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

Win Win
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Win Win's treatment was fully funded on May 24, 2017.

Photo of Win Win post-operation

March 13, 2017

Win Win underwent successful gynecological surgery.

After surgery, Win Win is no longer in pain. She can now return home and work again. Both Win Win and her husband are happy and grateful.

Win Win says, “There is no word to express my gratitude. I really cannot stop saying thank you to all the donors who assisted me. I can smile because I became a healthy person again.”

After surgery, Win Win is no longer in pain. She can now return home and work again. Both Win Win and her husband are happy and grateful. ...

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January 26, 2017

Win Win is a 42-year-old woman who lives in Burma with her husband and son’s family. Two years ago, Win Win noticed pain in her lower abdomen. She has sought treatment on multiple occasions, but her symptoms have relapsed each time. After she received an ultrasound, doctors found a uterine myoma, or noncancerous mass, in her uterus.

Win Win will undergo a surgery on January 26 to remove her uterus and the mass.

“I really want to be healthy again,” expresses Win Win, “so I can go back to work and save money to pay back my debt.”

Her family operates a knife-repairing business but does not have the funds to cover the surgery. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, has requested $1,500. This will cover Win Win’s surgery and hospital stay.

Win Win is a 42-year-old woman who lives in Burma with her husband and son's family. Two years ago, Win Win noticed pain in her lower abdome...

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Win Win's Timeline

  • January 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Win Win was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Win Win 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.

  • February 1, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • March 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

  • May 24, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Win Win's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $3,416 for Win Win's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,916 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,216
Medical Staff
$493
Medication
$67
Supplies
$87
Labs
$22
Radiology
$8
Other
$523
  • 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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