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Why Does This Girl Bleed From Her Eyes?

Imagine randomly bleeding from your eyes. Well, this young lady doesn’t have to as it happens to her on a regular basis.

Seventeen year-old Marnie-Rae Harvey, has, for the past several years, been experiencing an unexplained bleeding from different areas of her body, and last summer the condition started to affect her eyes. After rushing to the hospital, and several doctors later, no one has figured out what is causing the bleeding, or even how to stop it.

Marnie-Rae lives in Stroke-on-Trent, England, and suffers from these bleeding spells that can last for weeks at a time. The blood mostly comes from her eyes and ears, although her gums, scalp, fingernails, and tongue have also suffered from this condition.

She has seen pediatricians, hematologists, neurologists, gynecologists, and eye specialists in hopes to cure her mysterious condition. However, neither of these specialists have been able to explain what is happening to her.

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It began in March 2013 with her coughing up blood, which continued for a few years. This was until she woke up one night in July 2015 with blood covering her face. After Marnie-Rae and her parents discovered that she was bleeding from her eyes, they called an ambulance and headed for the hospital. Marnie-Rae explained to BBC, saying:

Over the next two weeks her condition continued. Then, while out shopping one day, both her eyes and ears started to bleed forcing her to call an ambulance. Again she had a barrage of tests, and this time the specialists discovered that she had a “weakened” immune system — but nothing more.

The bleeding has even prevented her from finishing school and moving on to college. Now she suffers from a lack of energy, and persistently feels light-headed with her limbs and bones often aching.

Marnie-Rae told BBC:

Doctors are treating Marnie-Rae with injections of Prostap 3, which is used on patients with endometriosis. However, this comes with its own risk with a 60 to 70 percent chance of the medication making her infertile.

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Troy Oakes
Troy was born and raised in Australia and has always wanted to know why and how things work, which led him to his love for science. He is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Australia's beautiful landscapes. He is also a professional storm chaser where he currently lives in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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