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Episode Guide

Men

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

Prostate exam

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.

Male baldness

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.

Penis exam

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…

Acne scarring

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…

The EB team would like to thank:

West London Clinic
University Hospital Birmingham
Dr Sunil Chopra
The London Dermatological Centre
Bostwick Laboratories – Genetic prostate cancer testing

Dr Richard Rogers
St Georges Hospital
Belgravia Centre
Transform
Peter Bannister Trichology
Tetbury Hospital

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I am 27 years old. I have had watts at the back of my thumb for years(from a teenage age) .The doctors have given me Occlusal to dry it out. This did not work. I was later prescribed Duofilm although this one seems for effective at drying the watts out after I peel the dead skin off the watts just grows back. Please help me.





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I am 27 years old. I have having lot of itching around my Virginia. Doctors have prescribed Betamethasone Valerate cream and Doublebase Emollient soap.They make me feel better but they are also changing the colour of my skin. They seem to be peeling my skin. Also I am having a bit of anal bleeding. After sexual intercourse my virginia swells up and the inching gets worse. What is the cause of my problem and how can I solve it?





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Hi i am a 30.year old man i have had the snip. I have found a lump that is attached to my testercule iy is pain full should i have it checked out bye my gp





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im 15 and i have not got any pubes yet is this normal?





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I pee blood is that normal





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Peeing blood is NEVER normal. You MUST see your GP.

Hello. I am a Black British 49 year old. I have had this problem for 5 years now.My right side of my head won't grow. I have tried everything. Went to my doctors and was sent to see a Demoatolegist in which I have been told its my race, and there is nothing that can be done. I have tried everything. once seen an old show of yours with a young black girl who had a bold patch was given some tablets and shampoo. Is there anyway you can help me.





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Im just a teenager and i really want to have sex and i am really addicted to porn is that ok?





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I'm having trouble remembering the proper name of the condition on having itcy balls. I saw it on your show about men being elusive about going to the doctors. Trying to find the episode on your site here but not having any luck. Would like to know proper name of condition and what treatment is. Cheers





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I have small lumps on my scrotum which occasionally give discharge if squeezed. What is it?





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possibly warts

Hiya, my stomach growls when I eat certain types of food. I am never certain what foods I am reacting to most of the time, but the one I know about is certain types of milk. My stmach is mostly bloated and I have a discomfort in one section of my belly. It is not unbearable pain, its just irritating. When I massage it I can feel wind going round and round and often wont go anywhere and then another time It will come out. it is like there is a blockage somewhere. Finally when I lie on my belly I feel as if I am laying on a lump in my belly. I dont feel unwell, or lethargic. just suffering from bloating and wind.





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lactose in tolerant mate.





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