Bizarre Body Trends: Human Body Cheese?!
Even the smelliest of cheeses have a cultlike following, but recently, scientists took cheesemaking to a whole new level. Using bacteria collected from some of the smelliest parts of the human body, researchers were able to produce actual cheese! Are The Doctors ready for a slice?
Bizarre Body Trends: Intimate Knitting
A unique piece of human body art has been making waves across the Internet. Casey Jenkins, an artist from Australia, recently completed a 28-day performance art piece called Casting Off My Womb, in which she knit a length of wool a day from a ball of yarn lodged in her vagina.
"I would say, just because you have a body orifice, does not mean that you need to put things in it," OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton says. "Obviously, there are some exceptions!"
Exclusive: Born Without a Birth Canal
When Kristen was 16, she went to the doctor to find out why she hadn't started having her period. After a series of tests, the teenager learned she had been born without internal sex organs, including a cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes. Although she appears to have the normal external genitalia, Kristen's vaginal tunnel is only about an inch deep.
"I felt like a freak," Kristen, now 26, says. "A woman is made up of these certain parts, and I'm missing a majority of those."
Kristen was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects about one in 4,500 women and causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or completely absent.
Although she does have two normally functioning ovaries, they are not connected to anything inside her body. "Not only can I not have children, but I can't have sex," Kristen explains.
Learn more about Kristen's medical condition. And find out what surprises The Doctors have in store for her.
The Vegan Boss combines his love of the beats with his love of roasted beets! Jonathan, aka Vegan Boss, says he grew up eating heavily processed, unhealthy foods. After moving to California in 2008 to pursue his music career, Jonathan became a vegan and started rapping about his newfound respect for healthy foods and animal rights.
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Extreme Red Eye
Gabrielle, 39, has been suffering from broken blood vessels in her eyes for years. Laser eye surgeon Dr. Kerry Assil joins The Doctors to examine Gabrielle. What causes blood vessels to pop in the eyes? And could the most recent hemorrhages be related to her work as a pole-dancing instructor?