10/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Doctors Believe They've Diagnosed Illness Of Boy Who Cries Tears Of Blood (VIDEO)

We introduced you on Tuesday to Calvino Inman, a young teen who has an illness which causes him to cry tears of blood for up to 15 minutes at a time. His condition has so far baffled doctors, but Calvino and his mother went on CBS's "The Early Show" and their medical correspondent reports that doctors not believe, but can't confirm, that Calvino is suffering from "Haemolacria."

Wikipedia defines Haemolacria as a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood. It can manifest as tears that are anything from merely red-tinged to appearing to be entirely made of blood." However, it is a symptom of other diseases, so more diagnostics need to be done.


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