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Khin Shwe from Thailand raised $1,500 to treat a uterine myoma.

Khin Shwe
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Khin Shwe's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2015.

Photo of Khin Shwe post-operation

July 8, 2015

Khin Shwe received surgery to treat a uterine myoma.

Khin Shwe’s total abdominal hysterectomy was successful, as doctors removed her uterus and cervix to ensure that the myoma would not resurface in the future.

Now that her surgery is complete, Khin Shwe is happy to work, eat and sleep without experiencing pain. Although she came down with a cough after treatment which caused pain in the area of her incision, she has been otherwise pain-free.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, reports, “Her stitches have already been removed as well and she is now healing well. She no longer experiences a swollen abdomen and is able to pass urine without any problems. She is now looking forward to returning to her work in the factory.”

“I want to say thank you to all the donors and staff for helping me find treatment,” Khin Shwe shares. “Now I can return to my family and work in the factory again. In the future I dream of having my own shop where I can sell Burmese noodles and curry. I plan to start selling home-cooked food to the factory workers to bring in some extra income.”

Khin Shwe's total abdominal hysterectomy was successful, as doctors removed her uterus and cervix to ensure that the myoma would not resurfa...

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June 11, 2015

Meet Khin, a 38-year old wife and mother of three children. While initially from Burma, Khin currently resides in Thailand where she sews sports clothing at a local factory to support her family. Recently, Khin has experienced increasing pain in her abdomen due to a uterine myoma.

Since last February, Khin has experienced discomfort due to her condition. According to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), “Her abdomen is swollen, and she also has sharp pain in her lower abdomen. Sometimes the pain is so bad she cannot even stand.” Her symptoms have ultimately brought Khin to stop working her job at the factory.

A uterine myoma is a benign tumor that develops within the uterus. Myomas can multiply and grow if left untreated, leading to increased pressure on the surrounding internal organs. In cases such as Khin’s, the tumors can grow large enough to inflict nerve damage, contributing towards back leg pain.

With $1500, Khin will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove her uterus and cervix. This treatment will ensure that the myoma cannot redevelop later on, allowing Khin to resume her everyday activities without pain.

After recovery, BBP informs us that Khin is already looking ahead to new opportunities. “Khin wants to have her own shop where she can sell Burmese noodles and curry,” BBP adds.

Meet Khin, a 38-year old wife and mother of three children. While initially from Burma, Khin currently resides in Thailand where she sews sp...

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Khin Shwe's Timeline

  • June 11, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khin Shwe was submitted by Amelia King at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • June 12, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin Shwe received treatment. 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.

  • June 21, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin Shwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin Shwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 08, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khin Shwe. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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