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5 Facts you should know about

Hemolacria

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Hemolacria is a physical condition that causes a person to produce tears that are partially composed of blood

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It can manifest as tears that are anything from merely red-tinged to appearing to be entirely made of blood

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It is most often provoked by local factors such as bacterial conjunctivitis, environmental damage, or injuries

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Hemolacria is a symptom of a number of diseases, and may also be indicative of a tumor in the lacrimal apparatus

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Hemolacria in fertile women seems to be induced by hormones, similar to what happens in endometriosis

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