From a medical standpoint, here is something all blood drinkers may need to keep in mind, especially as we age…
Blood, whether human or animal is not entirely digested in the human/Sanguinarian digestive system. And, as you get older, there are certain tests that our human doctors perform, in order to ensure that we are in optimal health. These tests are called “occult blood tests,” and “fecal leukocyte tests.” What this means is, they test a patient’s solid waste to see if it contains any blood. Now, for normal humans, it should not. If it did, it could be a sign that they have a bleeding stomach ulcer, or a bleeding intestinal polyp, or even a colon cancer. This is a very necessary diagnostic test, as we get older, and whenever we have stomach pain, or complaints. BUT: if you have recently ingested blood, in any form, be it human, animal, or even just extremely rare animal meat (i.e. a good, bloody steak), the fecal leukocyte test will be positive.
My suggestion, in this case, would range from: tell the doctor that you are in the habit of eating extremely rare steak, or, if real digestive system disease may be suspected, go ahead and consent to further testing, just to make sure you do NOT have a bleeding ulcer, polyp, or cancer…etc.
In this day and age, it is still EXTREMELY unwise to tell any medical professional that you consume raw blood, be it human, or animal. Most physicians will just want to start out by repeating the original tests in a week to two weeks, with the cautionary preparation being eat no rare red meat. (In our cases, it would also be consume no blood.)
If, indeed, after two weeks of abstaining from blood and blood by-products, there is still occult blood in your tests (occult, in this case, meaning “hidden”), then it would be wise to undergo a more revealing diagnostic test. In this day and age, that would normally be a colonoscopy, with endoscopy. (To those not fluent in medical-ese, this means viewing the stomach and colon with a tiny fiber-optic tube.) Just because we consume a substance that is not really socially acceptable in this day and age, does not mean we can be lax about our own personal health care, nor does it guarantee that we won’t come down with the same ailments found in all other walks of life.
Okay, gang, this just means be careful. It doesn’t mean that blood-drinking is going to cause any of these problems; however, we need to keep in mind that we do not necessarily have to reveal to a physician that we consume human/animal blood, either.
Stay calm, keep your wits about you, and take care of yourselves.
Contributed by Sangpoursang