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

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Moh's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Moh post-operation

July 17, 2018

Moh underwent gynecological surgery.

Moh feels a lot better after her surgery. She no longer experiences and pain, and she can sit and walk more comfortably. She plans to return home as soon as her stitches are out.

Moh said, “I am happy that I will be able to return home soon and see my family. I hope to get back to work and be a help for my family in the farm and in the garden like before. Thanks to all the donors and everyone else who helped in paying for my treatment.”

Moh feels a lot better after her surgery. She no longer experiences and pain, and she can sit and walk more comfortably. She plans to return...

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June 20, 2018

Moh is a 40-year-old mother of three children from Burma. She lives with her brother and her three children. Her husband passed away two years ago. They work on a small farm, where they grow and harvest betel nuts, leaves, and vegetables, which they sells to support the family. Moh’s three children are students. In her free time, she enjoys cleaning the house.

Since April 2018, Moh has been experiencing a lot of abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Moh’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

Fortunately, Moh is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 25. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Moh will be able to return home and help her brother work on the farm.

Moh says, “I cannot sleep well because I am always thinking about my condition. Sometime I have back pain and it is not comfortable to walk. I really want to be healthy again, so I can go back to work and save money to support my children.”

Moh is a 40-year-old mother of three children from Burma. She lives with her brother and her three children. Her husband passed away two yea...

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Moh's Timeline

  • June 20, 2018

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

  • June 20, 2018

    Moh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 2, 2018

    Moh 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.

  • July 17, 2018

    Moh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018

    Moh's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,416 for Moh's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,916 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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Arnold is a 40-year-old married man with three children; aged 15, 10, and 3. He is a truck driver and his wife helps take care of their family and home. Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, his work has decreased. Also, his driving license is currently expired which means that he cannot work as a truck driver until he's able to renew the license. Since last year, Arnold has had a chronic cough. He sought medical care and tested negative for Tuberculosis more than four times; he was frequently put on antibiotics. Late last year, he started noticing a protruding swelling on his neck along with his persistent cough. He again sought medical attention from a health center and was referred to the public hospital. At the hospital, they suspected that he had a goiter and was referred to Partners in Hope (PIH) for thyroid tests since the other facility had no reagents for these tests. At PiH, Arnold was diagnosed with goiter. Doctors recommend that he has his thyroid removed in a procedure called thyroidectomy. A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland; a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although goiters are usually painless, a large goiter can cause a cough, irritation and may also cause difficulty in swallowing and breathing. Arnold is afraid that his thyroid might grow bigger if he does not have it removed. It is expected that after surgery, the symptoms will heal and his neck will return to its normal size. Arnold appeals for financial assistance as he is not financially able to pay for the surgery. Arnold says, "My worry is that the goiter might grow bigger. I hope to get treatment before the condition worsens."

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