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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
to go
Fully funded
Aye's treatment was fully funded on December 8, 2018.

Photo of Aye post-operation

November 14, 2018

Aye underwent gynecological surgery.

Aye is very happy because of her successful surgery. She feels a lot better compared to before.

Her husband says, “We are very thankful for the free treatment that Aye has received.”

Aye is very happy because of her successful surgery. She feels a lot better compared to before. Her husband says, "We are very thankful f...

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October 18, 2018

Aye is a 25-year-old young woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Mae Sot, Tak Province. She works as a laundry worker. In her spare time, Aye likes to cook and clean the house.

For two years, Aye has been experiencing abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian mass or 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 October 19. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care.

Aye said, “When I feel better I will find a good paying job and save money so I can open a small shop in Burma.”

Aye is a 25-year-old young woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband in Mae Sot, Tak Province. She works as a laundry worker. In her s...

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Aye's Timeline

  • October 18, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 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.

  • October 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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