A doctor at The Bad Skin Clinic was challenged with popping a man's huge head cyst on TV, leading to graphic results.

The latest episode of the Quest Red series welcomed patient James, who had spent two decades of his life living with weeping lumps on his head.

One cyst in particular was causing James a lot of pain and anxiety, and so he paid a visit to the clinic to get it removed.

Speaking about the bump, he told viewers: "Emotionally, the impact is huge; the niggly bit in the back of my head, it's like they're looking at me and going, 'What's wrong with his head?'"

James visited the clinic to get his cyst removed

James revealed he first discovered the bumps when trying to relax on a flight.

The patient said: "About 20 years ago I noticed the first lump on the back of my head. I was sitting on a plane trying to get comfortable and all of a sudden I realise that there was a bump."

He added: "I didn't think much of it and then all of a sudden there's one on the front of my head, then one on the side of my head.

The painful lump was cut off

"Over the years they've just seem to have gotten bigger."

James said he had initially put surgery to get the bump removed on hold, until the moment he appeared on the show and decided it was time to take the plunge.

He had tried to get the cyst removed in the US and the UK, but was unsuccessful as many doctors refused to operate on it.

James finally got surgery on the bump

"Every time I've approached the GPs here or the GPs back in the US, they just kind of brush it off," James said.

Thankfully, Dermatological Surgeon Emma Craythorne took on the task at The Bad Skin Clinic.

Dr Emma said: "I can kind of maybe see why you're here," as James prepared to get it removed.

It was throbbing
Lots of pus seeped out of the lump

Starting work on the process, she squeezed the cyst and told him: "Gosh, it's totally straining against the skin, it is desperate to come out. So these all do look like and feel like pilar cysts, so I'm not worried about them from a nasty lump point of view at all."

After injecting the lumps with anaesthetic, Dr Emma started by cutting into the red lump on James' forehead.

Dr Emma sliced off a wedge of skin before finding a path to the cyst wall.

Dr Emma and her assistant got to work

She said to her assistant: "So we'll give it a squeeze now to see, but I think it might need both of us."

After having the surgery done, James was feeling much more confident in himself and he looks great.

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