Woman paralyzed by...a hickey? Mmbaby baby! No more sexy time! From the bed to the ER

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  1. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Think play-time is all good, THINK AGAIN. Warning: neck nibbling is dangerous



    New Zealand Woman Partially Paralyzed by Hickey
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/...n-partially-paralyzed-hickey/?test=latestnews

    Published January 21, 2011
    A New Zealand woman was temporarily partially paralyzed by a hickey on her neck from her amorous partner, AFP reported Friday.

    The 44-year-old woman went to the emergency department of Middlemore Hospital in Auckland last year after experiencing loss of movement in her left arm while watching television, doctors reported in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

    Doctors concluded the woman had suffered a mild stroke but were puzzled about its cause until they found a small vertical bruise on her neck near a major artery, a hickey, she received a few days earlier.

    "Because it was a love bite there would be a lot of suction," one of the doctors who treated her, Teddy Wu, told the Christchurch Press.

    "Because of the physical trauma it had made a bit of bruising inside the vessel. There was a clot in the artery underneath where the hickey was."

    Wu said the clot dislodged and traveled to the woman's heart, where it caused a minor stroke that led to the loss of movement.

    "We looked around the medical literature and that example of having a love bite causing something like that hasn't been described before," he said.

    The medic said the woman recovered after being treated with an anti-coagulant.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/01/21/new-zealand-woman-partially-paralyzed-hickey/#ixzz1BhXx05tQ
     
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    leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Hicky/Makeout session FAIL:p

    That just sucks... Really :rolleyes:

    Whats the probability of being struck by lighting or attacked by a shark compared to this?!
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If I got a hickey from a shark, the hickey would likely be the least of my worries.
     
  4. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

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    Especially if it paralyzed you.
     
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    Well at least you wouldn't feel any pain. :D
     
  6. NickZac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    LOL I never thought of it in that way
     
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    Typical tabloid nonsense. A thrombus from one of the carotid arteries in the neck would not travel to the heart, and therefore would not cause a stroke. It might travel to the brain, where it could cause an ischaemic stroke.
     
  8. NickZac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But this is Fox News we are talking about...they report, we decide :p
     
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    I just wanted to say I know about this story because of Philip Defranco.
     
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    Fox News...Fair, Balanced, and Medically Accurate :rolleyes:
     
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    I kinda want to see an animation of how this happened. It doesn't even make sense.
     
  14. NickZac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, but it's still amusing. The idea of the EMTs rollin' some chick in who is naked, paralyzed and having an orgasm...at the same time just seems like one helluva part :cool:
     
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    Hahahahhahaha! So funny and too true!
     

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