After spending a raunchy night with his girlfriend, a teenage boy was left with a huge hickey on his neck. This would ultimately lead to his untimely passing in what can only be described as a tragedy. Because she lovingly bit his neck as a sign of affection, young Julio Macias Gonzalez, a 17-year-old teen from Mexico City, sadly later passed away from a stroke.
How did this happen? The love bite that his girlfriend had given to him after a romantic night together caused a blood clot to develop in his artery, which resulted in a stroke.
It was simply a freak accident but horrible for those close to him especially his girlfriend…
When doctors surveyed him, they discovered a faded love bite on his neck. They immediately suspected that this was the cause of the unexpected blood clot. According to Mexican media reports, doctors believe the suction of the love bite resulted in a blood clot, which traveled to Mr Gonzalez’s brain and caused the stroke.
The boy’s parents initially blamed his girlfriend for the tragedy.
Love bites or hickeys occur when a lover suck on a part of the skin. This suction causes the blood vessels to break and can in extremely rare instances cause a blood clot. If this clot dislodges and travels to the brain, it can cause a stroke.
Bruising from a hickey can last for up to two weeks. Rarely are they this serious, but they can be embarrassing marks for an employee or a boss.
The family, from the Iztapalapa borough, told local media they had disapproved of the seven year age difference between their son and his girlfriend, but he had refused to break up with her.
This is the second reported case of a love bite causing a stroke.
In 2011, a 44-year-old woman from New Zealand experienced loss of movement in her left arm and was taken to hospital. Doctors were able to save her life after a clot had formed due to a love bite by using warfarin to thin her blood.
People who have love bites or hickeys can use an ice pack to minimize the bruising. They can also cover them up with makeup – unless it turns into a blood clot and threatens their very life.
In the video report below from CBS New York, you’ll learn more about how hickeys can become dangerous and life threatening. While this is certainly rare, it does happen – and more often than you might want to believe.
If you get hickeys easily, you could possibly have an iron deficiency. People who have an iron deficiency, get hickeys a lot quicker and more frequently.
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