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Post by hatusu » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:01 am

Can anyone tell me if the LMC does a Health "MOT"? What does it include?



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Re: LMC

Post by BBLUX » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:00 pm

The removal of a large amount of money which will make you feel lighter but feeling any better??
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Re: LMC

Post by newcastle » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:10 pm

hatusu wrote:Can anyone tell me if the LMC does a Health "MOT"? What does it include?
Probably not much more than checking you have a pulse :lol:

I'm sure Egypt has decent, competent doctors. But I've yet to come across one.

Having a health MOT is a good idea....but unless you have faith in the examination, I'd question its value.

In my experience , Egyptian doctors seem somewhat reticent about actually examining a patient without an obvious wound. I well remember attending a consultation with a friend who'd been suffering from back and shoulder pains. After trying various doctors we ended up at one of the top private hospitals here to see a specialist on muscular matters.

She....for it was an elderly lady, distinguishable from the hospital cleaners only because of her white coat...proceeded to quiz my friend about his symptoms, life style, occupation etc. No physical examination whatsoever. On discovering he was 25 but unmarried she exclaimed "There you are!. It's obvious. You're stressed and need to get married. Then the pains will disappear".

My snort of derision on hearing this had me ejected from the meeting :lol:

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Re: LMC

Post by Major Thom » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:34 pm

We had a check up 4 months before we left and stated what we wanted, sugar tests, cholesterol, BMI, etc. But we specified what we wanted testing for. 300Le then. They were ok I suppose but compared to what facilities we have now they were not too good. However like I say if you specify what you want testing they will adhere to your request.

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Re: LMC

Post by Mad Dilys » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 am

I have had excellent medical care in Luxor and in Cairo in fact better than the UK in some respects. Speak as you find.
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Re: LMC

Post by Major Thom » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:44 pm

I always do MD, but the trouble is I get condemned for doing so, its always better in my mind to be straight to the point. Regarding the LMC I believe they are one of the best in Luxor, always clean always willing, the only thing is I watched quite a few times unscrubbed reception staff walking in to the operating thertre during procedures. but you have to explain what you want. It seems a bit excess to use Cairo for what H wants, and I am sure H will get what she wants and be satisfied, but like I say you have to explain whet you want in advance, and not walk in and say I want an MOT :lol: :lol:

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Re: LMC

Post by carrie » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Hatusu has been here long enough and is clever enough to know what to say to doctors here. As I understand it she was making a general inquiry.

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Re: LMC

Post by hatusu » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:54 pm

Thank you Carrie - couldn't have put it better myself.

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Re: LMC

Post by A-Four » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:02 am

The human body is not some sort of vehicle, that in general is the same as any other person, they are not a type of Ford Anglia, Astiin A40, or for that matter a Rover 2000.

For the human, there is a history of how that person came about. Up until around the early 1980's most people would only go to a GP in the U.K. when something was wrong with them. Today, things are very different people over 50 years old are carefully monitored in the U.K., and people are called in to give blood and other samples, to check the early stages of any of the many various problems that may or will effect their future passage though a hopefully long life. This is what is now will be the future success story of the NHS.

I am sorry to say there are few doctors in Egypt that even understand this new idea, in Luxor I never came across any GP that understood this idea, but I do promise that any one who has a problem, pains in the tummy etc, a GP there will have a remedy to put it right, but ask them to look for something you are not sure is there or not,......will be greeted with a blank expression.

During my time in Luxor there were three people who lived there, who still are members of this forum, as a result of their illness returned to the U.K. to discover deep seated illness that were only correctly treated when then were forced to return to the U.K.., had they remained in Egypt they would have been dead long ago.

Most Brits I ever came across in Egypt were never registered with a GP, and quite often in Luxor, many GP's there would refer a patient to a specialist for the slightest thing, simply because the GP in question had no real back ground history of the patient.

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Re: LMC

Post by crewmeal » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 am

Slowing down or even giving up 'Mother's Ruin' helps. Earlier in the year my liver count was 101 and found it was scarred! However I laid off the stuff and was 41 when last checked. I told my Dr I would celebrate with a glass of Prosecco !! Blood tests tell a hell of a lot these days.

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Re: LMC

Post by A-Four » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:00 pm

crewmeal wrote: Blood tests tell a hell of a lot these days.
Oh very true Crewmeal.

It's quite strange really, but the initial post here requested details as to a sort of ' MOT', and yes we are almost at the stage where if we were to take enough blood tests, for there would have to be many, and therefore my dear Crewmeal, you would need more than a ' cup of tea' once they had taken more than a pint, we would have a result.

These days we are almost at the era, where not only are we at the stage of what we will die of, BUT, also at, almost the time when we can say WHAT we will die of.

...........The question now is, do we really want a full 'MOT'.

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Re: LMC

Post by Major Thom » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:05 am

I have just finished my yearly MOT over 3 days, PSA Test, 5 files of blood for different tests, Ultra Sound Examination, X Rays and Urine Sample. Did not have to ask they just did it, get results in 5 days. Did think the last test was taking the Pee, :lol:

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Re: LMC

Post by newcastle » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:25 am

Major Thom wrote:I have just finished my yearly MOT over 3 days, PSA Test, 5 files of blood for different tests, Ultra Sound Examination, X Rays and Urine Sample. Did not have to ask they just did it, get results in 5 days. Did think the last test was taking the Pee, :lol:
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Re: LMC

Post by crewmeal » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 am

I'm not ashamed to say I had an HIV test recently. The way it was done was quick, safe and the result known immediately. They take a sample of blood from your finger then put it into a small circular half inch container. They add a solution to it and you see a blue spot. This shows the blood has settleed with the solution. They add a second solution that when poured shows a negative reading when no more spots show up on the sample. If there is a positive reading then more spots show up. Finally a third solution is poured in and that confirms the previous reading. It's as simple as that. It literally takes a minute for the result and I'm happy to say my mine was negative.

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Re: LMC

Post by carrie » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:33 am

Why need anyone be ashamed I saw Prince Harry having one a while ago.

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Re: LMC

Post by newcastle » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:05 pm

carrie wrote:Why need anyone be ashamed I saw Prince Harry having one a while ago.
I didn't realise he'd come all the way to Luxor for a test - although it's no surprise that all and sundry were allowed to witness him giving a sample. No privacy here! ;)

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Re: LMC

Post by A-Four » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:01 pm

Major Thom wrote: Ultra Sound Examination,
This Ultra Sound Examination, I would imagine is to check to check for an enlarged abdominal aortic aneurysm, better known in medical circles as AAA Screening. If this is the case, then this is another fine example of preventative illness and early death, up until recently not checked in the U.K.

I understand that people over 65 years old in the U.K. are now being offered this check free, but the results come in four stages, 1) Every thing fine. 2) A need to keep an eye on this, next check 12 months 3) a special need to keep an eye on this, a check every three months 4) we need to have a discussion as to a operation in the near future.

How many people, 65 years old are prepared for such an out come of such a consultation ?