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

Aye
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  • $913 raised, $0 to go
$913
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Aye's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2018.

Photo of Aye post-operation

February 16, 2018

Aye underwent gynecological surgery.

Following the surgery, Aye feels a lot better. She doesn’t have back or lower abdominal pain anymore. She sleeps better and also her appetite has returned. Aye hopes she will make a full recovery soon so that she can return to work in the factory and continue to support her parents.

She says, “My family is very relieved and happy and we are very thankful for the treatment.”

Following the surgery, Aye feels a lot better. She doesn’t have back or lower abdominal pain anymore. She sleeps better and also her appetit...

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January 14, 2018

Aye is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, and they work together in the same electricity factory. With her salary, she supports her parents, who live in Burma.

For four months, Aye has been experiencing back pain and lower abdominal pain. She visited Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner’s care center, and had an ultrasound. 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, Aye is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on January 16. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Aye says, “I feel stressed because of my condition. I worry that I will not be able to work and get my full salary. If I don’t get my full salary, I cannot send money to my parents and they will not be able to survive.”

Aye is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, and they work together in the same electricity factory. With her salar...

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Aye's Timeline

  • January 14, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 16, 2018
    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.

  • January 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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