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Dr. Phil Sets the Record Straight

Dr. Phil shares his thoughts on rumors, relationships and revealing "selfies!"


Dr. Phil comes clean about a rumor surrounding his baldness. Does he actually have a full head of hair and chooses to wear a bald cap to look more dignified?


Have you ever had trouble interpreting an e-mail or text from your ex? Dr. Phil shares his no-nonsense approach to analyzing and deciphering messages.

 
What are Dr. Phil's thoughts on plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon's revealing "selfie" that he accidentally texted to a patient?


Surprising Causes of Acne

Think acne only affects teenagers? Think again! Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban reveals unexpected reasons for your breakouts.

Six-Toe Surgery
Guinwa, 21, has been living with an embarrassing abnormality all of her life. She was born with two extra toes — one on each foot. The condition, known as polydactyly, is usually discovered at birth, but it can also be detected during a prenatal ultrasound. During embryonic development, the hands and feet split to create 10 fingers and 10 toes. Polydactyly results when an irregularity occurs in this process, resulting in the formation of extra digits on either the hands or the feet. The condition can be inherited, but the vast majority of cases have no known cause.

"Growing up, strangers would always be staring," Guinwa says. "I shopped for sandals that would cover my toes or wore closed toe shoes. I always avoid doing anything that requires me being barefoot, even getting a pedicure."

Guinwa was told that she should wait until the growth plates in her foot had finished developing before undergoing surgery to correct her condition. When she turned 18, Guinwa visited numerous doctors for an evaluation, but none of them were able to perform the complicated surgery — until she met podiatrist Dr. Ali Sadrieh.


This video contains images of a graphic surgical procedure. Viewer discretion is advised.

Watch Dr. Sadrieh perform a polydactyly reduction surgery on Guinwa's feet.


See Guinwa's incredible foot makeover!
Plus, see the surprises The Doctors have to help Guinwa flaunt her feet for the first time!

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Former Guest Update: Was She Cured?

When 25-year-old Sarah first appeared on The Doctors in May 2012, she was struggling with an extremely embarrassing and uncomfortable condition. After suffering a 4th degree tear during labor, Sarah developed a fistula — an abnormal connection or passageway between two organs in the body. In Sarah’s case, the fistula formed between her rectum and her vagina.


This video contains images of a graphic surgical procedure. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sarah visited pelvic surgeon Dr. Tom Margolis for a surgical solution to her condition.
 


See how Sarah is doing today.
Plus, OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains the different approaches to repair a rectovaginal fistula.

Living with Usher Syndrome
Kamryn, 15, was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at age 2 and has been wearing hearing aids ever since. Kamryn recently discovered that she faces an even more serious challenge when doctors informed her that she has Usher Syndrome — a rare, genetic disorder that causes deafness and gradual vision loss. "I started noticing in math class that I couldn't read the board, and I was in the very front," Kamryn says.

People with Usher Syndrome are always deaf or hard-of-hearing before they become visually impaired or blind. Usher Syndrome causes the development of a progressive ocular disease called retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Retinitis pigmentosa is a gradual degeneration of the retina, leading to peripheral vision loss, then central vision loss, and ultimately, total blindness in most cases.

Since her diagnosis in May 2013, Kamryn's vision has rapidly diminished, and she has been declared legally blind. While researchers are working toward finding treatments, there is currently no cure for Usher Syndrome or retinitis pigmentosa.


In a special house call, Dr. Sears meets Kamryn, who is holding a bake sale to help fund genetic testing for Usher Syndrome.


See the surprises The Doctors have to help Kamryn
with her vision loss and medical expenses.

 
Ophthalmologist Dr. Kerry Assil explains how retinitis pigmentosa gradually leads to complete vision loss.
 

Ask Our Doctors: Atlanta Edition
What's the best way to regain a pre-pregnancy tummy after undergoing a C-section? Is it harmful to exercise if your muscles are still sore from a previous workout? The Doctors tackle questions from Atlanta viewers!

 

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