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Success! Daw Thet from Thailand raised $913 to fund gynecological surgery.

Daw Thet
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  • $913 raised, $0 to go
$913
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Daw Thet's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Daw Thet post-operation

June 28, 2018

Daw Thet underwent gynecological surgery.

Since surgery, Daw Thet has not had abdominal pain, and she feels a lot better overall. She explained that she is now free from the worry she used to feel about her condition and will return home.

Daw Thet said, “I am deeply happy and thankful to the donors and everyone who helped me get my treatment. I couldn’t afford to pay for my surgery without donors. I pray that all those who helped me will be healthy and happy. May the work of the donors be more successful and continue to help more people in the future.”

Since surgery, Daw Thet has not had abdominal pain, and she feels a lot better overall. She explained that she is now free from the worry sh...

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June 10, 2018

Daw Thet is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand. She used to work as a rubbish collector, but she no longer works.

For four months, Daw Thet has been experiencing pain in her lower left abdomen. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries.

Fortunately, Daw Thet is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on June 11. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Daw Thet Oo says, “I want to recover and spend time with my family. I still want to do housework and help my family with cooking, cleaning and washing.”

Daw Thet is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand. She used to work as a rubbish collector, but she no longer works. For four months, Daw Th...

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Daw Thet's Timeline

  • June 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daw Thet was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • June 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daw Thet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daw Thet 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.

  • June 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daw Thet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daw Thet's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Oophorectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $913 for Daw Thet's treatment
Hospital Fees
$301
Medical Staff
$347
Medication
$67
Supplies
$124
Labs
$22
Radiology
$9
Other
$43
  • 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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