Well so much for an over passionate partner being able to show affection with this method.  This is an odd case though at the ER room  and the only item they could imagefind was the hickey with a clot in the artery underneath where the hickey was, so bad timing and bad place for a hickey too.  The odds of this happening I am guessing is pretty rare but when it is your issue, rare makes no difference. 

She was given blood thinners and the clot went away in about a week.  It she had not been treated quickly she could have suffered more strokes as a result of the blood clot.  BD 

A Christchurch doctor had to treat a woman after she was partially paralyzed by a love bite from her amorous partner.

Dr Teddy Wu, who is currently working in the neurology department at Christchurch Hospital, said he believed it was the first time someone had been hospitalized by a "hickey".

An article on the case has appeared in the New Zealand Medical Journal.

Wu said he saw the woman over a year ago while he was working in Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

The 44-year-old Maori woman went to the emergency department after experiencing loss of movement in her left arm.

It happened while she was sitting watching television.

The only injury was a love bite on the right of her neck near an artery.

Lovebite partially paralyses woman | Stuff.co.nz


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