Mystery Diagnosis

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.3  (269)

Mystery Diagnosis is a Discovery Health channel television series. This is a documentary-style drama show. Each episode is approximately one hour and contains material that may be disturbing for some viewers. This includes medical procedures and diagnosis, along with patient symptoms. Each episode usually includes two separate diagnosis stories. The stories are told by members of the family and patients, as well as the doctors who helped to diagnosis the patient's illness. In all cases a person has a set of symptoms which can usually be attributed to a number of common ailments. After seeking help from their primary care physician, the symptoms either only lessen a little, or the treatment does nothing at all. You then follow the patient as they go to different medical specialists and hospitals trying to find the answer to what is making them sick. In some cases this process can last for only a few weeks, and in others it takes years to find the answer. At the end of each story, the physician working on the case discovers the answer to the mystery diagnosis. In most cases it is a rare disease or disorder that few doctors have encountered, which is why it takes so long to come up with an answer. You then learn what treatment if any is used to help the patient get well or live a normal life. Along with the interviews from the patient, you also have interviews with the family and friends. Each story has a group of actors portraying the dramatic events that lead up to the diagnosis. In some cases they have actual footage from the case to show. Some diagnosis in the series include Polisystic Ovarian Syndrome and other more obscure auto-immune disorders. All age ranges of patients from infant to senior are showcased.

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Seasons
The Boy with the 150-pound Leg
20. The Boy with the 150-pound Leg
October 4, 2010
By the time Adrian is in high school his leg weighs 150 pounds. Kathy is struggling with a blistering rash ad excessive weight loss.
The Woman With Unusual DNA
19. The Woman With Unusual DNA
September 20, 2010
When Jeanne fails to hit puberty, doctors believe she is a late bloomer until further testing reveals something terribly wrong.
The Toddler That Stopped Walking
18. The Toddler That Stopped Walking
September 6, 2010
A fearful mother rushes her daughter to the hospital when she suddenly loses her ability to walk and stand.
The Toddler That Went Through Puberty
17. The Toddler That Went Through Puberty
August 30, 2010
A three-year-old girl starts experiencing vaginal bleeding and her parents and doctors search for answers. A college freshman is unable to hold down food due to extreme cramping and gets down to 72 pounds.
The Man Covered in Boils
16. The Man Covered in Boils
August 23, 2010
Lonnie's dreams of playing in the NFL are shattered when boils start appearing on his head. Meanwhile, Theresa experiences bizarre vision changes during her pregnancy.
The Girl With No Bowel
15. The Girl With No Bowel
August 16, 2010
Karen has survived albinism and blindness, but now she may suffer from a fatal disease. Meanwhile, Pam discovers bumps all over her body but the cause is unknown.
The Baby Who Bruised Easily
14. The Baby Who Bruised Easily
August 9, 2010
A baby has odd bruises and spots all over his body and one day gets a scratch that causes excessive bleeding.
The Man With Hundreds of Lumps
13. The Man With Hundreds of Lumps
June 21, 2010
Summary not available
The Boy Who Only Hopped
12. The Boy Who Only Hopped
June 14, 2010
After moving to a new home, a boy shows signs of bizarre behavior, including hopping instead of walking.
The Woman Whose Flesh was Eaten Alive
11. The Woman Whose Flesh was Eaten Alive
June 7, 2010
Summary not available
The Baby Who Smelled Like Pancakes
10. The Baby Who Smelled Like Pancakes
April 12, 2010
An elderly woman cannot walk straight; a baby cries incessantly.
The Girl Who was Covered in Bumps
9. The Girl Who was Covered in Bumps
April 5, 2010
Holly has horrific pain during her menstrual cycle while Tina is struggling to keep up in school and disfiguring growths start to form all over her body.
The Girl Whose Skin Came Off
8. The Girl Whose Skin Came Off
March 29, 2010
Kati is a college freshman who has a puss filled blister all over her body.
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Eating
7. The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Eating
March 22, 2010
Summary not available
The Man Who Tripled in Size
6. The Man Who Tripled in Size
March 15, 2010
Summary not available
The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Burping
5. The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Burping
December 14, 2009
Summary not available
The Boy with the Strange Stare
4. The Boy with the Strange Stare
December 7, 2009
Summary not available
Season 8, Episode 3
3. Season 8, Episode 3
November 30, 2009
Summary not available
The Girl With Half a Face
2. The Girl With Half a Face
November 23, 2009
Summary not available
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Mystery Diagnosis is a Discovery Health channel television series. This is a documentary-style drama show. Each episode is approximately one hour and contains material that may be disturbing for some viewers. This includes medical procedures and diagnosis, along with patient symptoms.

Each episode usually includes two separate diagnosis stories. The stories are told by members of the family and patients, as well as the doctors who helped to diagnosis the patient's illness. In all cases a person has a set of symptoms which can usually be attributed to a number of common ailments. After seeking help from their primary care physician, the symptoms either only lessen a little, or the treatment does nothing at all.

You then follow the patient as they go to different medical specialists and hospitals trying to find the answer to what is making them sick. In some cases this process can last for only a few weeks, and in others it takes years to find the answer. At the end of each story, the physician working on the case discovers the answer to the mystery diagnosis. In most cases it is a rare disease or disorder that few doctors have encountered, which is why it takes so long to come up with an answer. You then learn what treatment if any is used to help the patient get well or live a normal life.

Along with the interviews from the patient, you also have interviews with the family and friends. Each story has a group of actors portraying the dramatic events that lead up to the diagnosis. In some cases they have actual footage from the case to show. Some diagnosis in the series include Polisystic Ovarian Syndrome and other more obscure auto-immune disorders. All age ranges of patients from infant to senior are showcased.

  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (269)