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Tha Zin is a teenager from Burma who needs $960 to fund gynecological surgery.

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April 13, 2018

Tha Zin is 13-year-old student from Burma. She attends a local school in her home village and is currently in grade seven. In her free time, Tha Zin enjoys drawing.

Since 2017, Tha Zin has been experiencing regular episodes of lower abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with fibroids, which are benign growths in the uterus. She needs to undergo a myomectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove the fibroids.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is requesting $960 to fund Tha Zin’s surgery. She is scheduled to undergo her myomectomy on April 18 at BCMF’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital.

“When I grow up, I want to become an engineer,” says Tha Zin.

Tha Zin is 13-year-old student from Burma. She attends a local school in her home village and is currently in grade seven. In her free time,...

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Tha Zin's Timeline

  • April 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha Zin was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 01, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha Zin received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • May 14, 2018
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tha Zin's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tha Zin is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Myomectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $960 for Tha Zin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$427
Medical Staff
$325
Medication
$0
Supplies
$111
Labs
$22
Radiology
$8
Other
$67
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, urinary and bowel dysfunction, backache, or leg pains.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients may experience intermittent pain in the abdomen and spotting. If the pain becomes debilitating and chronic, patients may be unable to participate in daily life. It may be difficult for women to care for their families, complete household tasks, and work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Because of the sensitive nature of gynecological conditions, patients may delay seeking care. Many patients do not have the means to travel or pay for surgery or are not able to take time away from their family and work to seek treatment.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes blood testing and an ultrasound scan to confirm the diagnosis. If the patient does not have any other medical conditions, surgery can be performed quickly. If the patient has another health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, its symptoms must be managed before surgery. A patient usually spends about 4-5 days in the hospital.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After the surgery, the patient will no longer experience pain and will be able to resume normal daily activities. Pain, fatigue, menstruation abnormalities, and urinary dysfunction will be alleviated.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include excessive blood loss, formation of scar tissue, pregnancy or childbirth complications, or the spread of a cancerous tumor.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Although this type of treatment is available in most of Burma, patients cannot access care because of the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternative is a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). If the mass or cyst is very big, doctors will recommend a TAH. Although patients who have undergone a TAH cannot get pregnant, this procedure can save the life of the patient.

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