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Travel Insurance Claims - True Stories Just some of the weird and wonderful things that happen to World Nomads travellers while on the road


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Intestinal Worms!

THAILAND | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [3420]

Intestinal worms are parasites that love the gastrointestinal tract. God only knows how I got them, maybe from unwashed food or dirty water, but I didn’t really care, I just wanted to get rid of them! I ended up in hospital in Chiang Mai, in northern ... Read more >

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Stomach flu

MEXICO | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2006 | Views [5621] | Comments [2]

After a day of extreme stomach pain, I called World Nomads for advice and they suggested I see a doctor. He examined me, did a urine and then sent me to do a blood test and an Xray. I returned with the results the next day and he said that I had a stomach ... Read more >

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Vaccination reaction

VIETNAM | Friday, 1 Dec 2006 | Views [3264]

My boyfriend received a vaccination for MMR in Phnom Phen, Cambodia but then had a reaction to the vaccination by the time we reached Vietnam. We went to the SOS clinic in Hanoi to have him examined and watched to make sure that his condition did not ... Read more >

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INDIA | Sunday, 20 Aug 2006 | Views [1748]

I had been sick for almost three weeks with a bad stomach, had been to see a doctor in Jaisalmer and was given a prescription for antibiotics. These were completely ineffective and I was very unwell when I reached Mumbai so we found the address for a ... Read more >

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A jump for joy (and tears)

ITALY | Tuesday, 18 Jul 2006 | Views [1441]

I was playing a softball game in Italy with some friends and we just scored. I got so excited, I jumped for joy in the dugout and suddenly (I'm 5'10") came into contact with the sharp ledge separating the roof of the dugout from the fence. I had ... Read more >

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itching + burning

VIETNAM | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [1986]

I woke up with itching, burning lips and the skin under my lip, going half-way down to my chin was red, flaky and itchy. The skin on the inside of my mouth approaching my gums also had sores on it. The doctor diagnosed this as a fungal infection probably ... Read more >

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My ear was swelling down past my neck

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Views [3710]

My ear began to hurt and started to swell rapidly due to an infection. The infection/swelling started to spread down my neck (in a space of 24 hours). I went to a pharmacy to see if there were any over the counter anti-biotics, but the pharmicists were ... Read more >

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More parasites?

SOUTH AFRICA | Sunday, 21 May 2006 | Views [2153] | Comments [1]

For several days I had been suffering nausea, dioarreah, loss of appetite, and frequent vomiting. I went to visit the doctor who speculated that I either had parasites or bacterial infection. Prescribed medicine to be purchased at the local pharmacy. ... Read more >

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Infected cut

THAILAND | Monday, 15 May 2006 | Views [4136] | Comments [1]

While swimming off Koh Chang I struck my foot on a sharp rock sustaining a deep cut and tendon injury. I was taken to the local clinic by taxi where the wound was stitched. I attended the local clinic as an outpatient on four subsequent days however the ... Read more >

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Blood clot in Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Friday, 5 May 2006 | Views [1690]

I had an irritation at the back of my brain while in sucre, in Bolivia. I lost my vision and was rushed to emergency MRI, Blood tests, xrays, cardio grams and a variety of other exams. I'm OK now but am not allowed to move from this city until further ... Read more >

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Pain in my right testicle

GERMANY | Monday, 20 Feb 2006 | Views [11623] | Comments [11]

I had a problem with my right testicle for about 3 weeks before I decided that I had to see a specialist. As I found out, the weight from carrying my backpack had caused strain in that region and so I was forced to recieve a complete check so that there ... Read more >

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Why I didn’t I ask for rubber gloves?

THAILAND | Saturday, 26 Nov 2005 | Views [12784] | Comments [6]

The American Breakfast at Bangkok General Hospital (BGH) consists of: 4 hot dogs (They call them sausages, Americans call them hot dogs) 3 of another type of sausage 4 slices of ham A roll, bread and butter And this is for someone ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, insurance, rubber gloves, true claim stories, world nomads

I could have lost my eye sight ...

GERMANY | Thursday, 3 Nov 2005 | Views [1647]

We were on a tour of a rock & gem factory when something flew into my eye. At first, I thought it may have just been dust or a stone, but when my eye didn't improve over the course of the day, I saw an eye specialist. After having it removed ... Read more >

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CANADA | Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 | Views [4080]

I was just about to have sexual intercourse with my girlfriend, she was on top and as I started to penetrate her my Frenulum split near the base. I needed a Frenulectomy to give my Frenulum enough slack to heal.  Anonymous, Canada. How World ... Read more >

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Taking worms out of my leg

MEXICO | Sunday, 17 Jul 2005 | Views [7433] | Comments [2]

The illness is the result of a fly, in Southern Mexico, laying eggs under the skin on my leg which later hatched into larvae. On arrival to Mexico City at about 11pm on July 17, I rang Doctor Tomas Loza and he came to my assistance at the Hotel Mallorca.... Read more >

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Beware Hanoi roads at dusk

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 18 May 2005 | Views [3816] | Comments [1]

I was crossing the road (on a pedestrian crossing) in Hanoi at dusk. I was hit by a motorcyle driver who did not have his lights on and did not see me. I fell backwards onto my elbow and shoulder and then hit my head on the ground. I took a taxi to ... Read more >

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Rabies scare

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Apr 2005 | Views [6368] | Comments [8]

While I was in Sarnath, India I was bitten by a puppy that later bit 13 other people and died four days later of rabies. I was bitten on my index finger and wrist. Unfortunately, I didn't find out that the puppy had rabies until I reached Kathmandu the ... Read more >

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Kissing the boulder

CANADA | Tuesday, 1 Mar 2005 | Views [3600]

While skiing at the Sunshine Village resort in Canada, I caught an edge lost control and skiied into a boulder. On impact with the rock I injured both my arms, chipped some teeth and lacerated and fractued part of my jaw. When the medics came to assist ... Read more >

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