of Merseyside to see if they can persuade the ladies of Liverpool to give high heals the heave ho…Next in the clinic is Anna, who has come in with a swollen arm and leg that Dr Christian diagnoses as Lymphodema. After visiting a specialist clinic, Anna starts a course of treatment involving manually massaging the excess fluid out of the swollen limbs.Dr Pixie sees a young woman called Emma who is suffering from a hernia and excess skin after two pregnancies. Dr Pixie sends her off to a surgeon for repair to her umbilical hernia, and removal of the excess skin.Next up, Dr Priya sees an unusual case of an abscess just above a man’s bottom, called a Pilonidal Sinus. The amount of hair in the area seems to be to blame, with hair filling up a pit in the skin and causing an infection to develop. The first treatment used is a lazer to remove the problem causing hair, followed by a surgical procedure to remove the infected follicles, which is full of matted hair.And finally, this week’s body check sees our guinea pig group checking their urine for signs of ill health. Dr Christian talks to them about the reasons behind the differing colours and what the warning signs are to look out for. You can take the urine test yourself here >>
S02 E05May 13, 2009
Holiday May 13, 2009 This week the doctors have set up shop at the airport. First patient Joanne, an air-hostess, feels that her psoriasis is alienating her passengers. Dr Pixie sees Donna, who has a patchy rash on her back that is diagnosed as shingles and Dr Christian deals with Arthur who has a disfigured fingernail due to an accident at work. The doctors also check random samples from passengers to test for bacteria and bugs that have travelled with them.Back at the clinic, 44-year-old Stuart thinks that his holiday is responsible for the constant burning at the end of his penis. Dr Pixie believes an inflammation of the prostate, caused by a possible bladder infection, may well be the reason for Stuart’s troubles. He’s sent for a visit to a specialist and a treatment involving a prostate massage…After the birth of her child a year ago, Kerry has begun to feel pain and bleeding with her bowel movements – and visits to the loo are few and far between. Dr Christian notes that Kerry has developed a skin tag due to a tear and sends her to a specialist. Further testing doesn’t reveal anything sinister in her bowels and the problem is pinpointed as a tense pelvic muscle.Next up is Lindsay who has had a scar on her chest since she was 7 years old. Lindsay has developed a keloid scar, possibly from a pimple or bug bite, and Dr Pixie recommends steroid injections followed with laser treatment to help flatten out the surface of the scar.In to meet Dr James is Jessica, who has suffered from bad breath for years. Jessica has been blaming her halitosis on her tongue, but Dr James reveals it has more to do with gum disease. Jessica’s inflamed gums have created pockets that help to house bacteria and plaque, a visit to the dental hygienist helps to clear up the blockage and reduce her bad breath.Back at the airport, Brendan has a spotty abdomen caused by “folliculitis”/conditions/folliculitis/ whilst a returning passenger has been bitten by bed bugs on his holiday. Dr Pixie also sees Helene who has some moles on her back that are hurting…This week’s body check sees our guinea pig group checking their moles for signs of changes and abnormalities. Doctors Christian and Priya explain what to look out for to avoid dangerous deadly moles.Caroline, 25, has hidden her hair loss problem for over 10 years. She’s been losing hair in patches that take up to a year to grow back. Caroline has a condition called Alopecia, and Dr Christian gives her the unfortunate news that there is no known cure for her problem. Possible treatments to control the hair loss are steroids or topical creams that stimulate hair growth.And finally this week, Dr Pixie and Dr Christian put their bodies on the line to show how easy it is to do body checks. This time around, they are checking their urine for any signs of abnormalities and ill health.
S02 E06May 20, 2009
Erectile Dysfunction May 20, 2009 This week’s episode starts with a visit to the clinic for former RAF airman Richard, whose case of gynaecomastia has left him with no body confidence and feeling repulsed when he looks in the mirror. After 26 years of suffering, Dr Pixie decided to send Richard for surgery to get rid of them once and for all.Next into the Doctors’ mobile clinic is 16-year-old Wendy, who after recently giving birth has been left with severe stretch marks on her tummy. Vitamin E creams and Bio Oil are recommended by Dr Pixie as a way of reducing the marks that will also fade over time. A case of excessive sweating has left one woman feeling extremely embarrassed, but Dr Christian reassures her that there are multiple treatments available for this common condition.EB Dentist Dr James Russell has a case in his surgery involving bulimia sufferer Harriet. Self-induced vomiting has left her with acid erosion on her teeth, shortening and eating away at the enamel. Porcelain veneers can be used to extend and protect her remaining teeth, but Harriet decided to wait before proceeding with the full treatment.18-year-old student Clare has come to the clinic with some problem bowels that mean that she can go a week without passing a stool, but this is swiftly followed by excessive diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Dr Pixie excludes the possibility of haemorrhoids, but decides to send a stool sample of to be analysed. Having eliminated all other possibilities, Dr Pixie makes a diagnosis of IBS.Next through the clinic doors is Alan, who has been battling with erectile dysfunction for nearly 10 years. Dr Christian recommends that Alan starts by losing some of his excess weight, before he is sent off to a specialist to check out the problem. The specialist recommends a number of possible non-surgical treatments, including a penis pump.Dr Pixie sees a patient with an enlarged stomach whose GP has already eliminated a number of potential conditions. Despite losing weight Stuart still has a large belly, and so is sent for an ultrasound scan. The results of the scan are inconclusive, suggesting that dietary and lifestyle changes are the best course of action.Dr Priya sees a patient who’s complaining of pain in her vulval area, which appears to be caused by the condition vulvodynia. Over 15% of women suffer from it, but over 50% of these sufferers don’t seek help.Finally through the clinic door is veterinary nurse Terry, who’s suffering from a condition called “Paprika Staining”: on his legs and ankles that leaves him with rust coloured marks. Dr Christian reassures him that there is nothing to be worried about, but there is also unfortunately no cure…Also this week, Christian and Pixie hit the streets of Newcastle to discuss Erectile Dysfunction, whilst Christian puts himself, and his sperm, under the microscope, whilst also investigating the growing problem of fake pharmaceuticals, particularly targeted at ED sufferers. We also have our body check group conducting a thorough examination of their mouths.
S02 E07May 27, 2009
Back to the Clinic May 27, 2009 First up is Maria, who came to the clinic with a potentially life threatening weight problem. Although very young, Maria’s health was deteriorating so rapidly that a gastric band operation was carried out. Having reduced her stomach to the size of a walnut, Maria returned to the clinic to reveal that she had dropped over 4 stone in just 10 weeks. 8 months later, and Maria had dropped a further 4 stone, and been able to start work in a local hair salon.53-year-old Christopher came to the clinic with a painful problem with his penis. Following a years treatment by a dermatologist, Christopher returned to the clinic with some good news for Dr Christian. Having been diagnosed with an atopic dermatitis, Christopher has responded well to treatment and now has ‘a normal penis’.We next catch up with Emma, who had suffered for over a decade with facial hair growth. Following 6 rounds of lazer treatment on the problem hairs, Emma is finally feeling like a women again, with her confidence massively boosted.In our first series we met Margaret, who was suffering from a prolapsed vagina. Extensive surgery was required to rebuild her vaginal wall, and following the operations success, Margaret returned to the clinic to share how things were progressing. With her life back on track, Margaret is now able to exercise and do all the things her prolapse had denied her.Next up, Dr Dawn meets up with a patient that she first saw in the clinic in Magaluf. Marissa suffered with acne on her face and forehead, and despite 9-months of antibiotic treatment, she is still suffering from the dreaded spots. Dr Dawn suggest a course of photopneumatic therapy, where a lazer and a vacuum are used to loosen and extract dirt and excess oil from the skin. Following three courses of treatment, Marissa was feeling a lot happier.Many people think that sunbathing is a cure for acne, but too much sun can be extremely dangerous, and in our Teenage Bodies series we investigated a growing problem of ‘tanorexia’ which had led 16-year-old Sammy Jo to spend far too much time on the sunbeds. On a revisit to the clinic, Sammy Jo has revealed her addiction has now switched to the bottle – but fortunately it’s a bottle of spray tan.26 year-old David came to the clinic with a massive amount of excess skin that was leftover from his overweight teenage years. David underwent surgery to remove his man boobs, and the results have left him with not only a flat chest, but a new lease of life. After the success of this operation, David is considering the next stage of removal of his excess stomach skin as well…And finally there was Charlotte, who at only 19 was suffering from an extreme case of excessive sweating. With other treatments not working, Charlotte was sent for a painful series of botox injections. 6-months on, the initial treatment has worn off, leaving Charlotte with a return trip to the clinic. Fortunately, the treatment works again, leaving Charlotte sweat free to pursue her dream of becoming cabin crew…
S03 E01Feb 3, 2010
Cardiff Feb 3, 2010 In this first episode the team takes to the streets of Cardiff, with the help of dentist extraordinaire James Russell, rounding up ailments left, right and centre but first Dr Christian has a visit at the clinic from ambulance technician Keith.Keith’s got a rather sensitive penis complaint that he’s keen to sort out. Dr Christian soon diagnoses Peyronie’s disease. Realising the severity of this particular case Dr Christian sees surgery as the only option, and refers Keith on to a neurological surgeon who he hopes can straighten things out. Keith meets consultant urological surgeon Mr. Paul Anderson to discuss options. With advice from his surgeon Keith opts for a Nesbitt’s procedure which removes tissue from the unaffected side of the penis so that things balance out when sewn back up, even if slightly shorter. After a two-hour procedure Keith’s penis is corrected, with Dr Christian recommending that he waits a few months before seeking further treatment for his excess foreskin.
S03 E02Feb 10, 2010
London Feb 10, 2010 The doctors hit the streets of London to investigate how stress affects so many people's health and their sex lives. They also treat night terrors and problems with recurring mouth ulcers.
S03 E03Feb 19, 2010
Brighton Feb 19, 2010 The doctors visit Brighton, where they get to the bottom of a bleeding anus and some pus filled tonsils. There's also advice for stag and hen parties on personal hygiene and safer drinking. And Dr Christian meets a patient who wants to have a realistic nipple after losing hers to breast cancer surgery.
S03 E04Feb 26, 2010
Hull Feb 26, 2010 The doctors head to Hull to set up a breast check clinic. Dr Christian recommends a radical new cure for piles. And Dr Pixie meets a woman who has suffered from sweaty feet for over 20 years.
S03 E05Mar 5, 2010
Nottingham Mar 5, 2010 It was the busiest day so far for the Embarrassing Bodies mobile clinic as it parked up in the centre of Nottingham. First in to see Dr Dawn was Summer who was being plagued by a thick build up of ear wax. After examination, Dr Dawn notes the excessive build up and advises that cotton buds may be making the situation worse by aggravating her ear canal. She advises a course of ear drops with possible ear syringing if needed.
S03 E06Mar 12, 2010
Belfast Mar 12, 2010 Kirstie, 21, dropped in to see Dr Dawn concerned about her inverted nipples which she’d been suffering with since puberty. Kirstie’s inverted nipples meant that she had been unable to breastfeed her baby and the thought of going through the same pain again was putting her off having more children. Dr Dawn sent her to see breast specialist Dr Yannis Alexandrides who advised a surgical procedure which would give Kirstie a 90% chance of being able to breast feed. Surgery was successful so Kirstie returned to the clinic to show Dr Dawn the vast improvement.
S03 E07Mar 19, 2010
Back to the Clinic Mar 19, 2010 Bridgid first came to see Dr Pixie in October 2008 with a large vagina caused by excess skin following dramatic weight loss. On examination Dr Pixie also diagnoses the signs of vaginal prolapse. These symptoms were having a severely negative effect on Bridgid’s life – even causing her husband to sleep in a different room. After consultation with specialist Dr Slack, Bridgid’s previous notion that a hysterectomy would fix her problem was proven to only solve part of her discomfort. After further discussion the decision to prescribe a series of injections relieved the symptoms dramatically, however they can only be taken temporarily. Bridget is still consulting her doctor in regards to the best long term treatment options available to her but was feeling far less discomfort and was much happier.
S04 E01Jan 17, 2011
Spain Jan 17, 2011 This week the Embarrassing Bodies team are scouring the beaches, both home and away, to find some embarrassing beach bodies. First into Costa del Sol’s Clinic is Russell whose huge hernia stops him from enjoying the summer sun. A hernia happens when an internal organ pushes through muscle weakness. In Russell’s case his intestine has pushed through his abdomen culminating in a large lump on his tummy. Russell is advised by Dr Dawn to have surgery to put things back where they should be, this is done through physically pushing the protruding intestine back through the muscle wall and repairing and strengthening the hole so the hernia doesn’t come back.26 year old Hazel’s rare condition has her worried about her chances of having a baby. Hazel suffers from Uterus Didelyphys, or double uterus, where she has two wombs, cervixes and a partitioned vaginal opening. The condition affects 1 in 3000 and can cause complications during pregnancy such as higher risk of late miscarriage, breach birth, premature delivery and bleeding throughout pregnancy. Hazel is ecstatic that her fertility is not affected by the condition.Bucking the trend which states that 64% of men are too embarrassed to see a doctor about their problems, 24 year old Emanuele, visits the clinic to see if Dr Christian can do anything to help his warts. Emanuele is worried that the warts on his hands are spreading to his penis, although after a quick check Dr Christian confirms that these are in fact pimples which are incredibly common, but if you are worried about anything on your penis please have it checked out. To remove the warts on his hands, Emanuele, is sent for laser surgery to zap the warts and scrape them away. Although the wart virus cannot be cured, this hopes to cure the outward symptoms.500,000 adults in the UK have trouble controlling their bowels. The problem is most common in over 65s, with 1 in 100 affected. 68 year old Anne has suffered a rectal prolapse which makes it extremely uncomfortable for her to walk or stand, and has caused her to be incontinent. Anne is sent for keyhole surgery to cure the prolapse by inserting a mesh strip which replaces the weakened muscle in supporting the rectum. The two and a half hour procedure was a success and has also cured Anne’s incontinence.Back to the Costa del Sol and it’s sun, sea and…STIs. 20% of 16 to 24 year olds on holiday have sex with one new partner, and a staggering 61% don’t use a condom. Our top 3 most popular STIs are 1. Chlamydia; 2. Genital Warts; 3. Herpes. We test out some of our young Brits abroad to see if they are harbouring the difficult to spot, but easy to treat Chlamydia virus. 7% prove positive and are put on a course of antibiotics, for the rest it’s relief but also a reminder to always use protection.
S04 E02Feb 4, 2011
Weston-super-Mare Feb 4, 2011 Kicking things off this week is Oisin, who is visiting the Embarrassing Bodies Clinic with a skin condition that causes tumours to appear all over his body. This condition is known as type 1 Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Around 300 babies are born with this condition in the UK every year but not all cases develop tumours, with many sufferers instead developing a large number of cafe-au-lait spots. The very large tumours that Oisin has developed are very rare and only happen in extreme cases of neurofibromatosis. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure but Dr Christian refers Oisin to a surgeon who can remove his tumours, but these will grow back over time. This operation is also not without its risks. The nerves can become damaged and blood loss is a real danger. Oisin decides to go through with the surgery to remove the larger ones around his face, back, head and chest and after a nine hour operation Oisin is over the moon with the results
S04 E03Feb 11, 2011
Scarborough Feb 11, 2011 This week the Embarrassing Bodies team are taking their services north, to the seaside town of Scarborough. The first patient through the door is 26 year old Russell, who has put up with an oozing and painful ulcer on his shin ever since a biopsy left an open wound two years ago. Enter Dr Dawn, who takes a swab from his leg and predicts that hospital treatment will be needed. Professor Val Edwards-Jones identifies the staphylococcal aureas organism in her analysis of the sample. While this explains the smelly discharge from Russell’s leg, he is referred to an immunologist to try and establish the cause of the problem. Russell sees an immunologist and a dermatologist, who determine that pyoderma gangrenosum syndrome is responsible for his leg ulceration. Immune cells have been attacking Russell’s skin and the condition has been complicated by his poor immune system being unable to deal with the added bacterial infection. Russell is told that there are probably only around 30 people in the world who have had this problem. He goes into hospital for two weeks, followed by six months of injecting antibiotics at home.
S04 E04Feb 18, 2011
Wakestock Feb 18, 2011 First into the clinic is 50 year old Mark, who after 30 years of putting up with phimosis (a tightening of the foreskin around the penis) has finally decided to seek help. This condition affects around 10% of uncircumcised men and Dr Pixie advises Mark to visit a urologist to decide which treatment would be best, which can include the use of steroid creams, stretching methods and circumcision. Mark opts for circumcision and joins the 12,200 men who have this procedure for medical reasons every year. It is a simple operation where the doctor removes the foreskin, keeping the glans permanently exposed and now Mark is able to have sex without experiencing any pain at all.
S04 E05Feb 25, 2011
Pregnancy Feb 25, 2011 There's a fertility theme in the clinic this time as Dr Pixie investigates why one woman who's hoping to conceive has intense pain during sex, and why another woman seems to have a baby bump, although she isn't pregnant.Out on the road, Dr Christian makes a rare home visit to meet a newborn with a club foot, while the mobile clinic reaches Llandudno in North Wales where the doctors advise on a breast feeding nipple dilemma.And Dr Dawn arranges a photo-shoot for three gorgeous, heavily pregnant women to explore the medical myths and reality of having a baby.
S04 E06Mar 4, 2011
Thorpe Park Mar 4, 2011 Dr Pixie meets a woman with a pair of testicle-like cysts on her head. Dr Christian deals with a young woman suffering from incontinence.Dr Dawn helps a man who just can't hold on to his leaking bowels.The mobile clinic seeks out Britain's biggest thrill seekers at Thorpe Park.Dr Christian goes to war on falling male fertility rates, testing a group of paintballers.And the show meets a man whose cerebral palsy hasn't stopped him from carving out a career making people laugh.
S04 E07Mar 11, 2011
Great Yarmouth Mar 11, 2011 Dr Christian meets a girl with asymmetric breasts and looks after a man whose penis has curved right around, while Dr Pixie takes on a shocking case of painful scalp pustules.The mobile truck reaches Great Yarmouth where the doctors discover why curry helps a man with a painful bottom. Then Dr Dawn and Dr Pixie both put their own bodies on the line as they undergo different types of mammograms to test for breast cancer.And, in the series' ongoing celebration of extraordinary people, the programme features a man with narcolepsy to discover what life is like when you can't help nodding off.
S05 E01Mar 5, 2012
Thailand Mar 5, 2012 Tropical disease specialist Dr James Logan joins the team. Dawn and James travel to Thailand to look for embarrassing souvenirs Brits could be bringing home with them after a trip overseas. James infests himself with parasitic hookworm. In the United Kingdom, Pixie talks to Carol who has an addiction to coffee enemas. Christian attempts to help a woman who was one of the first to have breast enhancement surgery.
S05 E02Mar 12, 2012
Thailand (2) Mar 12, 2012 James continues his experiment of living with hookworm inside his intestine. Christian attempts to help a woman who had some botched cosmetic surgery in Thailand. Pixie talks to a patient whose huge breasts are ruining her life. Caroline's diabetes is damaging her sex life.
S05 E03Mar 19, 2012
Ibiza Mar 19, 2012 Christian is on the party island of Ibiza attempting to tackle the issues of too much sun, sea and sex. Back home, Dawn meets a man whose buried penis is causing problems going to the toilet. Pixie meets a young girl with an extreme case bad breath caused by swollen tonsils. James the dentist is back to treat different dental disasters.
S05 E04Mar 26, 2012
Skegness Mar 26, 2012 This week Christian attempts to help a patient with a vasectomy. Dawn talks to a woman whose bowel condition has left her with really bad stomach scars. The seaside tour stops at Skegness, where the team attempt to help a man with a wriggly bottom and another man with a worrying lump on his testicles. Christian asks a team of BMX bikers to produce some sperm samples.
S05 E05Apr 2, 2012
Stockton Apr 2, 2012 52 year old Patrick visits Dr Pixie about problems with anal leakage. Dr Pixie refers him to a consultant surgeon to find out what the cause is. The consultant discovers that Patrick has a limited diet which is very low in fibre, causing severe constipation. He is then referred to a dietician for advice on improving his situation by changing what he eats. Specifically the dietician recommends Patrick eats more fibre and drinks more fluids. On his return to the clinic he tells Dr Pixie there has been a big difference and he is able to do more than he used to.
S05 E06Apr 9, 2012
Tamworth Apr 9, 2012 The team are in Tamworth this week , where Pixie attempts to help a man whose bottom wound hasn't healed in six years. Christian talks to a woman with a mysterious whistle. Pixie pays a visit to a pop festival in Staffordshire, where microbiologist Professor Val conducts a forensic examination of the toilets. Dawn offers her top tips on nipples.
S05 E07Apr 16, 2012
Brighton Apr 16, 2012 Ian sees Dr Pixie about some side effects he has suffered after slimming down. He weighed 27 stone and his rapid decline in weight has left him with a lot of excess skin on his chest and abdomen. The saggy situation is affecting his sex life because he has a large flap of skin and fat covering his penis. Dr Pixie refers him to a plastic surgeon because the skin has stretched too far to heal itself and will need to be removed. The surgeon removes skin and fat from his chest and abdominal area in a major operation lasting over three hours. During the operation about a stone in weight is removed from Ian’s body. Once healed he’s thrilled with the results and says he can now go running and swimming, activities that were previously physically impossible.
S06 E01Feb 18, 2013
Magaluf Feb 18, 2013 The doctors visit the holiday hot spot of Magaluf, where sex goes, booze flows and the sunburn shows. Dr Pixie sees a lad looking for treatment for a bulging ball and Dr Christian meets a girl who needs a helping hand following an awkward climax. Dr Dawn educates the hedonistic holidaymakers about the horrors of a hangover. Back in the UK, Dr Christian meets an extremely brave man who reveals the extraordinary extent of living with half his face missing. Dr Dawn meets a man with a patch on his penis that needs straightening out and Dr Pixie helps a lady whose groin and bottom abscesses are causing constant pain. And Dr James the dentist sees a 32-year-old woman whose thumb sucking habit is affecting both her teeth and her boyfriend's genitals.
S06 E02Feb 25, 2013
Magaluf II Feb 25, 2013 Doctors Christian, Dawn and Pixie help with the 132% rise in hospital cases in Magaluf that have resulted from 24-7 partying, petting and drinking. Dr Christian extols the importance of safe sex, and Dr Pixie braves the midday sun to tame the tourists who are burning to be beautiful. In the UK clinic, Dr Pixie helps a man who lost his penis in a childhood car accident, and follows the dramatic reconstruction surgery to make him a new phallus from his own body parts. And this week's unsung heroes of medicine are involved in eye donation.
S06 E03Mar 4, 2013
Caerphilly Mar 4, 2013 This week the portable clinic pitches up in Caerphilly, Wales, and Dr Dawn helps a lady who's hiding a secret pain inside her national dress and a man who's been walking through his problems for 20 years. The clinic is open for business meeting brave people sharing their problems, and nothing's left uncovered. Dr Pixie's hit a bump tackling some testicle trouble, Dr Christian meets a woman whose baby bottom burns are still bothering her as an adult, and a lady for whom weight loss has left her nipples near her nether regions; and Dr Dawn has a mystery case of festering feet the likes of which the show has never seen. Dr Christian takes the 'Brain Sex' Challenge to discover if our genital sex really does match up to the way we think. And in the 'Living With' series, the programme features a truly amazing 14-year-old girl with a rare condition called Progeria, which means she's living in the body of a pensioner.
S06 E04Mar 11, 2013
Bristol Mar 11, 2013 The doctors bring their portable clinic to Bristol, where the bothersome conditions include rashes, mouth ulcers, excessive sweating, a painful post-pregnancy problem, and excessive body hair. Dr Christian helps a man with a worrying pain down below, while Dr Pixie gets to the bottom of why her patient 'blocks the bog'. Dr Pixie meets a lady whose rosy nose embarrasses her so much she rarely leaves the house. Scientist Dr James Logan returns to investigate the healing power of leeches, allowing his own blood to be sucked in the name of research, while Dr Christian comes up trumps in his quest to educate festival goers on all things flatulent.
S06 E05Mar 18, 2013
Luton Mar 18, 2013 The doctors bring their portable pods to the Love Luton festival, where some mysterious cases crop up. There's a young woman with monster bruises that appeared from nowhere and another with unexplained skin patches. Back at the clinic, Dr Dawn treats a lady with a fishy smell, Dr Christian meets a man whose skin-cancer scar has left him looking like a thug, and Dr Pixie helps a chap with a blockage in his waterworks. Dr Christian asks what a transistor radio, a light bulb, a tropical spider, a 12-inch salami and a complete tool set all have in common, as he warns of the dangers of inserting foreign objects into intimate places. Dr Dawn hits 'shag week' at Newcastle Uni. Dentistry with Doctor James, who's tackling more tarnished teeth. And the cameras go behind the scenes of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital.
S06 E06Mar 25, 2013
Weymouth Mar 25, 2013 The portable clinic visits Weymouth, where Dr Dawn meets a man with blood-blisters on his testicles, advises on pubic abscesses and warns of the dangers of dodgy tattoos. Dr Christian meets a man whose prostate cancer treatment has left him with rectal incontinence and a women who is in need of jaw replacement surgery. Dr Pixie sees a 31-year-old with a saggy body and Dr Dawn examines some supersize varicose veins.
S06 E07Apr 1, 2013
Liverpool Apr 1, 2013
S09 E01Jul 8, 2014
Episode 1 Jul 8, 2014 The team attempt to to rebuild people's bodies and their lives as well as dissecting the goings on of four British lads on a typical week in Magaluf.
S09 E08Apr 14, 2015
The 36 Stone Woman Apr 14, 2015 Obesity is an epidemic that's out of control. When Dr Christian first met 56-year-old Patience in 2012 she was super-morbidly obese, with a basketball-sized abdominal hernia and a two-stone growth on her leg. However, weighing a massive 36 stones, any surgery would have put her life at risk. Patience needed major intervention but, as for the 1000 people who die each week from obesity-related conditions, had it come too late for her? For two years Patience battled for control of her body and, with son Lakon by her side and Dr Christian's support, she underwent Britain's most extreme weight-loss treatment, hoping it would save her life.