Toddler With Rare Disease Bleeds Profusely From Eye. Ear, Nose And Mouth.


Ahana Afzal a toddler who cries tears of blood due to a mystery condition has baffled medics  as well as terrified her parents.

The three year old bleeds from her eyes, nose, mouth and ears almost every day – despite having no visible scratches or cuts to her face.

 Her bizarre symptoms began two years ago when she suffered with pneumonia.

Doctors initially put the bleeding down to a high fever, but two years on she is still bleeding from her face.

 The condition has left the three-year-old exhausted and suffering from crippling migraines.

Her desperate parents  Nazima Begum, 28, and Mohammed Afzal, 33, have spent more than a thousand pounds on tests – but still don’t have an official diagnosis.

Ahana bleeds from her mouth.
Mum Nazima from Hyderabad in south Indian state of Telangana, said: “My baby asks me as to why she keeps bleeding from her ears. I don’t know how to answer that question.

“Like her I am also clueless about her condition.

“All I know is every time she bleeds, her hemoglobin levels goes down drastically and we have to get blood transfused into her body.”

The father, Mohammed, a fitness trainer, said his daughter’s problems started when she had a nose bleed, aged one, when she was suffering pneumonia.

The father, who also has a healthy four-year-old son, said: “Doctors told us that there was nothing to worry as the bleeding might be happening because of high fever.

“But when the frequency of bleeding increased, we decided to take her to a better medical facility.

“Our world came crashing down when we learnt that our baby might be suffering from a rare disease.”

He said his toddler used to be bubbly and cheerful, but now is left exhausted due to her rare condition.

She used to go to playschool, but two months ago was forced to stay at home due to her illness.

Ahana is often left with crippling migraines
Despite earning just £70 a month, his family has spent £1,700 on medical tests in the hope of getting a diagnosis and treatment.

“The doctors are saying that we need around Rs 150,000 ( £1,792) to do more tests,” he added.

“They said that only after analysing the report they will be able to officially confirm that this is a case of stigmata.

“I don’t know where to organize the funds from.

“It was then I was told by a wellwisher about the possibility of raising the required some through crowdfunding.

“Hence, we have created a crowdfunding page, hoping to get help – monetary or otherwise.”

His desperate wife added: “I want to appeal to the kind souls out their to help us save our life.

“This is a rare disease. If any of you know about a child suffering from a similar condition, please let get in touch with us.

“If you know a doctor who has been to cure such cases, please consider passing on the doctor’s contact details.

“Last but not the least, please help save our baby.

SWNS_BLEEDING_EYES_01.jpgAhana Afzal, 3, with her dad Mohammed Afzal

Ahana’s parents are desperate for answers
“My husband is doing double shifts to organize money for her treatment, but we haven’t been able to arrange Rs 150000 as yet.

“You are our last hope or else we have to helplessly see our baby die in front of our eyes.”

Dr Sirisha Rani, a pediatrician at Rainbow Children Medicare hospital, where Ahana has been treated in the past, said he thinks she has Hematodrosis.

He added: “Ahana Required multiple transfusions and recurrent admissions.

“We got a few tests done, she would need further investigation if the problem persists.

“The estimated cost of which would be around Rs 150,000 more.”


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