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Woman in Chile cries tears of blood

Posted on Saturday, 29 June, 2013 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Doctors have been baffled by the case of a young Chilean woman who appears to cry tears of blood.

20-year-old Olivia not only weeps tears of blood but also complains of 'indescribable' pain in her eyes. The strange affliction started earlier this month and doctors initially believed she was suffering from an extreme case of conjunctivitis. As time has gone on however symptoms have continued and nobody has been able to offer a solution to help cure her condition.

Cases of crying blood are rare but not unheard of with some cultures assigning religious or spiritual significance to the condition. Far from being a sign from above however it is more likely that Olivia is suffering from haemolacria or some other rare medical condition characterized by bleeding from the eyes.

"A 20-year-old Chilean woman has told of the "indescribable" pain she has experienced since she began weeping tears of blood."

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Sweetpumper on 27 June, 2013, 17:44
hey how do you post an article so that it shows up on the home page? I think The Man probably picks and chooses those.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters on 27 June, 2013, 18:45
hey how do you post an article so that it shows up on the home page? You/we can't. Saru is the only one who can post articles on the home page. I think The Man probably picks and chooses those. Correct.
Comment icon #7 Posted by IronAlchemist on 29 June, 2013, 17:16
Is it actually blood? I know when rats are stressed they cry red tears, but it's not blood. What's her occupation? If she was a scientist, had she ever came into contact with some sort of test material?
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 29 June, 2013, 21:11
From what I gather it's a very rare condition, and not fully understood. Hopefully no sustainable damage to her eyes. The crap we humans have to go through sometimes, makes me cry...
Comment icon #9 Posted by dummy2b on 30 June, 2013, 1:59
Does her eye blood type match her body blood type?
Comment icon #10 Posted by Uncle Sam on 30 June, 2013, 12:47
Is her eyes always blood shot? Maybe she got an tear in her eye's protective film, the blood from her blood shot eyes are seeping out and making it look like she is bleeding. It would describe the pain and the blood. :\
Comment icon #11 Posted by Emeraldgemheart on 15 October, 2013, 17:11
I saw this.. and I thought of the Lost Silver Pokemon creepypasta.. Still, it must be painful to bleed from your eyes.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Celestae on 15 October, 2013, 19:00
i came across this... it could be the same condition Edit: on further inspection it is the same condition its known as haemolacria. here is a Wiki about it
Comment icon #13 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 19 October, 2013, 6:11
There's a girl in India who cries crystals. I'm betting it's much more painful than this. This woman can now get a part in True Blood, and not even need special effects
Comment icon #14 Posted by ealdwita on 19 October, 2013, 10:48
Oh it's blood alright....I do the same very time my tax bill arrives!

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