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Success! Nyunt from Burma raised $1,500 to fund gynecological surgery.

Nyunt
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nyunt's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Nyunt post-operation

January 29, 2018

Nyunt underwent gynecological surgery.

After surgery, she feels so much better. She can sit and walk without discomfort. She plans to return to her farm and help her children.

She says, “I’m old and I never dreamed that I would receive this surgery and recover. Now, I can walk and sit without discomfort.”

After surgery, she feels so much better. She can sit and walk without discomfort. She plans to return to her farm and help her children. ...

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December 14, 2017

Nyunt is a 67-years-old woman from Burma. She lives with her children and used to work as a subsistence farmer. She also raises some chickens and pigs. In her free time, she enjoys going to the temple and listening to the monks’ sermons.

Nyunt started to feel unwell in 2015, when she experienced pain in her lower abdomen. She stopped working because of her symptoms. She has been diagnosed with a uterine prolapse. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Nyunt’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

Fortunately, Nyunt is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on December 14. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After surgery, Nyunt will no longer experience abdominal pain.

She says, ““After I recover, I would like to look after my chickens and pig, and go to the temple to meditate.”

Nyunt is a 67-years-old woman from Burma. She lives with her children and used to work as a subsistence farmer. She also raises some chicken...

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Nyunt's Timeline

  • December 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nyunt was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyunt received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • December 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyunt's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 29, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyunt's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyunt's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $2,384 for Nyunt's treatment
Subsidies fund $884 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,331
Medical Staff
$354
Medication
$67
Supplies
$353
Labs
$55
Radiology
$8
Other
$216
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients may experience a sensation of heaviness in the pelvis, tissue protrusion from a sensitive area, urinary and bowel dysfunction, and lower back pain.

​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?

This treatment can completely change a patient’s life. After the surgery, the patient will see her condition and symptoms improve. Pain, fatigue, menstruation abnormalities, and urinary dysfunction will be alleviated.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Side effects can include fever, infection, heavy bleeding during or after surgery, injury to the urinary tract or nearby organs, blood clots, problems related to anesthesia, and death.

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?

There are not many alternatives, especially for women who are older. Doctors will suggest this treatment to reduce the chance of recurrence of masses/cysts/myoma. Some women opt to treat the symptoms with pain medicine or traditional medicine. Ultimately, however, mass removal or a hysterectomy are the only options to resolve the condition and improve the symptoms.

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