Patient Sweats Blood, Diagnosed With Rare Condition

Frederick Owens
October 25, 2017

It was gathered that the woman has been suffering from the mysterious disorder for three years and would start bleeding spontaneously in her sleep or while she was physically active. She had no broken skin, and the bleeding would happen without warning, sometimes becoming more intense when she was stressed.

The scenes can last anyplace in the vicinity of one and five minutes.

Doctors prescribed the woman beta blockers, which have been effective in controlling the bleeding to some extent. It means something is wrong, and needs to be addressed immediately, be it a cut, scrape, or gash on the skin, or even more serious issue like internal bleeding that manifests as blood in the mouth or other orifice.

Doctors concluded that it is an uncommon disease that would cause spontaneous discharge of "blood sweat" through undamaged skin.

It sounds like something out of a horror film - but it's actually the subject of a freaky new report published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), CBC News reports.

The correct reason for the condition isn't known yet fear, intemperate exercise and disarranges, for example, hypertension are thought to assume a part.

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The fight or flight response is a natural reaction to a perceived threat.

The author of the commentary, medical historian Jacalyn Duffin from Queen's University in Ontario, reviewed 42 medical articles on the condition since 1880. She found that nearly of half of that items were from the last five years.

In her research, Duffin found previous cases of hematohidrosis, including a 12-year-old Swiss boy in the early 1600s who had sweated blood through his shirt, and a Belgian who had been condemned to death, and was so alarmed at his situation that he also sweated blood.

So what's happening and has it ever been seen before?

Dr. Frederick Zugibe, chief medical examiner of Rockland County, New York, explained that it was possible for blood to enter the sweat glands during times of great stress as the glands are surrounded by 'multiple blood vessels in a net-like form'.

"Incidentally, for an undeniably common world, the long-standing relationship of hematohidrosis with religious riddle may make its reality harder to acknowledge", she composed. This worked, however it didn't stop the bleeding totally.

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