Weʼre raising £800 to A 21 year female who needs to receive medical treatment In Pakistan.
- Manchester, UK
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My name is Mariam and I am a 4th year medical student. During my medical placement in Pakistan I came across a 21 year old female with a imperforate hymen. An imperforate hymen does not allow the monthly cycle blood to flow out of the vagina. It therefore accumulates within the uterus forming abnormalities like haematocolyps (collections of old blood). It is often diagnosed post puberty after a girl has not started her periods, but has all other signs of puberty.
This lady comes from a very poor and illiterate village. Her family have tried many traditional medications without success. She is married and wanting to conceive. Starting a family is impossible with this condition. She is often getting taunted by her in laws because of this condition.
She has had one surgical procedure that costed 40000 (£350) rupees at a government led hospital in Pakistan, this was 8 months ago.Due to some complication/ error during surgery her hymen has closed again. And she is experiencing the same symptoms against. When I visited her and told her I am a medical student she asked if I could read her medical reports and explain to her in laws the problem. A hymenectomy is considered a minor operation in England, due to her complication post surgery the second operation is considered major here.
I am intending to pay for her second operation as they will not be able to afford it again.I then instructed her to attend a private hospital for a second opinion (which I attended with her ). After getting an opinion from a private hospital the total cost for the operation, I was shocked to realise how expensive the procedure is going to be. We are looking at around £800 for the operation and medication and fee for hospital stays. I would be grateful if I can get some help from you for this cause.
It is normal for a woman to have monthly flow, ladies just imagine if you're period blood was staying inside for 8/9 years or so. As gruesome as it sounds, this is actually happening with this lady. She experiences monthly cramps, just like any lady would during her periods, painful sexual intercourse, recurrent vaginal infections and sores. The most painful thing to hear is she is unable to start a family because of this. Inshallah I hope we can help her overcome this difficult time.
🌹Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment. Whosoever alleviates [the lot of] a needy person, Allah will alleviate [his lot] in this world and the next. Whosoever shields a Muslim, Allah will shield him in this world and the next. Allah will aid a slave [of His] so long as the slave aids his brother. Whosoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Paradise. 🌹
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I am a 4th Year Medical student studying in Greater Manchester. I am currently on an Elective placement in pakistan. Please read my story for further information in regards to the fundraising.
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