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Is it possible to cry blood?

04/06/2021 04:47 PM | Click to read full article

Most of us have come to expect tears of blood from tragic, poetic and potentially evil characters in film and television. But could a person cry bloody tears in real life?

Hypothetically, yes. There are well-documented cases of bloody tears being shed. It's the primary sign of haemolacria, a condition in which a person's tears are either blood-tinged or entirely composed of blood. Although extremely rare, there are a few cases chronicled in the medical literature that describe people bleeding from their eyes.