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Episode 3 - Rural

Wednesday 29th April 2009, 8pm Channel 4

Large Breasts

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 >

HS

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.

Ear Infection

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.

Funnel Chest

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.

The EB Team would like to thank:

Point of Care Testing
Mr Adam Topping – Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon and Spire Health Care
Dr Malcolm Carruthers, Mens Health Centre
Dr Andrew Wright, Consultant Dermatologist
Lesley Law, Red Cross Skin Camouflage Therapist
Mr Nitesh Patel, Harley Street ENT Clinic
Mr Dalvi Humzah, Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company
The Arcadians
The Argosy
Solihull Operatic Society
Queensbridge Musical Theatre Society
Alexandra Theatre
Baker Street Medical Centre
Film Birmingham

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Please could you tell me how much the dental treatment cost on last weeks show. Would love to have that done.





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On last nights program for the 23.04.201 can you tell me the denist name address or the web site. thanks Shirley





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Hi Maggie here!!! I am 10 starting to go through puberty, my breasts and nipples are not the same shape ( i hate myself) , I keep feeling uncomfortable and I keep having sudden emotions!!!! I don't know how to stop myself!!! It would make me happy if you help me!!!!!!! :( :( " _





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Hi, I have a problem with terrible swelling around my eyes,they get very puffy, especially when I go abroad, I would like to know if there is anything I can take to stop this.





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When I was 18 I had 36 HH breasts and went in for a breast reduction it took two procedures and a lot of pain but it was worth it.





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Im 18 and have 32C and when my sister was my age she had 34F. It just depends I guess but I know how you feel, mine are rather weirdly shaped, round underneath but triangle shaped at the top, its hard to describe but you get the idea. I find that doing exercises helps. The one that is working best for me is what I like to call "Improve Your Bust". Just put your hands infront of your chest with the fingers on your left hand pointing you and the fingers on your right hand pointing straight infront of you so that your elbows are inline with each other but sticking out and your palms are touching each other. Push your palms against each other and realise the pressure quickly. Keep doing this is a pulsing action and you should feel the the muscales under your arms working. This builts the muscales in your boobs and makes them rounder at the top. Its nice and easy to do cause you can doing it whilst watching tv. Give it a try cause its working on me, just dont expect miracles over night :)

hi im 17 and have 34a/b boobs. there not round but more like cones. :(. i have been with my partner for 3 years and although he loves me the way i am iwanted to know if this was normal as my mum had big boobs compared to me?





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I found the Bowel Cancer Screening Kits which were shown in Episode 3 by clicking on the "Point of Care Testing" link in the Thank You list above.





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After watching the Bowel Cancer section of the programme and having a family history of bowel cancer I visited your website to see if I could find information on the availability of these screening test kits. I was delighted to see in your "Thank You" list, a link to the NATIONAL INDEPENDENT BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME(Point of Care Testing). Thank you for making this information available through your programme and your website.





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Hello there. I watched last weeks episode and saw a girl wih a funnel chest. I too have the same condition. I did not realise that it can cause respiratory and cardio problems. I do some times wake up in the night with pain in my chest but i put it down to indigesion. Also that area of my chest can be very sensitive if banged i.e. heavy necklace. Do you think i need to have it checked out? Im 43 years old.





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