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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby fredlk » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:50 am

fredlk wrote: .... the Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital Dermatology Department and asked to see the doctor. I think they are only used to doing penis- and breast-enlargements because all the doctor could show me were pictures on Google of Gangrene. I said I want a biopsy. She wasn't too pleased with my demand ....

I just got the result of the biopsy. It was exactly as she thought Pyoderma gangrenous. Now who is crazy, she, me or the team of doctors at the Queen Sirikit Navy Hospital?
All I know is I'm feeling increasingly better on the antibiotics and treatment at the Bangkok-Pattaya would either mean steroids or an immunosuppressant.
According to what I read, Pyoderma gangrenous is often associated with people who suffer from Chrohn's disease or Ulcerative Collitis. I have yet to get either.
I asked "Then why did I get a fever within 2 hours of seeing you?" No reply.

My conclusion is that if you have any dermatological problems, it is best to avoid the Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital and while saving you money it might even save your life.
(A friend of mine went there to have an unsightly mark removed and ended up scarred.)
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby fredlk » Fri May 04, 2012 7:54 am

It's two weeks today since the spots appeared and this morning I've taken the last of my heavy antibiotics. One of the two wounds that appeared is completely healed while the other, on my foot, is still largely raw and open. It looks healthy enough and there's almost zero gunk being excreted, but it's still open and delicate. It's contracted by about 2 centimetres already. I only get the dressing changed every 4 or 5 days now and it's all thanks to this:
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In the past gauze was always applied and I did the same myself, but the gauze ended up sticking to the wound and lengthening the healing process. This amazing stuff covers the wound and absorbs any liquid coming off it while allowing it to breathe and heal and close. Like I said, the one on my shoulder treated in this way with nothing other than cleaning with a saline solution every time it was opened, has healed completely in no time at all. I will be stocking up on this stuff to cover any wounds from now on. On the pack it says it's a "Soft Gel Adhesive".
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby fredlk » Fri May 04, 2012 1:31 pm

fredlk wrote:I only get the dressing changed every 4 or 5 days now

I forgot to add that even with the "foreigner-surcharge" applied, the cost is 105 Baht.
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby FaustinaFunke » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:44 am

I am just arrive in Bangkok yesterday. I want to know which hospital/clinic is good for medical check up? It's required for my job application. Any help/info is very much appreciated.
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:32 am

FaustinaFunke,
If I have anything seriously wrong I go to Bumrungrad Hospital in central Bangkok. All the doctors speak English there. Be warned, it can be expensive, but you don't need an appointment..... and they've managed to keep me alive for a while. It is the only hospital I would go to for specialist treatment.
Most of the other hospitals in Bangkok will also give you a medical certificate.
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby pattayapope » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:43 am

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital group have a special on medical check ups as part of the Kings Birthday celebrations, one of the only good value things this group offer at a resonable price.
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Re: hospitals and health issues

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:36 pm

FaustinaFunke wrote:I am just arrive in Bangkok yesterday. I want to know which hospital/clinic is good for medical check up? It's required for my job application. Any help/info is very much appreciated.

The one I use is the mission hospital http://www.mission-hospital.org. The checkup doctor I've seen speaks good English and with her notes remembered me from a single visit 4 years ago.

I added a vitimin e test to the checkup in July which added ฿2,500 bring my checkup cost to about ฿12,000.

A good point for me was that they start the wellness Centre at 7am so I was out of there by 8:30
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