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Success! Win Than from Burma raised $913 to fund gynecological surgery.

Win Than
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$913
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Fully funded
Win Than's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2017.

Photo of Win Than post-operation

March 13, 2017

Win Than underwent successful gynecological surgery.

Now that the surgery is over, Win Than says that she feels much better. There is some irritation and discomfort at the incision site, but no redness or pain. Win Than is already making plans for the future. She is excited to begin working again to help support her family. She is considering opening a dried food shop and raising pigs again.

Win Than says, “I feel light now. I feel like there is nothing there now, nothing pressing in on me.”

Now that the surgery is over, Win Than says that she feels much better. There is some irritation and discomfort at the incision site, but no...

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February 2, 2017

Win Than is a 32-year-old housewife who lives with her husband and three children in Burma. Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver and deliveryman and is the sole earner in the family. Her youngest child is in school, and her older children help her around the house. The family income is just enough for their daily expenses.

About three months ago, Win Than began to experience lower abdominal pain. An ultrasound confirmed that Win Than had an ovarian cyst on her left ovary. She will undergo an oophorectomy to remove the ovary on February 3. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to fund this procedure.

Win Than is a 32-year-old housewife who lives with her husband and three children in Burma. Her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver and deli...

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Win Than's Timeline

  • February 2, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 03, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Win Than received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital.

  • February 03, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Win Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Win Than's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Win Than's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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