Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Re: Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Thanks so much for the recommendation Joelle!
I have had two appts with Dr. Chaisit and am pleased with the kindness and professionalism.

People may wish to know that the clinic has moved to Hua Hin Soi 35. The clinic is just after the intersection of Soi 35 and Petchkasem and in the only commercial block amid the school environs. Its on Google maps.
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Re: Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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LolaBeltran wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:16 am Thanks so much for the recommendation Joelle!
I have had two appts with Dr. Chaisit and am pleased with the kindness and professionalism.

People may wish to know that the clinic has moved to Hua Hin Soi 35. The clinic is just after the intersection of Soi 35 and Petchkasem and in the only commercial block amid the school environs. Its on Google maps.
So pleased for you, hope she found a solution to your problem. :cheers:
I also went to see her last week and would highly recommend her.
Very knowledgeable, efficient, kind and speaks English.
I also wish to point out that she doesn't rip of foreign people unlike others who want to know first of all if you have an insurance!!
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LolaBeltran wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 6:37 pm He did a lot of "freezing" but the acetic keratosis just came back again in a few weeks.( I was more successful in removing the worst spots myself with the Aldara treatment.)
Do you know if Aldara cream is available in Thailand? Thanks
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Re: Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Aldara cream was available last year when I used it. OTC but very expensive.

Speaking of expense . . .my bills from Dr Chaisit are a pleasant shock. Just a drop in the bucket compared to BNH in Bangkok!
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Re: Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Report re.Dr Chaisit clinic Soi 35.

The other day my wife was seen by Dr Chaisit at her clinic on Soi 35 to have 2 mole like lesions and one dark coloured skin patch examined and identified. The moles were diagnosed as Sebborrhoiec Keratoses and not cancerous, and the dark patch was what is called an age related /sun damage liver spot. The doctor offered to remove the facial liver spot and one of the SKs that was also on the face by laser. It was done there and then and the total cost was 1560 baht.

The doctor was friendly and gentle, but did not wear gloves and the white coat she wore was in dire need of a wash. Her rather untidy appearance was disconcerting. My wife was given some antiseptic cream and a 15 day supply of capsules called Transic to take. The tablets were not imprinted with any makers name or mark of any kind indicating the dose or the drug. I found this to be most unusual, every certified drug capsule will have an identification mark on it enabling it to be identified. My wife is Thai and thoroughly questioned the need for these tablets and was told they were to reduce any pigmentation occuring during the healing of the laser scars.

We could not find Transic anywhere on Google, but a medication called Tranexamic acid came up, usually given by injection to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. It thickens the blood. Some sites discuss its use in creams in reducing skin pigmentation in the cosmetic industry, especially in Japan and S.Korea.

My wife has decided not to take these tablets due to the uncertainty of the compound and the possible side effects. ( Stroke, Thrombosis, Cardiac Arrest, Diarrhoea, Anaphylaxis)) As a medical man myself, the prescribing of 15 days of systemic drugs that are known to thicken the blood just to reduce the slight possibility of pigmentation in the healing of 2 tiny laser induced scars is unecessary overkill.

Dr. Chaisit also hold a skin clinic in Hua Hin Hospital.
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I would call everything about this "disconcerting".
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