Friday, 10 February 2017

Teenager who cries tears of blood baffles medics (Photos)

A teenager who cries tears of blood has left medics baffled by his mysterious condition.

Akhilesh Raghuvanshi, 13, first started suffering nosebleeds three years ago which his parents initially put down to dehydration.But soon the youngster was bleeding from his eyes, ears and mouth almost every day.
He even loses blood through the skin on his hands, legs and face without being cut or scratched.

Medics suspect he might have an ultra-rare condition similar to haemolacria - which gives sufferers half blood tears - but have been unable to officially diagnose him.


Akhilesh said the bleeding can happen as many as ten times in one day.

He said:
"Sometimes, the bleeding will stop and won't happen for months."But in the past 15 days I have bled almost everyday."It doesn't hurt when the bleeding starts but it makes me tired and sometimes I have headaches."

The teenager, from Madhya Pradesh in central India, has spent months under the observation of top medics who have been struggling to find a cause of the bleeding.

Dr Ajay Kumar Gahlot, who has been observing Akhilesh for over two weeks, said he is unable to find a source of the bleeding.

He said: 
"There is no scratch or injury at the body part from where blood starts oozing out spontaneously."According to me, he might be suffering from haemolacria, a condition that causes a person to shed tears that are partially composed of blood."
Daily Mirror

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