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Moo Htay from Burma raised $1,104 to fund gynecological surgery.

Moo Htay
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  • $1,104 raised, $0 to go
$1,104
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Moo Htay's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2018.
March 15, 2018

Moo Htay did not receive treatment as expected.

This is because she has a son who requires constant care. Unfortunately, she was not able to find a caregiver for her son while she would have received surgery, and she asked for the surgery date to be moved. At that time, she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

This is because she has a son who requires constant care. Unfortunately, she was not able to find a caregiver for her son while she would ha...

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March 8, 2018

Moo Htay is a 55-year-old farmer from Burma. She lives with her seven children in Karen State, Burma. Since her husband passed away, the rest of the family works on the farm. They rent land from their neighbor, and sometimes Moo Htay’s children work as day laborers to earn some income. In her free time, she enjoys planting vegetable beside her house.

Moo Htay has been diagnosed with a uterine prolapse. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Moo Htay’s symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future.

Fortunately, Moo Htay is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on March 15. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will be able to walk and work normally again.

Moo Htay said, “I will return to do farming after I recover from my condition. I plan to plant vegetables beside my house and look after my granddaughter.”

Moo Htay is a 55-year-old farmer from Burma. She lives with her seven children in Karen State, Burma. Since her husband passed away, the res...

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Moo Htay's Timeline

  • March 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Moo Htay was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • March 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moo Htay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Moo Htay 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.

  • March 15, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Moo Htay is no longer raising funds.

  • March 15, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Moo Htay's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Total Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,104 for Moo Htay's treatment
Hospital Fees
$419
Medical Staff
$458
Medication
$67
Supplies
$87
Labs
$22
Radiology
$8
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 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.