Doctors have been left mystified after a  20-year-old woman in Chile started crying blood.

Yaritza Oliva developed the condition earlier  this month, and now bleeds from her eyes several times a day.

Miss Oliva, who lives in Purranque, Chile,  said that the pain is ‘indescribable’, The  Sun reported.

Yaritza Oliva recently started crying blood and has doctors baffledYaritza Oliva recently started crying blood and has  doctors baffled
The 20-year-old said that the pain in her eyes is 'indescribable' The 20-year-old said that the pain in her eyes is  ‘indescribable’

When she visited the doctor no infection was  found so she was sent home with eye drops.

But, her parents, who cannot afford to send  her to an appropriate medical expert, have asked friends and neighbours to help  them raise funds for her.

Father, Jose, made an appeal on a local news  programme.

Her family is asking for financial help so she can undergo treatment from appropriate expertsHer family is asking for financial help so she can  undergo treatment from appropriate experts

 

Doctors believe it may be a case of haemolacria, a condition that has only been diagnosed three times beforeDoctors believe it may be a case of haemolacria, a  condition that has only been diagnosed three times before

Some experts have suggested that Miss Oliva  has a condition called haemolacria.

The rare condition causes sufferers to cry  tears of blood.

Haemolacria can indicate a more serious  illness, such as a tumour and can be caused by high levels of hormones in  women.

A teenage boy was diagnosed with haemolacria  in 2009 after he cried blood three times a day.

Calvino Inman, 15, from Tennessee, said that  he had no warning when the tears were about to occur.

He said that sometimes he could not feel  them, and others it was like a burning sensation.

He and his mother appeared on television to  appeal for help, but they did not find a cure.

Very little is known of the  condition.

the 20-year-old now cries tears of blood several times every day and is in an extreme amount of painthe 20-year-old now cries tears of blood several times  every day and is in an extreme amount of pain

 

Miss Oliva is desperate for help from doctors and her family hope to raise the funds needed to send herMiss Oliva is desperate for help from doctors and her  family hope to raise the funds needed to send her

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