Spire Cheshire Consultant appears on Embarrassing bodies

September 2011

Dr Jennifer Yell, Consultant Dermatologist at Spire Cheshire Hospital, recently appeared on Channel 4’s flagship health programme, Embarrassing Bodies.

As its name suggests, Embarrassing Bodies is a programme centred on helping patients with health issues that they find embarrassing or that they have found no help with treating previously

Dr Yell saw a lady called Brenda Allen who had been to the Embarrassing Bodies clinic with an unusual problem that had left her with a vulva that has sealed over, something that is called a labial fusion. Normally treated with oestrogen cream, Brenda’s problem was more advanced, and so Dr Pixie sent her to see Dr Jennifer Yell, Consultant Dermatologist at Spire Cheshire Hospital who diagnosed fusion of the labia. She diagnosed erosive lichen planus, which is narrowing the vagina together and recommended a cream to get the infection under control, whilst longer term surgery is considered.

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