From today's Sun:
A GIRL has become a holy shrine in India where worshippers watch her cry blood instead of tears.It's not a miracle, that's for sure. A quick Google search for "cry blood" brings up this article on WikiAnswers:
Doctors in Patna, north-east India, have been stumped by Rashida Khatoon's condition, which causes her to shed tears of blood several times a day.
But local Hindu holy men have declared her a miracle.
Q. How do you cry blood?The Haemolacria article on Wikipedia states:
A. [...] The condition is called Haemolacria. It is actually a symptom of various diseases. One specific cause could be a tumor in or near the tear duct.
Haemolacria is a physical condition whereby a person produces tears which are partially composed of blood. This can manifest as anything from red-tinged tears to those which appear to be entirely blood.I think that the girl would be better off seeing a competent doctor because, if they are "stumped", the ones she has seen don't know what they are doing.
Haemolacria is a symptom of a number of diseases, and may also be indicative of a tumour in the lacrimal apparatus.