Majidah Bukhari, a University of Sharjah professor, has gone viral after a video of her performing a self-endoscopy went viral.
Professor Bukhari originally shared the video on LinkedIn on International Women’s Day to explain how an endoscopy is used to examine the digestive tract for abnormalities such as ulcers, tumors, or inflammation.
“Endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the digestive tract for abnormalities like ulcers, tumors, or inflammation,” Professor Majidah Bukhari said. “It is a routine procedure gastroenterologists perform to help diagnose and treat various digestive disorders. However, many people may feel anxious or apprehensive about undergoing an endoscopy.”
Professor Majidah Bukhari also discussed how she makes her patients feel at ease while informing them about any procedures they will need to undergo. This is one of the reasons she had an endoscopy on herself in order to encourage her patients to take charge of their health.
“As a healthcare provider, I understand that I must help my patients feel comfortable and informed about any procedure they undergo,” Professor Majidah Bukhari says. “My experience can alleviate my patients’ fears or concerns and encourage them to prioritize their health. As a woman, I am proud to share that I recently performed an upper endoscopy on myself. Sharing my experience will help to demystify the endoscopy procedure and encourage more people to take charge of their health.”
Professor Majidah Bukhari adds: “I want to use this opportunity on International Women’s Day to encourage everyone to prioritize their health and control their medical care.”
“On this Women’s Day, let us celebrate our strength, resilience, and determination to break down barriers and achieve our goals,” Professor Majidah Bukhari said. “However, let us also recognize the importance of caring for ourselves and each other, especially in these challenging times. To all my patients don’t be afraid from the upper endoscopy.”
The video of her performing a self-endoscopy is currently circulating on social media, thanks to a Twitter user named Dr. Keith Siau who shared it.
Take a look at the social media reactions to Professor Majidah Bukhari’s video below.