Hi can any1 help me(plz bear in mind he has been experiencing his difficulties b4 diagnosis of ONH),my 8 year old son has optic nerve hypoplasia(undeveloped nerve frm brain 2 eye) ONH can come with loads of other associated conditions,we are not sure at the moment if any of his difficulties are due to ONH, he is blind in 1 eye,he has severe allergies(antihistamines are not effective) he has loads of nose bleeds day & nite(no cause found),headaches,body cramps,stomach pains,stiffness causing him pain & discomfort any time of day especially on left side of body & his neck,fatigue,lethargy,unable to sit upright un assisted (theory they say its coz of the way his bones have grown without any test ??),plus toiletting problems day & night,he has great social difficulty,he gets so stressed till his nose pours with blood and he sweats till his clothes are soaked then he sometimes cannot remember anything or how he got into that state,he has sensory processing difficulties,he is on waiting list for full ASD assessment, So an mri of brain was done and ultra sound of bladder & kidneys,we haven't yet received the written report of US but radiologist said his bladder was thickened which shows he can only hold 5 table spoons of fluid but should be able to hold 25-30 tbl spoons before feeling the urge @ his age,& even after he goes toilet several times his bladder still does not empty (WHAT DOES THIS MEAN ?)... Now the mri results of brain & orbits:- under developed optic nerve & high signal in T2. Elsewhere there are bilateral high signal small scattered foci in both hemispheres in periventricular regions which are non specific and of uncertain significance to patients age.( CAN SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND) we haven't had the greatest help from medical profs,my son has had difficulties since birth and seem to be worsening as he's getting older but the profs cannot seem to point us in the right direction PLEASE HELP ME
I am really sorry to hear about your little one. It appears as though there are other deformities and anomalies associated with ONH. This is the reason he has a small and thick bladder, and maybe other abnormalities in the brain that are affecting his other systems and causing profuse sweating.
Increased pressure in the brain and high blood pressure can cause nose bleeds. Other causes of nose bleeds can be nasal polyps, bleeding hemangiomas (localized collection of blood vessels), a tumor or inflammation.
You can probably consult an ENT and a genetics specialist. Also the MRI of brain will throw some light. Take care!
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