Chilean Woman Cries Tears Of Blood

Via I Love Chile, doctors are baffled by the incredibly rare, quasi-religious condition of haemolacria, or crying tears of blood:

The rare disease haemolacria is known as one of the “most alarming and unusual complaints in opthalmology.” Twenty-year old Yaritza Oliva from Purranque, who cries tears of blood, says, “Nobody knows what I need, they don’t know what I have or what to do.”

At first, Chilean doctors believed Yaritza to have an infection or the like, but since then ophthalmologist Dr Alexander Lutz has clarified doubts about this strange condition. The illness has not been declared as deadly, but the different victims have to suffer the pain of their condition and cases of discrimination as well.

Until today, only three other cases of haemolacria have been reported: Calvino Inman, a 16-year-old boy from the United States, Twinkle Dwivedi, living in India and 12 when the illness broke out, and Rashida Khatoon from India.

4 Comments on "Chilean Woman Cries Tears Of Blood"

  1. mole_face | Jul 3, 2013 at 8:51 am |

    This condition isn’t that rare. I’m pretty sure I cried tears of blood just the other day when I accidentally sat on my balls while out biking.

  2. Im from Chile. thats what we do to our wifes when they dont listen. beat them till they cry tears of blood. nothing unsual

  3. Rhoid Rager | Jul 3, 2013 at 6:05 pm |

    Well, it’s a hell of a lot better than Ebola.

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