Flesh grows over womans ring on her hand

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  1. cb911 macrumors 601

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    http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/179_04_180803/cat10045_fm.html
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    wow - never thought i'd see anything like this. i'm going to be scared whenever i look at a ring from now on. :eek: well, at least for the next few days. :p
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Imagine something along the lines of this as body mods. Skin is highly stretchable if you do it slowly and carefully. She may have just been pulling her hand skin over the ring and eventually it just grew there.
     
  3. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    yeah, some people into body modification might be tempted to do this (for some reason) but i think that's not what this woman was trying to achieve. :p and i think they discovered she had some sort of infection when they removed the ring...
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Weird that the ring is on the right hand.....

    Very scary, actually - I wonder what she did to start the thing to grow around the ring...

    D
     
  5. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, Barf! Why didn't she take the thing off? I would've noticed that lump on my finger beginning to form. (Gag)
     
  6. takao macrumors 68040

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    that depends where you live
    after seeing the pictures i completly lost any intention to eat something ;)

    urgh
     
  7. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    I'm eating as I read this.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I can't wait until the woman-grown-into-the-couch crowd jumps in here. :rolleyes:

    This is just bizarre. I understand the hypothyroidism, I understand the mental illness issue. I just don't get how the skin would grow around the ring to such a bloated degree - I can only assume it's because of the infection.
     
  9. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    She wouldn't have had to do anything with the ring herself to cause that; probably she gained weight from the hypothyroidism, and didn't get the ring off before it became too tight, cut into her skin, and became infected. Then the flesh probably sealed to itself over the ring while healing, leaving the ring embedded in her finger.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    So if I make a funny face, eventually it really WILL stay that way? Man, I tried like hell when I was a kid to make that work and it never did, much to my mom's consternation.
     
  11. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    You lacked the needed patience. Ancient Mayans strapped boards to their foreheads to make a flat forehead. Women of a certain tribe in Africa stretch their necks with progressive increases in gold bands. These are changes to bone morphology. The women's neck bones actually elongate. Then there was chinese foot binding popular until the cultural revolution where the feet were artificially constrained.

    This is to say nothing of things like the lip plates found in the Amazon where people stretch soft tissue.

    There are whole new worlds of ways people can resculpt their bodies. Some new, some old.
     
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  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It probably originally started with a large cut followed by an infection. An infection causes swelling. So in the healing process, because of the position of the ring the skin grew over the ring.

    There could also have been a swelling of the entire hand, that caused a cut. The human body is amazing in the way the healing process occurs.
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    And how much patience did you have at five? :rolleyes:

    You don't say! I've never heard of such things, thank you so much for enlightening me...

    BTW, that's sarcasm. As was my initial post. :cool:
     
  15. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    My sentiments exactly. :eek:
     
  16. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Bit less than now. Attention span of a weasel on crack. Then again back then no one knew crack, so I guess it was a weasel on speed. But I wasn't the one who was trying to get their face stuck like that.

    Sorry don't always know the audiences knowledge base. I've gotten used to sarcastic condescension going unnoticed as normal conversation. I thought I was merely introducing novel facts not reciting common knowledge.
     
  17. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Lee Tom
     
  18. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Look at the side-view pic. Is that a sealed-over hole? Perhaps the finger has erupted in the past.

    Why, cb911, why did you feel the need to post the pictures?

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  19. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    LOL! :D

    Speaking on "resculpting bodies", my favorite is still Bonsai Kitten. ;)
     
  20. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    this is just plain wrong on so many levels! i'm glad that they took away her daughter (at least until shes ok) but at why didn't she stop and think "my my this isn't normal?"??? its crazy! and really, really disturbing, just look at the size of her digit!
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It could have been a fistula, a tube that allowed the infectious material to drain. That being the last area to heal with a dark permanent scab.

    Her history of “schizophrenia”, personality disorder and intellectual disability would be the reason why she didn't seek help. Probably also paranoid.
     
  22. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    well, the pictures are part of the story, right? :p

    i could have put a 'medical content' warning on it, but this isn't quite up to the same standards as having a blood clot removed from your brain..

    LOL! :D Bonsai Kitten!! :D anyone got a link to that?
     
  23. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Ironic this was posted, my mom's wedding ring has been stuck on her finger for a few years now. Just a couple weeks ago she got a lot of cold water and lotion and managed to get it off to have resized. I guess I'm glad she did it before something like that happened :eek:

    Wasn't the bonsai kitten thing actually being done? I remember all the emails/etc. about trying to stop it. That's extreme animal cruelty, I hope you guys weren't serious about liking it and wanting the links. Sorry if I'm overeacting.
     
  24. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Hoax.
     

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