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Episode 2 - Weston

Neurofibromatosis

Kicking things off this week is Oisin, who is visiting the Embarrassing Bodies Clinic with a skin condition that causes tumours to appear all over his body. This condition is known as type 1 Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Around 300 babies are born with this condition in the UK every year but not all cases develop tumours, with many sufferers instead developing a large number of cafe-au-lait spots. The very large tumours that Oisin has developed are very rare and only happen in extreme cases of neurofibromatosis. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure but Dr Christian refers Oisin to a surgeon who can remove his tumours, but these will grow back over time. This operation is also not without its risks. The nerves can become damaged and blood loss is a real danger. Oisin decides to go through with the surgery to remove the larger ones around his face, back, head and chest and after a nine hour operation Oisin is over the moon with the results.

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I'm getting sore throat very regularly almost every 2/s weeks for a few days at a time with swollen glands. Should I check it as this has been going on since 2012





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Hi I'm a nf1 suffer and I really don't want my little girl to get it how do know if she is going to inherent this horrible problem





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I have nf 1 and would love to know more about it the Internet tells me all different things, my gp is aware of my nf but doesn't seem to know much about it when I mention it. I often blame little lumps bumps etc on my nf, so it's hard to know when I should see my gp! Does anyone know indepth details? (obviously know the basics) like could I develop these tumours over my body? Doctors at the hospital tell me I'm unusual as I have coffee au lait marks in the same shape and place as my mum (who has nf) but also have a coffee au lait mark in the same place as my dads birth mark (he does not have nf) simply I love to know more! Having watched this I realise perhaps I should may more close attention to new spots or lumps





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Hello Team, I have really bad pain in my heals when I'm walking, if I take the weight of for a while to stand is extremely painful for a few seconds but then it eases and I can walk (but I look like and old lady) I've had blood tests to check my thyroid etc and all clear. I am however recovering from slipped discs, could this pain be related. I have gain a 3 stones due to lack of excercise because of my back but really want to go back to the gym but this pain is stopping me, please advise me.





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Need help, on behalf of my mother I have no idea of what her condition is called, we have had many scan's, MRI scans, inner ear tests, tests for vertigo etc all were negative. my mum still has the symptoms ok this her symptoms she feels as if something is moving on top of her head moving also her body and has it constant worse on some days but always is the same she does not feel dizzy at all or sick. but this is stopping her walking properly and when walking she walks very slow and with side to side movement and she can not look at hte floor alot when walking becuase it feels like she may fall, she does have feeling that she may fall, easily trips ove rthings becuase she can not see down towards her feet so anyhting she does not see in far distance she will not have any idea, this problem has been on and off for over 15 years please please please can you help any type of help will be good i can not see mother feeling like this every day of her life it upsets me alot i am her daughter. thanks waiting for reply thanks





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did u ask ur doc if it cud be vertigo?

did u ask ur doc if it mite be vertigo?

i got skin on my foot but its coming off





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I just found out my neck and back pain is because I have a curved spine. It's curved at the lower back so it's not noticeable but the pain is constant. I was seeing a chiropractor but my friends are saying I should be seeing a physio not a chiropractor. Can you tell me what's my best option.





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I have got a terrible pain in my neck, for the past 7 weeks, no painkillers have helped me, nor accupunchure. or massage. please can u advise me as this is non stop pain. im not even sure whats wrong. all i can guess is a neck spasm. please please!





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i have plantar faciaitis in both feet had it for a year and had an injection but it is getting progressivley worse i feel totally unable to walk some days im only 39





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Try wearing Birkenstocks ... it fixed my plantar pain which is totally gone now!

My 13 years old son suffers from heal pain and sometimes has a hard time even walking. The pain is in his left foot only. Is it related to growing, or should this be something to get checked out by a gp?





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