‘What’s that smell?’ Dr Pimple Popper tackles a FIFTEEN-year-old cyst that looks like ‘a big rotten goose egg’ full of chunky yellow pus
- Janice and Cheri, from US, have upper body lumps they suspect to be lipomas
- Cheri has had the ‘goose egg’ sized growth on her shoulder for 15 years
- Dr Pimple Popper cuts it open to reveal stinking yellow puss and dead skin cells
Dr Pimple Popper comes face to face with a 15-year-old cyst that smells like a ‘big rotten goose egg’ in another stomach-turning episode of her hit TLC show.
Dr Sandra Lee is visited by sisters Janice and Cheri, both from the US, who have growths on their arm and shoulder, respectively.
Cheri, an avid Dr Lee fan, is left fascinated yet disgusted when the cyst is cut open to reveal chunky yellow pus, asking: ‘What’s the smelly stuff?’
Dr Lee explains that the potent stench is from the old skin cells which have been stuck under Cheri’s skin for more than a decade.
While sisters Cheri (left) and Janice (right) share a lot in common, one of the most obvious similarities is their matching lumps – which Dr Lee initially suspects to be lipomas
After slicing Cheri’s lump open, the dermatologist has no doubt that it’s a cyst – so prepares for the puss explosion by placing on a protective face mask and tying her hair back
In tonight’s show, Dr Lee explains that while many skin conditions are hereditary, it is easy to assume the sisters have same kind of bump – but even she didn’t know what scene she’d be greeted with until she opened them up
Anticipating the big reveal, Dr Lee adds: ‘Is it mushy, is it like brie or is it like cream mushroom soup? I can’t wait to find out. It’s like opening a present at Christmas.’
And Cheri is just as excited as she asks: ‘Is it totally squirting out or anything?’
She doesn’t have to wait long to find out as the lumpy yellow contents quickly floods out.
‘It smells like toe jam or something in your skin that’s been sitting there for a while,’ says Dr Pimple Popper.
While Cheri declares the whole process as ‘cool,’ squeamish Janice is unconvinced – at least to start.
Popaholic Cheri was sifting through various YouTube channels one day when she came across Dr Lee – and she’s been hooked on her videos ever since. She has lived with her cyst for a whopping fifteen years
While Cheri enjoys the process and is eager to hear if anything is oozing out of her large lump, sister Janice is grossed out – but comes to terms with it by the time the grim ordeal is over
‘Cheri does like watching all the blood and guts and I’m not so much,’ Janice says.
However by the end of the consultation Dr Lee is convinced that she’s converted another ‘popaholic’.
Dr Lee says: ‘I’m pretty sure she started off hating this stuff but then I feel her over my shoulder peering in and watching every step of my removing the rest of Cheri’s cyst. ‘I think I’ve created a popaholic. Welcome to the dark side.’
While Dr Sandra Lee initially believed the lump to be a lipoma, after slicing it open to reveal its contents, she soon realised she was dealing with a puss-filled, fifteen year old cyst
Describing the lumpy yellow texture inside the cyst, Dr Sandra Lee says ir ‘smells like toe jam or something in your skin that’s been sitting there for a while’
Before cutting open the cyst, the dermatologist wonders whether the contents (above), which is a build up of dead skin cells, will be mushy, like brie or like cream mushroom soup
Meanwhile, Cheri is only too delighted to have a first hand view when it comes to her sister’s extraction.
‘I feel like I’m watching the YouTube video,’ she enthuses. ‘It looks like yellow cottage cheese.’
Confirming it to be a lipoma, Dr Pimple Popper describes the fleshy contents as looking like a’ chicken cutlet’ before removing it.
Dr Pimple Popper airs at 9pm tonight on TLC
As Janice watches her sister get the contents removed from her cyst, Dr Pimple Popper jokes: ‘I think I’ve created a popaholic. Welcome to the dark side’
Dr Sandra Lee confirms that Janice’s lump is a lipoma and after removing it from her arm, describes it as looking like a ‘chicken cutlet’