The U.S. teenager who cries tears of blood three times a day

mercurial

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Do not upset U.S. teenager Calvino Inman too much - or he may see red. Doctors have been left baffled by the 15-year-old Tennessee teenager, who cries tears of blood.

They come three times a day, often without warning, and can last for up to an hour - leading some classmates to fear he is possessed.

Calvino and his mother have now appeared on national TV news programmes in the hope that exposure will bring an explanation to the stigmata-like medical mystery.



He said: 'Sometimes, I can feel it coming up, like a tear. I feel my eyes watering.

'Sometimes, it will burn as it comes out.'

Pictures and video show red teardrops rolling down his cheeks and leaving a bloody trail as his eyes brim with more blood.

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So far, Tammy has taken Calvino for an MRI, ultrasounds, a CAT scan and to see several specialists. But as yet, none has been able to explain the medical mystery.

Ophthalmologist Dr Rex Hamilton said Calvino could be suffering from a rare condition known as haemolacria, which means 'bloody tears'.

'That is just a descriptive term of the manifestation of the bloody tears,' Hamilton told television show Good Morning America.

'It says nothing about what's causing that. It's a one-in-a-million kind of condition.'
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So far, Tammy has taken Calvino for an MRI, ultrasounds, a CAT scan and to see several specialists. But as yet, none has been able to explain the medical mystery.
Now there's a surprise :rolleyes:

Poor guy :(
 

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Now there's a surprise :rolleyes:

Poor guy :(
So far, Tammy has taken Calvino for an MRI, ultrasounds, a CAT scan and to see several specialists. But as yet, none has been able to explain the medical mystery.

Ophthalmologist Dr Rex Hamilton said Calvino could be suffering from a rare condition known as haemolacria, which means 'bloody tears'.
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Daruk

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No, rza, he is not possessed. He has a rare medical condition.
+1 It's likely he has thin blood too and perhaps issues with clotting. Maybe high pressure too - who knows. Interesting to see what they find.
I believe there is a condition called hematohidrosis where you actually sweat blood...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematidrosis

Not sure if there is a recording prior to the one in the bible, but it is interesting nonetheless...
 
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TowerGuru

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Its like that Mexican chick from Heroes! She's cries blood and Anyone in 1mile radius of her dies...
 

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didn't that character in 'Casino Royale' also bleed like that
 
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