causes thick, stinging blood to seep from her . Harvey’s condition has baffled doctors for three years – and has left her virtually housebound. Now, desperate for a diagnosis, she is sharing her in the hope of getting her life back. Miss Harvey’s ordeal began in 2013 when she woke up with blood spatters on her pillow. Her terrified mother Catherine, 43, took her to the GP – but despite several tests, no cause could be found. For the next two years, she was sent for more and told to her diet, eliminating food from sugar to dairy, in a bid to find out what was causing her symptoms.
But her condition continued to get worse – and in July last year, she was horrified to wake with ‘gloopy’ blood seeping from her eyes. She now bleeds from her eyes, nose, ears and fingernails up to five times a day – but from every area of medicine are baffled as to why. In the last few weeks, she has also started to bleed from her tongue and scalp.
Miss Harvey, from Stoke-on-Trent, is thought to be the only person in the UK with this unique set of symptoms, causing to dub her ‘The Mystery Girl’. Recalling the moment she woke up with her eyes bleeding, Miss Harvey said: ‘Red, gloopy tears were dripping out of my right eye.‘I had blood all over my face and a shooting pain behind my eyes. ‘I felt my way downstairs and my parents, brother and sister all screamed when they saw me. My brother called an ambulance.’
Her ordeal began in 2013 when she became uncharacteristically unwell and started to . She was sent for a chest scan, which came back clear, but the worrying for two years. Miss Harvey frequently attended North Staffordshire Hospital and had further blood scans, which again, came back showing nothing amiss.She developed a pain in her side and also began suffering migraines and sickness which were so bad she would miss weeks of school. Her attendance fell below 50 per cent and although she managed to take her GCSEs, she did not get the results she had hoped for.
‘We had the medical letters but there were times I didn’t go to school for weeks because the migraines were so bad all I could do was lie in my room in the dark, unable to move,’ she said. Believing the might be to her diet, doctors advised her to try eliminating .Over the course of two years, she cut out dairy, chocolate, , wheat and sugar – but nothing worked.
Source: Daily Mail