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Parents In Shock: Their 3 Year Old Cries Tears Of Blood

The doctors have been unable to diagnose her condition and for now, have reduced her bleeding through extensive and multiple transfusions and recurrent admissions.

Parents In Shock: Their 3 Year Old Cries Tears Of Blood

Parents and doctors in shock as girl cries tears of blood

The condition is called Hematidrosis and it is very rare but real. Characterised by sweating blood, the red liquid can ooze from any skin surface like forehead, armpit, legs and even genitals in both guys and girls. A recent case of the condition surfaced in Hyderabad where a three year old girl sent her parents and even doctors into a tizzy when she started crying blood tears. The girl is admitted in the hospital right now but her parents say that the disorder had started in infancy itself, around 20 months back.

Her ordeal

The girl, Ahana Afzal had started bleeding from her nose 16 months back, and the doctors had identified her with pneumonia or high fever. But since then, she continued to bleed from her mouth, ears, eyes and private parts of her body regularly, sometimes even three times in a single day.

The doctors have been unable to diagnose her condition and for now, have reduced her bleeding through extensive and multiple transfusions and recurrent admissions. Her parents and doctors are worried that this might take a toll on the young child’s body. Her father has urged central and state authorities to help the doctors in finding a permanent solution to the problem. "My daughter's problem started when she had a nosebleed, aged one, that time she was suffering from pneumonia. When I question doctors on her permanent cure- they don't have an answer,” says the father of the girl, Mohammed Afzal.

About Hematidrosis

This disorder happens when the blood vessels that feed sweat glands burst, mixing with the fluid of the sweat. Generally, this happens due to extreme fear or stress, that causes the sympathetic nervous system to act so vigorously. Unfortunately, the disease is difficult to diagnose with platelet tests and skin biopsies showing no results.
The disorder can cause dehydration and weakness in the body and medications or adhesive patches may be used to control or treat it.

(Inputs from ANI)

 
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