From Pain to Joy for Women with Uterine Prolapse

(Last Updated On: September 28, 2022)
uterine prolapse ladies

The smiling faces in the picture tell us the story. These are the ladies who were operated for uterine prolapse at Asian Aid-supported Memorial Adventist Hospital in Nepal. They hired a van and drove from their village to see the our in-country partner team to say thank you and let them know that they were doing very well. There were 14 other post-operative ladies who arrived to visit the team, some of them came with their husbands. None of the ladies had any complications, all of them were doing well. They also met the other ladies and gave them their testimonies and told them how the uterine prolapse surgery had impacted them and changed their lives as they were free from the symptoms of uterine prolapse prolapse and able to work and carry out their daily chores without any difficulties now.

The women in Nepali villages are the main workforce of the house – doing the major portion of work like cooking, cleaning, working in the farm with ploughing and planting, fetching water from the water sources either well or a tap, attending to the cattle and bringing fodder for them as well taking care of the children. The women carry heavy loads on their back, including green grass for cattle, water in copper jars with over 15 litres capacity, as well the wet manure for the fields which is the heaviest among all the loads they carry.

All these factors composite and result in poor health status of the women in Nepal- physical as well as mental.

Hangsa Uterine prolapse
Hangsa Maya suffered for 12 years with symptoms of uterine prolapse. She did not get proper attention during and after her pregnancy which resulted in such a situation. She did not know where to go for help or if there was any solution for her suffering. She was seen in a health camp and referred for surgery. She is free from symptoms and doing well post-operatively.
Mithila uterine prolapse
Mithiladevi underwent surgery for uterine prolapse. She said she suffered for many years because her husband would not help in the work of the fields while she had to carry heavy loads, take care of the cattle and the family all by herself. She was very grateful to find help and get relief from her suffering.

One lady said in her amazement said, “I am amazed that in this age there are people like you who come to our doorsteps and give us relief from symptoms, free of cost.”

To help more such women lead a normal life, please support our Women’s Health Clinics program.

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Author: Pudens Isabel

One part writer, one part photographer & two parts traveller… Three years ago I decided something needed to change, so I quit my corporate job and started working for Asian Aid from my home in India. I travel to projects and schools we support in India and Nepal, bringing you their stories through words, photos and video. Since then I have been visiting Asian Aid projects with my camera and notebook in tow, to bring pictures and stories from the field to you.