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Hickey causes blocked artery

In Carnal Catastrophes on June 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars — these song lyrics were all too true for one New Zealand woman. An overly enthusiastic hickey from her partner landed her in the hospital with a minor stroke.

The 44-year-old Maori woman was brought to Middlemore Hospital in Aukland, New Zealand with a paralyzed left arm, doctors reported in a case study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal in November. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms until they realized that there had been a clot in an artery on the right side of her neck beneath where she still showed the bruising of a hickey.

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“Because it was a love bite, there would be a lot of suction. Because of the physical trauma, it had made a bit of bruising inside the vessel” causing a clot, Dr. Teddy Wu, who treated the patient, told the New Zealand press. The clot apparently resulted in a stroke.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Sex/love-hurts-hickey-leads-stroke-paralysis/story?id=12731131#.T-hYhb-CsgQ

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