'Dr Pimple Popper': Kelly develops huge mass on leg as she battles flesh-eating bacteria, can Dr Lee help her?
Kelly believes it was after a trip to Cuba that her world changed as she recalled having an open wound and believes that this could have been one of the causes for her to get infected
The coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on a lot of things around the world, but one thing that has not come to an end is Dr Sandra Lee meeting her patients. Dr Lee has managed to see her patients via video call ever since the lockdown happened. Even with businesses closing, she knew it was important to be there for her patients.
In the latest episode (Thursday, October 8) Kelly Ann from Canada decided to come and meet Dr Lee in the hope that she could help with the huge mass on her leg. Kelly noticed the mass growing on her leg after she battled with flesh-eating bacteria. In 2013, Kelly found out that she had contracted these bacterias. However, she was not sure how it happened. Kelly believes it was after a trip to Cuba that her world changed. She recalled having an open wound and believes that this could have been one of the causes for her to get infected. The condition went from bad to worse as she realized boils coming on her body.
They started oozing and exploded to become black in color. Kelly admitted it was a painful situation to be in. While she finally recovered from it, a year later she noticed a golf-ball-size mass on her leg. As time went, the mass grew in size and reached a point where it was affecting her life. She went to many doctors but never got the answer she had hoped for. Some doctors gave her medicines but that did not work. Another doctor suggested that the mass was her body's way of reacting to the trauma it went through after battling flesh-eating bacteria. Meanwhile, another doctor suggested she should lose weight and it would get better.
Kelly was 535lbs and lost 210lbs. However, the mass did not get any smaller. She noticed things getting hard for her as she lost weight. Dr Lee looked at the mass and revealed she had a lipoma. She was quick to add that it is not the same fat as the one we have in the body. Dr Lee explained that losing weight would not have any effect on it. While Dr Lee wanted to help Kelly, one of her biggest concerns was her medical history. Since she had the flesh-eating bacteria, Dr Lee feared if her body could handle the treatment. Despite this, she decided to not give up on Kelly and meet her once the lockdown was over.
'Dr Pimple Popper' airs on Thursdays at 10 pm ET on TLC.