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Kyi from Thailand raised $913 to fund gynecological surgery.

Kyi
100%
  • $913 raised, $0 to go
$913
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kyi's treatment was fully funded on October 29, 2018.
November 7, 2018

Kyi did not receive treatment as expected.

During her admission, she had a fever, and her doctor cancelled the surgery. She will be rescheduled for surgery, at which time she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

During her admission, she had a fever, and her doctor cancelled the surgery. She will be rescheduled for surgery, at which time she will be ...

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September 2, 2018

Kyi is a 20-year-old young woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Naung Khyo, Mae Sot Township, Tak Province. She and her husband are from Bago Division, Burma but moved to Thailand for better job opportunities two years after they were married.

Four months ago, Kyi has been experiencing troubling gynecological symptoms. She has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries.

Fortunately, Kyi is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on September 4. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Kyi says, “After I have surgery, I will rest for awhile and then return to work with my husband.”

Kyi is a 20-year-old young woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Naung Khyo, Mae Sot Township, Tak Province. She and her husban...

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Kyi's Timeline

  • September 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyi was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • September 04, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Kyi was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 07, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Kyi is no longer raising funds.

  • November 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyi's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Oophorectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $913 for Kyi'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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