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  1. Always a Poppy

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    Thought I'd post my recent experience in case it's of use to any member in the future.

    Ten days ago I started to feel very lethargic. This worsened over the next few days and then I came out in a rash on my arms and legs.

    I decided to consult a doctor and went to the outpatient dept at SUMC. I was referred for several blood tests and was diagnosed with dengue fever. I've had three further full blood count tests until my platelets have started to rise. I also feel much better now.

    I found the process at SUMC swift, easy and reasonably priced. The OPD is easy to access at the front of the site and the laboratory is just upstairs. Results take three hours as standard.

    The cost of the tests were almost P4k first time, the dengue test being the most expensive at P2.4k. The three following tests were just P220 each.

    I saw two different OPD doctors and both were knowledgeable and easy to talk to. There were no charges for the consultations, which was a pleasant surprise.

    It may be that the place is reasonably quiet currently as locals are aware that there are Covid-19 patients on site, but there's no need to access the main building for outpatient treatment.

     
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    I was curious if you suffered any itching during the event?
     
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    I had Dengue in March, went to SUMC Had Blood test and my platelet level was low. There are 4 different types of Dengue the worse being number 4, I had number 3, which I had to stay in hospital for 2 days with a IV drip to get my platelet level up. If anyone gets type 4 Dengue or any type DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN.
    Type 4 dengue can cause internal bleeding and your liver could expand which mine did. It's okay to take paracetamol to ease the fever.
    Severe Dengue symptoms.
    • severe abdominal pain
    • persistent vomiting
    • rapid breathing
    • bleeding gums
    • fatigue
    • restlessness
    • blood in vomit
     
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    Not so much itching. The sensation I would describe in my limbs was a tingling, like being permanently hooked up to a 6 volt battery.
     
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    So you are getting ready for the next brownout?

    (Just joking as actually hope you are okay).
     
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    Any names you could provide to help others in future need please?
     
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    Thank you for your quality post.

    How much did two days in SUMC cost? Were you in a clean room?
     
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    Cost 20k but philhealth paid 50%. the room was immaculately clean and the doctor and nurses were very caring.
     
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