Embarrassing Medical Mysteries: Solved!

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Embarrassing Eczema
OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson answers a question one viewer finds so embarrassing, she asks it under the alias “Val.” Val says she experiences severe burning and itching “down there” and suspects it’s eczema. Dr. Lisa examines Val to find out.

Eczema Down There?
The common skin condition can be found on all parts of the body.

Punch Biopsy
Dr. Lisa performs a punch biopsy to take a sample of the skin. | See the biopsy results.

Delayed Puberty
Brandon, 27, says he’s never gone through puberty and despite being 6 foot 3 inches tall, feels he has the appearance of a 12-year-old boy.

“It affects everything I do, from the moment I wake up until I go to bed. I have no sex drive at all. I like women, but I have no drive to pursue them.”

Brandon’s lack of body hair and insignificant genital growth, as well as frequent fatigue lead him to believe he suffers from Kallmann’s Syndrome, a condition characterized by delayed or absent puberty and an impaired sense of smell. Unable to receive medical insurance, Brandon has not seen a doctor about his problem until today.

Brandon’s Story
See how the condition affects Brandon’s life.

Delayed Puberty Explained Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears and urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz explain this rare issue.

MRI Results
Brandon undergoes an MRI to examine his pituitary gland.


More Uncomfortable Body Problems

A Hole in the Head
Alicia says she has a mysterious hole near her ear that oozes pus.

Dark, Scaly Skin
Nathalie asks dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee why she has dark, scaly skin on her fingers and toes. | Dr. Lee tests Nathalie’s skin.

Pilar Cyst
Sandra has a pilar cyst on her scalp and asks Dr. Lee how to get rid of it.

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