Marnie-Rae Harvey, 17, is unable to leave her home because blood can start spontaneously seeping from her eye, ears, beneath her tongue and from her scalp at any moment. This is her everyday life. Her mother says she has to shake her every morning to check she is alive.
Doctors have no idea what is causing the bleeding as they struggle to come up with a diagnosis. In July, 2015, she woke up with blood seeping out of her eye. She was rushed to hospital but doctors could do nothing. Soon after, blood started seeping from her ears and from under her fingernails.
In the last couple of months the mysterious bleeding has spread to her scalp and under her tongue. Her mum said she had been coughing up blood and suffering from excruciating migraines for a couple of years before the bleeding started.
There have been a couple of reports of people bleeding from their eyes, including a man from Tennessee who was diagnosed with a condition called haemolacria, but none involve bleeding from other orifices. The family from Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire, England, are sharing their story in the hope someone somewhere has heard of the condition and could help them.