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Success! Aye from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a vaginal hysterectomy.

Aye
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Aye's treatment was fully funded on February 26, 2018.

Photo of Aye post-operation

October 3, 2017

Aye underwent a vaginal hysterectomy.

Now, Aye feels much better after receiving the surgery. She doesn’t feel uncomfortable anymore when sitting or standing and she also does not have to worry about her condition anymore. She is very happy to finally work again and support her family.

She says, “I wanted to set up a grocery shop for along time. Now, I finally received the surgery and it was successful. So, my plan is to set up a grocery shop and make profit out of it. Then, I will support my elderly father and my son. My son is now still a student and need my help. I think I can financially help him again.”

Now, Aye feels much better after receiving the surgery. She doesn't feel uncomfortable anymore when sitting or standing and she also does no...

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June 6, 2017

Meet Aye, a 40-year-old Burmese woman. After the birth of her son, Aye began experiencing symptoms related to a prolapsed uterus. These symptoms have lasted for over five years.

Aye currently lives with her father and son, and the three of them rely on financial support from her two older sisters. Aye first visited a hospital that recommended that she undergo surgery. However, the family was unable to provide money for the surgery.

She then attended a clinic, where she was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Mae Sot General Hospital, to undergo further examination. It was confirmed that Aye had a prolapsed uterus, and she was recommended to undergo surgery to remove her uterus and to end her discomfort.

In order to fund Aye’s vaginal hysterectomy, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500. This will support the cost of the procedure, the hospital stay, and other related exams and medications.

Aye’s surgery is scheduled for June 7 at Mae Sot General Hospital.

Meet Aye, a 40-year-old Burmese woman. After the birth of her son, Aye began experiencing symptoms related to a prolapsed uterus. These symp...

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Aye's Timeline

  • June 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye 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.

  • August 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 26, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $2,384 for Aye's treatment
Subsidies fund $884 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,331
Medical Staff
$354
Medication
$67
Supplies
$353
Labs
$55
Radiology
$8
Other
$216
  • 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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