Do you faint when you see a lot of blood?

@babyanna (1217)
China
April 11, 2011 10:13am CST
Hi,my dear fellow Mylotters! I was just watching 127 Hours last night.When I saw Aron Ralston(portrayed by James Franco) amputated his right arm and blood went out,I just felt sick.I had to turn my head away to prevent myself from vomiting or even fainting.I felt very uncomfortable.Then when I checked it out on Wiki,I found some members of the audience in some cinemas fainted without injury due to the realistic amputation scene. I suffer from anemia.Last time I cut my finger and when I was trying to push some blood out,I fainted and fell off the chair directly onto the ground,which scared my roommates to death.I lost consciousness for a few seconds maybe.At that moment,I felt like I were in heaven.Then I heard fainted voices of my roommates asking if I was alright.I gained consciousness later and my temple really hurt because when I fell,it crashed against the ground directly.Terrible experienceNever want it to happen again. I'm okay with seeing a little amount of blood and I can handle scenes like the ones in CSI or Criminal Minds.But if I see blood spewing out,I just can't help feeling terrible. So what about you?Do you faint when you see a lot of blood?Or you're okay with this kind of scenes?
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27 responses
• Australia
11 Apr 11
No. I don't. Actually, I won't faint when I see real blood. I was nearly faint when I saw a lot of blood in a scary movie. It's weird. But I don't know why.
• United States
17 Apr 11
Hwllo Aloevera - So bizarre I am exactly the same as you. I have no idea why the distinction but real blood does nothing to me like a bloody killing move. Too funny for us.
@sender621 (14932)
• United States
11 Apr 11
I am no a queasy person. the sight of blood does not bother me unless it is my own that needs worrying about. i am not faint of heart when it comes to blood. After all, it is something that we all have.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
22 Apr 11
Hi,sender621! I guess it's just something we're born with,you know.Some people are not afraid of blood,some are.Some need to be trained to get used to a large quantity of blood.It's lucky of you not to be a queasy person. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!
@megamatt (14318)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Well it depends who's blood it is. If its my own blood, then I don't know if I would faint. However, I would have a massive freak out to say the very least. I mean, this is the stuff that is sustaining life and to see it on the ground, coming from me, I'm not going to really be too happy about that to say the very least. It just would spook me a tiny bit. Someone else's blood, it really does depend on the quantity and the injury. Not to mention if it happens in real life versus images or media. A minor injury, with a little blood, then not really. However, if its to the point where a limb came dangerously close to being sliced off, then that is going to be a lot of trouble. All of the blood splashing to the ground, pardon the vivid imagery, with no end in sight, as it oozes like a gusher. I can see how that would freak out a lot of people and I am really just glad that I did not have to experience that type of injury up close and personal.
@babyanna (1217)
• China
22 Apr 11
Hi,megamatt! Just by picturing it I already feel sick.Yeah,quantity matters.And I surely don't want to experience this kind of scenes in my life. Thanks for sharing!
@p3ks626 (6547)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
I dont really faint when I see a lot of blood but I feel butterflies in my stomach when I see something with blood or if there's a surgery. My husband is the one who is afraid of blood but not to other people's blood but his own blood. He doesnt need to see a lot to faint. lol
@babyanna (1217)
• China
17 Apr 11
Hi,p3ks626! Yeah,I feel that way as well.Just very uncomfortable.Well,lucky for your husband,at least he doesn't faint to other people's blood.People don't see their own blood as often as seeing others.So at least the odds are low.Hehe. Thanks for sharing!
@Jo1272 (49)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Oh my gosh! I tried to go into CNA. And attempt to be a nurse. I can't stand the sight of blood. At least not when it is gushing. A little blood is ok. However, when I cut muself, and I see the red, I feel queezy. I figured that I would rather be a writer than try something that would make me fall on my face! haha
@babyanna (1217)
• China
17 Apr 11
Hi,Jo! Yup,it might not be a good idea for you to be nurse.I can stand some blood,especially those clots.But God,if it's gushing,I would probably just faint right away.Nobody would ever wanna take a job that would make us fall on our faces. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
16 Apr 13
Hello babyanna. I do not like to see blood. When I see a bloody scene, I do not feel good at all. While watching a movie or reading news with bloody pictures, I skip it.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
12 May 11
I don't like seeing blood, wound and even just watching movies like Saw, Hannibal, and anything that has something to do with amputating a human and even animal's body. I can't stand watching those kind of movies so I never watch them. I kind of panic when I get wounded or someone gets wounded so when my parents and grandfather encouraged me to take medicine and be a Doctor I was like, "No thanks, Mom, Dad, Grandpa. I'd just take Journalism. I'm happy with that." My little sister is more brave though. She is now a Nurse in the hospital. She is always assisting in the Operating Room. There was one time she told me that they need to operate on someone who was involved in a car accident. They need to amputate one of the legs. I told her to stop or I'll walk out when she started telling me the details. She was even smiling when she told me she was even the one who took the amputated leg and brought it to the other room. I was like, "You don't need to tell me your inside-the-operating-room experiences okay?" She knows I get grossed out with those kind of stories. Sometimes she is doing that for fun. I hate it when she and my brother does that. There's another person whom I know can't stand the sight of blood for real. If it;s just on movies and stories he is fine but seeing it for real makes him feel dizzy. I just learned about it when I gave birth with my first son. My husband needs to assist me in changing my maternity pads. So my private Nurse told him to get a zip lock, placed the used maternity pads inside it before throwing it in the garbage. There were a lot of blood in my pads and when he saw it he told the Nurse, "Can you just do it? I'm sorry I feel like I would faint anytime because of the blood. He looked so paled. The Nurse gave him a glass of water. When the Nurse went out of my room I laughed hysterically at him. He just stared at me looking upset.
• Philippines
22 Apr 11
Hello babyanna, I happen to have experience having injuries myself, that means having blood spilled but not like flowing water or anything. not much but i make sure i got a band aid, bethadine and other medications that are anti bacterial. I believe you should do your best to avoid getting injured if you're not used to loosing blood or seeing your own blood flowing out.
• United States
17 Apr 11
Working in the surgical field and exposed to so much blood has toughened me. I do not fret when I see real blood no matter how much it is. But put on a scary, bloody movie and I will scream my eyes out at the sight of the blood odd but so true for me.
@Kirinx (1691)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Well for me it depends if i am watching an anime that is bloody it wont bother me but if I am watching a action movie or realistic movie where i see guts being tossed around it will make me feel sick.I dont faint tho but it makes my stomach feel funny. I hope you slowly overcome your fear of blood.
@tintukm (1083)
• India
16 Apr 11
To say the truth, I don't faint but feel awkward about it for sure. The television shows that you mention are well guided in doing so. The lot of violence with blood and cuts make one feel dizzy an with the High Definition and 3 dimensional experience things get on high too. My friend once in the 12 class on the scenes of Zoology class for the session of blood test from our finger tips, fainted to see another student drip off the blood from his fingertip, this was so funny, that the whole class when he woke up burst into laugh gags. Such situations are pretty common, and I could understand the way you would feel when when you suggest you felt losing consciousness. Blood being so bright and contrasting in that dark red color give us a scary experience, huh.
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I dunno. I have seen many bloody movies and on videogames but those do not bother me anymore. I have yet to see a real, live fountain of blood gushing out from a living (or dying person) but I would really oppose to seeing it if such an offer will ever present to me. hehe I saw that 127 hours movie just a few weeks ago and that scene where the main actor was amputating his arm just to free himself and by himself is quite bothersome indeed. I can almost feel his pain while doing that.
@aeiou78 (3455)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 11
I am afraid of blood too because I were hardly involved in blood in my past. When I went for my first blood donation, I were so scare to see my blood flowing into a plastic bag. To overcome this weakness, I get myself used to blood very often. For instance, slaving chicken, duck, turkey and so on can let me overcome my weakness in scaring the blood. So far, I have not tried it yet. But I have the confidence to do it if I really want to.
@ifa225 (11092)
• Indonesia
13 Apr 11
well i always can't stand it to see. my head will dizzy and my stomach feel itchy. but if the blood from my own body, i can stand it. so i used to avoid to see news or movie with so much blood
• United States
12 Apr 11
Since my husband has been sent home with his inner thigh open for me to pack, unpack and cleanse and he's been sent home with his chest open for me to do the same thing, very little bothers me. Oddly enough, I can handle blood, huge bathroom mishaps, and other nasty things, but I get the shakes when I cut my husband's fingernails. How's that for weird?
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
12 Apr 11
I wouldn't have a problem with it. My wife who happens to be on the first responder team at work.... Well we'd be calling a second ambulance for her.
@Judewang (93)
• Malaysia
12 Apr 11
Seeing blood on screen and blood in real life elicits two different reactions, I guess. Perhaps because blood is often associated with physical pain and I don't have a high tolerance for physical pain, either those that I experience or those experienced by others in real life.
@jazel_juan (15752)
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
My husband would say i am tough. Those scenes do not make me faint, nor even the sight of real blood. I used to be that way back in high school but then i grew it out after i have my first baby. I got tougher and i saw that movie too and it was really nice one, i did not faint nor puked with Aron cutting his own arm.. still the movie was fascinating.
@jacksong (130)
12 Apr 11
Hi babyanna, For me, I will not fait when I see the blood, but blood always make me uncomfortable... And I am ok when I see some bloody scence on the TV or movies..But feel not good when it is in reality. By contrast, one of my friends, he said he likes blood and that makes him excited..of course, he is a doctor. OMD. Haha, have a great day~~
@cieldz (709)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 11
Hello there.. 127 hours is a good movie, but yeah there’s a scene that i didnt want to see.. im not afraid with blood, but sometimes im afraid with the process cutting part of the body.. the most thing that im afraid is the eye.. i cried and scream when i saw “hostel” movie when a man drilled the girl’s left eye.. .