Where is Ralph now? 'Dr Pimple Popper' gives patient who is a 'cyst factory' hope after 6 failed surgeries
UPLAND, CALIFORNIA: 'Dr Pimple Popper' is back with the new Episode 8. This week, Dr Sandra Lee examines patient Ralph, who has multiple painful cysts on his back. The TLC show is a popaholic's dream, and it appears that they'll be well fulfilled this week, since this episode's patient characterizes himself as a "cyst factory."
The patient, who is also diabetic, seeks assistance from 'Dr Pimple Popper' for the cysts on his back. He describes the pain as "dull, sharp" discomfort. Dr Lee has seen it all, from a grandad living trapped "like a hermit" in his house because he's too "embarrassed" by his plum-sized nose to a man who can't wear clothes due to the "itchy hell" of his "crocodile skin." So far this season on TLC's reality show, the dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon has healed a patient with a "third boob," someone with a ruptured cyst that smells like "death" and looks like "scrambled eggs," and a girl with body lumps dripping "butter." Here's everything you need to know about Ralph.
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Who is Ralph on 'Dr Pimple Popper'?
Ralph asserts that he has at least 4-5 big cysts on his back. He first noticed these growths around 50 years ago, which began itching before becoming a horrible mess. The pain becomes sharper and more agonizing as the cyst expands. Ralph can now feel "stuff coming down my back, staining my shirt." He considers the entire situation "embarrassing." This has been going on for a long time.
Ralph claimed to have had roughly a half-dozen surgery on his back, which was excruciating to say. The most painful doctor was a combat physician, and he was really competent at healing everything except the pain of lacerating the cysts and the like. He couldn't bear the agony of the experience.
This guy's body is a cyst factory 😱 #DrPimplePopper is new Wednesday at 9/8c! pic.twitter.com/CyLguhqCqP— TLC Network (@TLC) May 23, 2023
What happened to Ralph in 'Dr Pimple Popper'?
Ralph is generally helped by his wife, who helps to squeeze the cysts. Given the gravity of the issue, they chose to approach Dr Lee. Dr Lee cautioned Ralph and his wife that "squeezing them runs the risk of infection, but it also doesn't really resolve them because the sac still remains in its place." If you don't remove the sac completely, it will only fill up again.
Dr Lee also mentions that Ralhp's diabetes may have a detrimental effect on the operation because diabetes causes exceedingly sluggish wound healing and increases the danger of infection. Ralph's surgeon promised to be quick and completed the procedure in 20 minutes, leaving him in great discomfort. Dr Lee tells him that, while she is also quick, she does not work at the price of other people's agony.
Where is Ralph from 'Dr Pimple Popper' now?
Dr Lee is a hero for removing several cysts from Ralph's back, so he can relax. Ralph became yet another 'Dr Pimple Popper' patient who needed to pee in the middle of the operation, as history repeated itself. Dr Lee had a similar situation in a previous season when a male patient was being popped and needed to pee.
Ralph's previous surgeon was unable to provide him with the stress-free experience he desired, which caused him to develop a dread of needles. But, in the end, "Painless Lee" made certain that Ralph was as comfortable as possible and that the cysts in his back were removed.
Tune into TLC every Wednesday, at 9 pm ET to catch new episodes of 'Dr Pimple Popper' Season 9.