'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8: Dr Lee helps Stuart get rid of cluster of 'repulsive' bumps from his back
What happens if your wife can't handle the cluster of bumps on your back? You just take it out! In a brand-new episode of 'Dr Pimple Popper,' a devoted husband gets his years-long skin ailment addressed by Dr Sandra Lee.
Stuart, 65, of Glenn Heights, Texas, has a cluster of bumps on his back. He estimates that there are 40-50 of them, which are large and spongy. Nothing happens when he squeezes or pulls on them; it simply seems like a balloon that he desires to snap off. He initially noticed the bumps in his early 30s, and they didn't bother him at first, but more and more started showing up.
These oddly satisfying growths pose an interesting problem for Dr. Lee, and she’s going back to the books for a solution. See more on #DrPimplePopper tonight at 9/8c on TLC. pic.twitter.com/eaOE7C6jH9— TLC Network (@TLC) August 3, 2022
Stuart's initial visit to a dermatologist resulted in them being cauterized and frozen, but he was never given a thorough diagnosis. The doctor, on the other hand, predicted that it would return. When they returned, they returned in greater numbers, discouraging him from seeking another doctor. As his illness worsened, he had a slew of other health issues. He's had two strokes, so he's fought his way through the bumps, trying not to let them dominate his life. Even while the bumps do not cause him any discomfort, they are itchy. He confesses to experimenting with homeopathic remedies, but nothing he tried worked. Donna, his wife of 40 years, is now concerned since the bumps appear to have grown in size and multiplied on top of it. Stuart ultimately chooses to meet Dr Sandra Lee since his wife finds the situation unpleasant and concerning.
Dr Lee asks Stuart whether he was born with the bumps, to which he responds that he first noticed them when he was 30. He also admits that he had the bumps cauterized in the 1980s, but they reappeared. Donna informs the doctor that they had these biopsies performed and that the findings were benign. Dr Lee discovered that the biopsy sites never grew back, but the bumps reappeared in a different location. When Dr Lee first notices the bumps, she assumes Stuart has Epidermal Nevus, but she is perplexed because the ailment is generally present at birth and shaving them doesn't help as they come back.
Dr Lee is fascinated by Stuart's growth since they emanate an oddly satisfying tactical sense. Dr Lee is perplexed by this growth since it appears to be Epidermal Nevus, yet it was not present in Stuart's case since birth. She informs him that she would send it to the lab to receive a more definitive diagnosis. After further research, Dr Lee associates the disorder with Nevus Lipomatosus Superficialis. It is a rare benign hamartomatous skin disease characterized by the presence of clumps of mature adipose tissue amid the dermal collagen bundles. She chooses to send the tissue in to be examined under a microscope to further confirm the diagnosis.
Dr Lee numbs Stuart's back before proceeding to cauterize the skin's surface, shave the bumps off, and be done with it. Dr Lee believes Stuart will heal nicely with little scarring on his back when she completes the treatment.
Three months after surgery, Stuart's life has been going well. Previously, the discomfort was severe at times, but it is no longer disgusting and strange-looking.
'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 8 airs on TLC every Wednesday at 9 pm.