About the Show
The Embarrassing Illnesses doctors set off on a UK roadshow in an innovative attempt to raise health awareness and de-stigmatise 'embarrassing' body parts and medical conditions
Series 4 Summary
The Embarrassing doctors are back for a new series. Ready to treat more brave souls who are at the end of their tether, they are taking their mantra, 'There's no shame, we're all the same', to seaside and holiday destinations around the UK, as well as across to Spain.
To mark the start of a new series the doctors take a trip to Fuengirola on Spain's Costa del Sol to help Brits abroad with embarrassing body problems.
Dr Dawn's in the mobile clinic on the beach, and her first patient is Russell, with a huge protrusion that he's kept under wraps for 10 years.
Meanwhile, Dr Christian and Dr Pixie hit the night-time bars and clubs to find frisky young Brits. They're armed with a new rapid test for chlamydia, the number one sexually transmitted infection.
Back in the UK, Dr Pixie sees a young woman with two wombs who wants advice on carrying a baby, and a 20-year-old with inflamed tonsils that she has to clean out with a cotton bud.
Dr Dawn helps a woman who's been sitting on her embarrassing rectal prolapse for a decade, and Dr Christian tackles a worrying case of warts.
The doctors also meet a woman living with an extraordinary condition that means her left leg is permanently clenched up by her hip.
Finally, Dr Dawn addresses the stigma of bowel cancer - by testing her own poo for signs of the disease.
The mobile clinic visits Weston-super-Mare, where Dr Pixie meets a local with an eye-watering condition, who needs a cyst scooping out of his eye.
Dr Dawn examines a woman who's been left with too little skin on her labia following an operation.
Dr Christian helps a man suffering from the largest tumours ever seen in the EB clinic.
The show also features a man whose extraordinary facial disfigurement has not left him short of love.
And Dr Dawn asks a group of roller-derby girls to get their worries off their chests and learn how to examine themselves for breast cancer.
Dr Christian meets a man with a fishy smell coming from his penis, and Dr Pixie helps a woman whose nipples stick out above her bra after botched breast surgery abroad.
Dr Dawn tackles an oozing leg ulcer condition that's so rare it's been baffling doctors for years.
A group of firemen put their balls on the line for testicular cancer.
The mobile clinic goes to the seaside resort of Scarborough where Dr Christian meets a man with an itchy body rash.
And a young woman explains why, when it comes to relationships, size doesn't matter.
Embarrassing Bodies pitches its tent at the Wakestock Music and Wakeboarding Festival in north Wales.
At Wakestock the doctors are eager to see what conditions the temporary toilets, hot sun and mud will bring their way.
Back in the main clinic Dr Pixie meets a man whose tight foreskin is making sex difficult. Dr Christian deals with a young woman with a painful vagina, and Dr Dawn deals with an itchy leg rash - and a man who can't seem to stop staring.
Dr Christian visits a group of artists at a life drawing class to discuss circumcision.
And the show meets someone who has turned his gender ambiguities into his life's work.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Pixie sees a man who's struggled with an itchy bottom for 20 years while Dr Christian deals with an enormous pair of breasts
Dr Dawn talks periods with three young women who volunteer to measure their own menstrual flow to assess what's constitutes a normal amount.
The doctors meet a man who can't stand the sight of his own reflection.
The mobile clinic arrives in the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno ready to sort out some bothersome boils and investigate the nose and ear picking habits of local residents.
The clinic welcomes a man with a large lump in a private place, a woman with an embarrassing vaginal discharge, and a case of a hairy female bottom.
The nation's favourite doctors return to the Costa del Sol to tackle more embarrassing beach-body problems. And all three doctors are on the beach to remind holidaymakers of the dangers of fun in the sun.
Meanwhile, waiting to see them in the mobile clinic is David, who is worried about a large lump on his testicle.
Back in the UK, the we meet a man who has to breathe through a hole in his neck.
First into the clinic is 58-year-old Brenda, who explains to Dr Pixie that her vanishing vagina has reached sticking point. Forgoing intercourse for the past 12 years, Brenda wants to get to the bottom of her labial fusion and reopen her closed-up vagina with surgery.
Dr Christian meets 31-year-old Slavek whose droopy face is getting him down, and comes to the help of 69-year-old Brian's embarrassingly large purple nose protuberance.
Dr Dawn sees 28-year-old Carly who is worried that she could hurt herself or her boyfriend with her sleep walking, hallucinations and sleep distress.
Resident dentist Dr James helps tackle 19-year-old Matt's dental disaster.
Dr Pixie has an intimate nasal examination which reveals the truth behind her years of snoring and blocked noses
The mobile clinic is stationed in Doncaster, where one man's back passage is itchy and inflamed and another shows Pixie how his psoriasis has reached his groin.
Each time in Embarrassing Bodies people who live inspirational lives tell their story. This time a black family with three albino children explain how they have come to terms with being different.
The mobile clinic visits Leicester, where Chris shows Dr Pixie his boils, Jenna discusses a smelly discharge, and Ria is distressed about a double nipple on one of her breasts.
Sixty-five-year-old post-operative transsexual Jenny-Anne explains to Dr Christian that although she's had gender reassignment surgery on her genitalia to become a woman, she still feels trapped in the wrong body.
Dr Pixie is joined by 18-year-old Amy whose life-saving surgery for ovarian cancer has left her with an unsightly bulge.
Dr Dawn meets five-year-old Elliot, whose enlarged tongue is difficult to diagnose, and resident dentist Dr James Russell meets 24 year-old Gavin, who has overcrowded teeth and needs major orthodontic treatment.
And 31-year-old Kay shows how she's forging a career in the fashion industry despite having Spina bifida.
The doctors visit Bristol, where they meet Jo, who has sweaty hair, and Aaron, who has a rash on his penis.
Dr Pixie meets Michelle, who is traumatised by trips to the toilet. Twenty-six-year-old Amir gets a shocking diagnosis from Dr Christian when he comes into the clinic with lactating nipples. Postman Brian shows Dr Dawn the extreme gout that's been causing unsightly stone-like lumps on his hands, elbows and ankles for the last 25 years.
Twenty-year-old Joseph comes into the clinic with two lumps on the shaft of his penis that will have to be surgically removed, and mum-of-two Zoe enlists the help of resident dentist Dr James to help her conceal the after effects of intensive chemotherapy.
Dr Dawn expels the myths around cervical smears and Dr Pixie tests foods in a smelly breath experiment.
And 19-year-old Mohammed tells how after losing his sight four years ago he manages to travel the world with the Blind English Cricket Team.
The doctors meet Jerusha, who suffers from chronic pain at the entrance of her vagina, and Duane, who is told that the copious tags on his penis are caused by excessive friction.
Also into the clinic this time is 36 year-old Adele, who has suffered from debilitating dizziness for two years.
The Embarrassing Bodies truck pulls up in Derby, where 49-year-old Kevin reveals his unruly rear end to Dr Dawn and 26-year-old Yvette opens up about her smelly discharge.
Dr Pixie meets Sam, who has a bumpy bikini line; and 14-year-old Rowan has coin shaped red blisters on his legs that Dr Dawn diagnoses as a rare and incurable strain of eczema.
Dr Pixie enlists Coventry Fire Brigade to help raise awareness of the risks associated with problem prostates.
Dr Christian goes to Brighton to play a brain-controlled computer game with 14-year-old ADHD sufferer Mark.
And 27-year-old investment banker Maddy shows what it's like using a dialysis machine every night to clear the waste from her blood.
First into the final clinic of the series is 25-year-old Eniola, who is unhappy with the way her breasts have developed after she suffered severe burns over her entire body as a baby.
Dr Pixie invites 18-year-old Matilda into the clinic to share her story of being born with a cleft lip and palate.
Mum-of-three Hayley has throbbing, blue varicose veins that are running up her legs, while 25-year-old Heidi has been sitting on an embarrassing problem that has affected her intimate relationships for five years.
The Embarrassing Bodies truck pulls up in Liverpool, where Dr Christian meets 16-year-old Belinda, who has curdling discharge, and 29-year-old Carl, who needs reassurance about his active acne.
At the airport, groups of young drinkers get a warning about how alcohol affects their balance and safety, while resident microbiologist Professor Val swabs phones, bags and laptops in Manchester for bad bacteria.
Finally, native Brummie Debbie shows how she makes light of the Foreign Accent Syndrome that she developed after suffering a seizure in 2010.
In this episode, Bother Down Below, the nation's favourite doctors visit Sheffield Hallam University for Freshers' Fair, handing out contraceptive advice to the students and unzipping some downstairs dilemmas.
Eighteen-year-old Jameel has strange lumps on his scrotum. Kate is embarrassed by her vaginal discharge. Dr Dawn sees 19-year-old Alana, who is struggling with heavy and painful periods.
Dr Pixie meets 15-year-old Jamie who has a rectal prolapse that makes excreting excruciating. Unable to pass stools for days, even weeks on end, Jamie is unable to enjoy his teenage years, so Pixie recommends extensive tests.
Also ,the show explores the birth experience of teenage mum 19-year-old Jess.
The mobile clinic rolls into the West Midlands for Boys vs Girls. Dr Christian meets Kate, who's worried about having an extra hole above her anus, and Luke who has asymmetrical testicles.
Dr Dawn meets 19-year-old Jodie, who's struggling with bad breath from regurgitating in her mouth after meals.
Dr Pixie visits at a secondary school to warn against the dangers of smoking and conducts spot tests to see which teen students have been having a crafty fag behind the bike sheds.
Sedat comes into the clinic worried about his lumpy acne scars.
Valerie asks Doctor Pixie for help with a mystery thick yellow discharge.
Emma seeks relief from severe vaginal pain when she urinates.
And Dr Christian talks to teenagers about 'abnormal' penises.
The doctors visit the Wakestock festival in a bid to help reduce teen torment.
At the Wakestock music and wakeboarding festival the doctors meet 18-year-old Alex, who's been branded on his bottom, 16-year-old Nick, who has sunburn, and three friends who have developed bacterial infections from sharing a hot tub.
Back at the clinic Dr Christian meets 19-year-old Jade, who avoids going out because of her severely asymmetric breasts.
Dr Pixie is shown 19-year-old Meron's puss-filled pimples on her scalp.
And 18-year-old Naomi explains to Dr Christian how she self-catheterises to empty her bladder.
A young woman shows the doctors her self-harm scars. A student from Sheffield is worried about his asymmetrical testicles. And the doctors ride the rollercoaster at Thorpe Park.
With hormones raging, bothersome bodies are abundant in Trouble with Teens. Seventeen-year-old Sarah comes to see Doctor Dawn with an embarrassing perspiration problem, and 17-year-old Tina enters the mobile clinic in Bristol hoping to remove a tattoo she now regrets.
Nineteen-year-old Kristina talks to Doctor Pixie about the large blue lump on her lip, and Doctor Christian goes to a climbing centre to talk to teenagers about which `below the belt' injuries are severe enough to warrant a visit to A & E.
And the show mets 19-year-old Lyndsey, who has learned to live with alopecia.
Doctors Christian, Pixie and Dawn catch up with some of their most memorable cases, including Adrian and his huge piles, and Janice, a mastectomy patient who came to see Dr Christian about a new nipple.
Plus the doctors attend to a case of mortifying flatulence, a young man with the shakes, and two children who have recovered from their embarrassing leaks and dribbles.
The show also offers a chance to find out how to join the million people who've already used the Embarrassing Bodies website to assess their individual risk of having a sexual infection - timely advice, given that recent government figures show another rise in cases of sexual infections.
Among the cases revisited this time are a man with severe anal abscesses, a teenager struggling with a diabetes diagnosis and a lad with an overeating condition.
John first came to the Embarrassing Bodies clinic with a severe case of anal abscesses. After 15 operations on his anus, John undergoes his final procedure and returns to the clinic to let Dr Pixie know if he's now seen the end to his problem.
Dr Christian catches up with Jonathan, a teenager who was struggling to come to terms with a diabetes diagnosis, finding out if he has now managed to take control of his condition.
Dr Pixie additionally checks up on Josh, a boy whose overeating was becoming a huge problem. Has he managed to curb his unhealthy habit?
Also coming back to the clinic for their final check-ups are a young woman whose breast deformity was taking over her life, a child with a severe head lice infestation, and a baby with hip problems, which could have prevented him from walking.
The Doctors catch up with a case of night terrors, a man with leaking bowels, and a woman with persistent thrush.
Josh first came to the clinic suffering from night terrors. With his relationship on the rocks he underwent treatment at a sleep clinic, hoping it could put an end to his troubles. Josh lets Dr Dawn know how he's been getting on.
Dr Christian revisits Brian, who originally came to see him with leaking bowels.
Other revisits include Lois, who suffered with what she thought was persistent thrush, Barry, who had surgery for prostate cancer, and Elizabeth, who went under the knife to remove a rotten toenail.
Also, the show looks into the world of labia shape and size, using the Embarrassing Bodies website to show concerned females that there really is nothing to worry about.
The Doctors revisit Keith, who first came to the clinic with a bent penis caused by Peyronie's disease. Has his problem finally been straightened out?
Dr Dawn catches up with Faye, who originally came to the clinic with excessive sweating.
Dr Christian revisits Emily, a young girl who was suffering for years with a bowel problem.
And Caroline, who first came to the clinic with alopecia, calls back in with news of a surprising solution to her problem.
The doctors revisit Maria, a young woman with a hairy face and body, and Ed, who previously needed help to uncover his buried penis.
Christian, Dawn and Pixie have seen more than 400 patients in the Embarrassing Bodies clinic as part of their mission to get the nation to seek help for all those embarrassing conditions we prefer to keep under wraps. In this episode they catch up with some of their most memorable patients.
Also, Dr Dawn reminds viewers of the life-saving importance of women stripping off regularly to check their breast for lumps - even going so far as to demonstrate a mammogram herself.
The doctors catch up with a woman who had excessive facial hair, and another with an inverted nipple.
And Dr Christian gives an update on how young men should check for testicular cancer.
Christian, Pixie and Dawn catch up with some of the most memorable cases from the award-winning series. From troubles down below to bulging bellies, the doctors give an update on the ongoing treatment of patients who return for their final check-up.
Stewart and Christine first stepped into the clinic with a combined weight of 52 stone; now they've had life-changing stomach surgery they return to see if they've lost weight.
Dr Dawn meets Glen, who originally came into the clinic because his incredible 20 stone weight loss had left him with a large amount of excess skin. Glen used to feel that he was a prisoner in his own body, so will a procedure to remove the unwanted skin finally leave him feeling more positive?
After three caesarean sections, 33-year-old Lynsey was left with a scar acting like a tight belt between an overhang of tummy and a bulge of fat in her pubic area, which made the most private of moments an embarrassing ordeal. Dr Christian advised her to see a hypnotherapist to lose more weight before having surgery, but has Lynsey regained her confidence?
Meanwhile, Dr Pixie measures men's waists, and Dr Christian tests the relationship between erectile dysfunction and obesity with a sleep experiment.
Embarrassing Bodies synopsis
The Embarrassing Illnesses doctors set off on a UK roadshow in an innovative attempt to raise health awareness and de-stigmatise 'embarrassing' body parts and medical conditionsEpisode Guide >
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