Mystery Diagnosis - Season 6

Monday 10:00 PM on Discovery Health Premiered Oct 11, 2005 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • The Girl Who Felt to Pieces
  • The Baby Who Couldn't Stop Eating
    Baby Michael has had unusually long fingers that can bend backwards, a dislocated hip, an indentation in his chest, unsteady and disproportionate limbs, and a tall stature from a potentially fatal condition called Marfan Syndrome. Baby Collin develops multiple ear and respiratory infections, becomes excessively thirsty and lethargic, hypoglycemia, and delayed speech from his hypoglycemia, due to a rare disorder called congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI).moreless
  • The Black and Blue Baby
    A two-year-old girl named Hannah Hannum appears to have Down Syndrome. She has strange bruises on her body, gets tired easily, and develops infections that go away with antibiotics but return after she finishes them due to a blood cancer called Myelodysplastic Syndrome. A young woman named Carly Ekyhout has been suffering from nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea from intussusception.moreless
  • The Boy Who Bit Himself
    A seven-month-old baby named Tristan Durtschi hasn't been able to sit up and hold his head up, begins biting his lip and tongue, banging his head, and hitting his face from having a rare disorder called Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome. Twenty-six-year-old Janelle King has been dealing with fatigue, tingling that spreads from her toes to the rest of her lower body, back pain, and eventually paralysis of her entire body that restricts her lungs due to a rare inflammatory disorder called Devic's Disease.moreless
  • The Boy Who Stopped Walking

    Young Zach has been healthy and quick-learning, until he becomes a year old, when his right eye appears turned in. Initially, it appears that he simply has a lazy eye and needs glasses, but these corrective lenses don't help. His walking and talking abilities begin to deteriorate and he develops issues with his immune system, yet doctors fail to find out the cause, until one learns that he has unusually high levels of iron in his brain. It turns out that Zach has been suffering from an extremely rare condition called infantilel neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD). Cheryl Marshall was always a happy girl, until she was about to start middle school. She began to sweat more than normal and developed an unpleasant odor. At first, it seemed to be from her hygiene, but showering and deodorants didn't help. Not even surgical removal of her sweat glands have managed to curbCheryl's odor. Her situation feels hopeless, until eventually, she takes part in a special test and learns that she has trimethylaminuria (TMAU).

  • The Boy Who Kept Swelling
    Since she was in her early twenties, Malinda Sargestano, an active mother of two, has been suffering from a mysterious illness. She gets headaches, heart palpitations, constant sweating, sudden outbursts of anger, weight loss, and a bizarre growth in her abdomen. Eventually, Malinda almost commits suicide and sees a doctor who finds out that she has a rare tumor called a pheochromocytoma. When Craig Leppert is eighteen months old, he begins to suffer from a set of baffling symptoms. He has unexplainable pain and skin irritation in sunlight, develops swollen hands and arms, and his hands become purplish. A doctor later finds out that Craig has a rare disorder called erthropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), which makes him extremely sensitive to sunlight.moreless
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Move

    Carol and Fred Kurpiel adopt two seemingly healthy children, when suddenly, they notice something strange with one of them. For some reason, young Ashley's big toes are in an unusual position with a bump on each of them, and she has a lump on her shoulder, which spreads to her arm. That arm soon gets amputated, and things seem to return to normal, until her parents discover a lump on Ashley's left shoulder. It seems that Ashley has fibromatosis, when actually she has had fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). When twenty-year-old Jake Geiger starts college, he suddenly feels intense pain in his back and discovers infectedcysts on his rear. His problem appears minor at first, but along with the cysts, hedeals withheadaches, fatigue, orange-colored urine, and jaundice. It turns out that Jake's symptoms, except the cysts, are caused by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP).

  • The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Rocking
    After a family vacation, Rosanne Jensen has been suffering from bouts of dizziness, which turn out to be from disembarkment syndrome. Ever since she got her first period at the age of 11, Janet Long has been suffering from excruciating abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting during her period. Then, after giving birth to three daughters, Janet also develops painful swelling in her hands. After getting no answers from many doctors, Janet finds out that she has hereditary angioedema (HAE).moreless
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Wake Up
    Ever since she went through a car accident when she sixteen, Jennifer Julian has been going through a set of unusual symptoms. She faints several times, stops having body hair, has slurred speech, and feels so tired that she sleeps for many hours. Her parents think she may be depressed or mentally ill, but it turns out Jennifer has been suffering from hypopituitarism. Cara Lower has been a happy, healthy girl, when suddenly, she develops agonizing headaches at the age of eleven. Her condition appears to be minor at first, but soon, her pain spreads to her shoulders, back, and near her kidneys. Cara also becomes dizzy and loses her eyesight. Doctors believe she is simply faking, but it turns out that Cara actually has pseudotumor cerebri.moreless
  • The Baby Who Wouldn't Stop Crying

    Ever since young Averi Williams has been born, her parents have become worried about her. Averi cries constantly for no apparent reason, has unusually bluish sclera, has an enlarged forehead with protruding veins, fails to gain weight, and has breathing problems. These symptoms turn out to be caused by malignant infantile osteopetrosis.

    Since she was fifteen years old, Lynn Sanders has been experiencing chronic pain in her hands and wrists. The pain spreads to her joints, and it turns out that Lynn has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

  • The Woman with the Giant Lump
    Female bodybuilder Daisy Hill develops a small lump that gradually swells on her neck, shooting pain on one side of her jaw, paralysis of one side of her face, and unusual sweating from her head from a tumor caused by a rare form of an uncommon disorder called paraganglioma. Ever since he was first introduced to solid food, young Tyler Berchielli has been dealing with bowel movemetns that come only once a month, abodominal pain, a swollen belly, and vomiting from a mild form of Hirschsprung's Disease.moreless