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Success! Ayebare from Uganda raised $170 to fund surgery that will repair his cryptorchidism.

Ayebare
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  • $170 raised, $0 to go
$170
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ayebare's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Ayebare post-operation

September 17, 2020

Ayebare underwent surgery that will repair his cryptorchidism.

Ayebare underwent a successful Herniotomy and Orchidopexy treatment for an undescended left testis. His father shared that he already has had significant improvement after his son’s surgery and believes Ayebare will now be able play with others. He is happy and smiling now that he feels better. He no longer has pain and will now be able to urinate normally. We are grateful that he will live a better quality of life after recovery.

Ayebare’s father says, “We had good care at Rushoroza hospital. Our son will go back to school more comfortably when they re-open from COVID. Thanks to WATSI for their generous financial support. We have a memorable story to tell others back in our village.”

Ayebare underwent a successful Herniotomy and Orchidopexy treatment for an undescended left testis. His father shared that he already has ha...

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August 4, 2020

Ayebare is a pupil from Uganda. He is the oldest child in his family and his mother and father are small-scale farmers. They own a three-room permanent house for shelter. Their second-born is 3-years-old and their youngest is one-year-old and hasn’t yet started school. Ayebare enjoys playing with his friends but has been unable to do so because of his current condition.

Since birth, Ayebare has experienced difficulty while urinating and has been diagnosed with undescended left testis, that is his left testis is missing in the scrotal sac.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $170 to fund Ayebare’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.

Ayebare’s father shared, “He is very active in his class and he will be able to proceed with education without difficulty. He will also be able to play with his friends like he used to before.”

Ayebare is a pupil from Uganda. He is the oldest child in his family and his mother and father are small-scale farmers. They own a three-roo...

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Ayebare's Timeline

  • August 4, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ayebare was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • August 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ayebare's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ayebare received treatment at Rushoroza 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.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ayebare's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ayebare's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Hernia / Hydrocele Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $170 for Ayebare's treatment
Hospital Fees
$87
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$17
Supplies
$33
Labs
$25
Other
$8
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine protrudes through the lower abdominal wall, usually for one of two reasons. The first is a congenital abnormality in which the tissues did not close. The second is excessive stress in an adult, often due to heavy physical labor or pregnancy. Patients experience a bulge or lump in the affected area. The hernia may cause the patient to feel pain, discomfort, weakness, pressure, and sensations of heaviness or aching. These symptoms are often exacerbated when the patient coughs, bends over, or lifts heavy objects. In some cases, hernias have no symptoms and are only detected during routine medical exams.

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

Patients with uncomplicated hernias may experience only annoyance or discomfort. As the hernia opening expands, the discomfort will increase. Small openings are more likely to trap the intestine, potentially leading to intestinal damage or death.

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

Hernias are common in Africa. People often do very hard physical labor and lift heavy objects. Women tend to have more children than those in developed countries. It is possible that some hernias have infectious or genetic causes.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgery lasts for three to eight hours, depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the hernia. The patient will stay in the hospital anywhere from two days to eight weeks, again depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the hernia. The patient is continually monitored.

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

Treatment is curative. The chance of intestinal strangulation or bowel obstruction reduces significantly.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Hernia repair is not a high-risk procedure, and it comes with few side effects.

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

Many patients will ignore a hernia until it becomes uncomfortable and seek care at that time. Some people will wear supportive bands or clothing around their waist to prevent the intestine from protruding.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

If the hernia is not “stuck,” patients tend to ignore it and adapt to living with it. However, this could lead to future complications.

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