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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:25 PM
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Teen's Pierced Breast Removed After Infection
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- An Indiana teenager who decided to get her breasts pierced for her 18th birthday faces reconstructive surgery after a flesh-destroying infection forced doctors to remove her left breast.

Stephanie Edington remained hospitalized Friday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, where surgeons also removed lymph nodes and infected skin up to her collar bone.

Dr. Robert Goulet Jr., a professor at the Indiana University Cancer Center, said the piercing created an entry point for the bacteria, but the procedure likely did not cause the infection itself. Edington is diabetic, which left her susceptible to infection, he said
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/health/10190301/detail....
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:26 PM
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1. My piercer will not pierce diabetics because of the risk of stuff like this
happening.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:32 PM
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2. Damn. I feel horrible for her.
I hope she doesn't have any complications or long term problems because of this.
:(
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:44 PM
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3. Okay, color me stupid.
WHERE exactly does one pierce one's breast? I have heard of nipple piercing before, is this the same thing?


:shudder at the mere thought:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:46 PM
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4. It was nipple piercing.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 12:46 PM by haruka3_2000
I'm pierced and tattooed, but I have no desire to stick a needle through there.

*shudder*
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:57 PM
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5. I'm with you on that....
:scared:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:02 PM
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6. I would assume it is
but, I'm no expert.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:18 PM
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8. Well you can also get the flesh of the breast pierced...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:19 PM by primate1
Not all the way through the entire breast or anything, but like the surface flesh at the top r whatever. A friend of mine had it done. Kinda scared me, haha.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:47 PM
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7. photos?
:evilgrin:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:41 PM
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10. A pic of an breast infected with flesh-eating bacteria?
Wouldn't want John Asscroft to get turned on while lurking through these threads...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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13. I remember him. What ever happened to old 'Annointed John'?
;-)
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:28 PM
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9. The weirdest part of the story..."Dr. Robert Goulet"
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:29 PM by Richardo
:shrug:
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:43 PM
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11. Beat me to it! I thought....wow! Robert Goulet is a Dr. now?
Good catch!
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:25 PM
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12. "Dr. Robert Goulet, Jr." would presumably be
the son of the obvious-rug-wearing standards artist. :-)
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:06 PM
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14. Nope
His sons are named Michael & Christopher, no Robert Jr.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:09 PM
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15. That poor girl
The diabetics I know won't even pierce their ears for fear of infection.
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