Mystery Diagnosis - Season 3

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  • Fatal Secret
    Fatal Secret
    Episode 1
    4/9/07
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  • Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
    Episode 1
    4/9/07
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    Jessica is a healthy teenager living with her parents in suburban New York. At the start of her freshman year in high school, she has bizarre episodes where she sleeps for 10 days straight. Doctor are baffled when her EEGs, EKGs, and MRIs appear normal.
  • Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping Beauty
    Episode 1
    4/9/07
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    Jessica Saccone has been a healthy, happy teenager until she becomes unusually tired and sleeps for 10 straight days. She is taken to many doctors to find out the cause, including therapists, but they find nothing wrong with her. Eventually, though, a TV episode leads Jessica's parents to a doctor who finds out that she has Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS). Edward Leigh has been a healthy, confident young man until he starts experiencing abdominal pain and diarrhea. He also becomes nauseous, but his doctor thinks he simply has irritable bowel syndrome. To make matters worse, Edward soon experiences hemorrhaging from his rectum and even passes out. After being dismissed so much, he finally learns that he has stage 3 of colon cancer.

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  • The Man Who Turned Orange
    4/16/07
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    Nicole Guerin is a young woman who has always had seasonal allergies, but suddenly, her episodes become extremely frequent. She has many sinus problems, nosebleeds, fevers, chills, night sweats, problems with her eye, a swollen right knee, facialpain,and chest pains with shortness of breath and wheezing. Doctors can't tell what's wrong with her, until one does an invasive lung biopsy on her. Nicole then learns that she has a rare autoimmune condition called Wegener's granulomatosis. Marathon runner Aran Gordon has been a healthy man approaching middle age, until he somehow becomes unusually tired. With this onset, his bones begin to crack, he gains an orange discoloration of his skin, his joints become extremely painful.,his heartpalpitates, and his liver becomes enlarged. Aran's symptoms are so bad thatthey hinder hisrunning, but fortunately, he eventually finds out that he has a genetic condition called hemochromatosis.

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  • Deadly Sore Throat
    Deadly Sore Throat
    Episode 3
    4/23/07
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    Nineteen-year-old Meredith Estes is excited to finally start college when suddenly, she gets a sore throat. At first, she doesn't worry too much since her friends also felt a little under the weather, but her sore throat persists. To make matters worse, Meredith also sleeps more than usual. She developsnight sweats, fevers, and swollen tonsils and vomits at some point. Meredith loses her memory, her head becomes swollen, and her vision and speech deteriorate. Doctors are unsure about Meredith's ailment, until she goes through a craniotomy. They finally figure out that Meredith has been suffering from Lemierre's Syndrome, a disease that has been forgotten, due to the heavy use of antibiotics. Doug Posluszny has been healthy, until he suddenly becomes dizzy, with flushing skin, chills, and a headache. At first, it seems that he's simply dehydrated, but Doug soon develops numbness and tingling; excruciating, persistent headaches; weight loss; memory loss; and chest pains with breathing difficulties. Doctors believeit's all in his head, butafter an old acquaintance refers him to a certain doctor, Doug finds out that he has had Lyme disease the whole time.

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  • The 13 Year Stomach Ache
    5/14/07
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    16 year old Jennifer Fagenson takes aspirin to help alleviate altitude sickness, but ends up being rushed to the hospital.. In 1998, Joyce Gonzales feels sharp, needlelike pain shooting up her left arm. Within weeks the pain mysteriously spreads.
  • The Man With Rocks in His Chest
  • The 13 Year Stomach Ache
    7/13/08
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    Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Fagenson comes down with altitude sickness and takes aspirin to help relieveit, but unfortunately, this lands her in the hospital. Thinking she may be allergic to the aspirin, she stops taking it, but she deals with excruciating stomaches, internal bleeding, indigestion, backaches, and diarrhea for the next13 years. It turns out that Jennifer actually has a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). Joyce Gonzales, a healthy mother of two, suddenly has pain in her hand and forearm that spreads to her other arm and weakness in her hands. She is initially diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, then chronic pain syndrome, but the pain is too much for her, and she also finds out she has brain lesions. After being dismissed so much, Joyce finds out that she has a hereditary form of cavernous angioma.

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  • The Bearded Lady
    The Bearded Lady
    Episode 5
    7/30/07
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  • The Boy Who Couldn't Breathe
    8/20/07
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    When young Collin Campbell develops breathing problems, it appears to be minor and treatable, but his symptoms keep coming, and treatments stop working. Fortunately though, his chest x-rays and CT scan help confirm that he has a birth defect called congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM). Laura McCann, an entrepreneur and single mother of two, suddenly develops diarrhea. At first, it appears to be from eating the wrong foods, but the diarrhea takes over her life, and she has some episodes of incontinence. Eventually though, Laura learns that she has Habba syndrome. Quettia Davis has been a busy, healthy college student, until she accidentally drops her crocheting and steps on her needle. After this incident, she becomes fatigued, numb, and weak, hindering her walking ability. A doctor diagnoses her with lupus and prescribes her treatments, but her symptoms soon return, and sheloses her vision in one eye. Her condition has been so bad that Quettia is forced to drop out of college. Thankfully though, Quettia finds out she has an autoimmune condition called multiple sclerosis (MS).

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  • Frenetic Genetics
    Frenetic Genetics
    Episode 7
    8/27/07
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    Ever since she was born, young Ashley Wolf has been dealing with diarrhea. She develops a voracious appetite, learning problems, and even cataracts. It turns out that Ashley has a genetic, metabolic condition called Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX). Young ER nurse Nissa Penland has been healthy and busy until she experiences night sweats, fever, and abdominal pain. Initially, she believes she may have a virus, but her lymph nodes soon become swollen, she becomes bloated and too nauseated to eat, her spleen becomes enlarged, and her hands swell up. Nissa fears she may have lymphoma, but actually she has been suffering from adult-onset Still's disease.

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  • The Baby Who Changed Colors
  • Season 3 Finale: Not a Normal Newborn
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