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Donger
03-10-2006, 03:55 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cpress/20060310/ca_pr_on_na/health_body_piercing

(CP) - A 17-year-old Newfoundland girl is believed to have died from toxic shock syndrome - and the infection that killed her may have resulted from a nipple piercing, the province's chief medical examiner says.

Dr. Simon Avis said in an interview from St. John's that the teenage girl, who died Thursday, had been admitted to hospital earlier this week "with medical problems that were quite complex." Her name has not been released.

Avis said it is too early to say for certain that the apparent toxic shock syndrome was caused by infection at the site of the piercing. An anatomical autopsy was performed, but other microscopic tests need to be conducted before the source of the staphylococcus infection can be pinpointed, he said.

"We're still in the process of investigating," he said. "We can't be absolutely sure that body piercing had anything to do with the infection."

Still, Avis conceded that of the many possible origins of the toxic shock syndrome, "I think it would be fair to say that we're suspicious that that (body piercing) was the source of the infection, yes."

Toxic shock syndrome is characterized by sudden fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches and rash, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cause is usually toxins produced by strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium commonly found on the skin and on mucous membranes, such as the mouth.

Toxic shock can occur as a complication of skin abscesses or surgery. In females, it has been linked to the use of tampons and intravaginal contraceptive devices.

Avis said his office is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the teen's nipple piercing.

"This girl came to hospital almost moribund," he said. "All we know is she had a piercing recently. We are now trying to investigate when that was done."

Part of that investigation will involve talking to the grieving family of the teen, who was a senior at Booth Memorial High School in St. John's.

Avis said her death might be "an extreme example" of what can occur when people have lips, tongues, eyebrows, genitals and other body parts punctured in the name of fashion.

"This is health dollars that are essentially wasted treating infections that shouldn't have occurred because of some desire to have a piece of metal sticking out of your body. It doesn't make much sense to me."

Katipan
03-10-2006, 03:56 PM
****ing slut.

the TSS probably came from her tampon.

undercover
03-10-2006, 03:58 PM
I thought Newfoundlands were dogs. Me bad!

Skip Towne
03-10-2006, 04:16 PM
Newfies are really stoopid and they talk funny.

vailpass
03-10-2006, 04:18 PM
What is the term for a word that sounds like what it describes?

Onomatopoeia?

Nipple is one of those words if you think about it.

Katipan
03-10-2006, 04:20 PM
it looks more like a nub

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 04:23 PM
What is the term for a word that sounds like what it describes?

Onomatopoeia?

Nipple is one of those words if you think about it.

I'm not sure on your spelling, but you've got the right word. Except it's more a word for a sound... and the word sounds like the sound. Like buzz.

I don't know if I've ever heard a nipple make a noise that sounds like nipple... but, it's possible there's something I'm not trying.

vailpass
03-10-2006, 04:45 PM
I'm not sure on your spelling, but you've got the right word. Except it's more a word for a sound... and the word sounds like the sound. Like buzz.

I don't know if I've ever heard a nipple make a noise that sounds like nipple... but, it's possible there's something I'm not trying.

Oh, thanks. Is there a word for something whose name sounds like what it looks like?

If I had never heard the word in my life I would have still, upon first gazing upon a female breast, said "that thing in the middle is a nipple"

FAX
03-10-2006, 05:20 PM
Oh, thanks. Is there a word for something whose name sounds like what it looks like?

If I had never heard the word in my life I would have still, upon first gazing upon a female breast, said "that thing in the middle is a nipple"

The word that flashed in my mind was "booblet".

Not sure why.

FAX

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 05:35 PM
You were fond of acid back in the day, weren't you vailpass?

stevieray
03-10-2006, 05:36 PM
You were fond of acid back in the day, weren't you vailpass?


were?

Lonewolf Ed
03-10-2006, 05:51 PM
I've always hated nipple piercings. I have an aversion to chipping my teeth, so that has a lot to do with it.

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 06:04 PM
I've always hated nipple piercings. I have an aversion to chipping my teeth, so that has a lot to do with it.
How the **** hard are you biting?

Ultra Peanut
03-10-2006, 06:19 PM
Poor David..

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 06:23 PM
Poor David..

Ultra Peanut
03-10-2006, 06:38 PM
ROFL

Did you copy that out of "Poor Judgement Weekly?"

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 06:40 PM
No. That's really David.

Ultra Peanut
03-10-2006, 07:07 PM
No. That's really David.I know. That was something of an obtuse reference to that thread/those photos being one of the most poorly thought out things anyone's ever done on here. ROFL

ENDelt260
03-10-2006, 07:08 PM
Hell, I barely remember the thread. When you made your first post I just remembered I'd saved the pic.

Over-Head
03-10-2006, 07:30 PM
Newfies are really stoopid and they talk funny.
Do what now? :rolleyes:

Over-Head
03-10-2006, 07:31 PM
It wasn’t her nipple!!
The wife was talking to an emergency tech from the hospital, the indication she got was it was abut 2 feet lower than a nipple ;) and not the front door :shake:

Rain Man
03-10-2006, 07:33 PM
The way to a woman's heart is through her nipples. Or at least, the way to her immune system.

Douche Baggins
03-10-2006, 08:00 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=54872&stc=1

Gayest looking CP member ever.

Ultra Peanut
03-10-2006, 08:44 PM
Gayest looking CP member ever.It really does look like a stereotypical profile image from a gay personals website. One that most users would probably pass over for not being butch enough.

StcChief
03-10-2006, 11:13 PM
It like it when the gene pool gets weeded out.

David.
03-11-2006, 01:48 AM
I'll kill all of you

David.
03-11-2006, 01:50 AM
also, endelt has had my picture saved to his harddrive for like...over a year now.


WHO'S THE GAY ONE NOW?!?!


YEAH I GOT YOU GOOD YOU ****ER







i'll kill all of you

David.
03-11-2006, 01:51 AM
Gayest looking CP member ever.

ok, is someone is going to make fun of my looks i think gochiefs is about the LAST person qualified.

Douche Baggins
03-11-2006, 01:52 AM
ok, is someone is going to make fun of my looks i think gochiefs is about the LAST person qualified.

I'm not saying you're ugly. I'm saying you look gay. I'm sure many gay men would find you attractive.

David.
03-11-2006, 01:56 AM
I'm not saying you're ugly. I'm saying you look gay. I'm sure many gay men would find you attractive.

in my defense, i had just gotten my lip/nipples pierced(stupid, I know), hence the swollen lip and lack of shirt.

i swear i don't look that gay irl

Douche Baggins
03-11-2006, 01:59 AM
in my defense, i had just gotten my lip/nipples pierced(stupid, I know), hence the swollen lip and lack of shirt.

i swear i don't look that gay irl

Don't lie. How much did the collagen injections cost? I know your type likes those DSLs.

David.
03-11-2006, 02:01 AM
Don't lie. How much did the collagen injections cost? I know your type likes those DSLs.

lol, my type does like the DSL's hence my attraction to your sister.

David.
03-11-2006, 02:01 AM
lol, my type does like the DSL's hence my attraction to your sister.

i donno where i'm going with this. D:

Ultra Peanut
03-11-2006, 02:59 AM
i donno where i'm going with this. D::|

el borracho
03-11-2006, 03:02 AM
David.

"Either/ Or"

David.
03-11-2006, 03:05 AM
David.

"Either/ Or"

lol i give up.


(album by the guy in my avatar btw)

David.
03-11-2006, 03:06 AM
:|

heh, i'm gonna guess this poster is psicosis

Rain Man
03-11-2006, 09:38 AM
I'll kill all of you

Start with Bwana. He'll be the easiest.

ENDelt260
03-11-2006, 09:41 AM
also, endelt has had my picture saved to his harddrive for like...over a year now.


WHO'S THE GAY ONE NOW?!?!

I just knew it would come in handy someday. Sometimes when you see things posted, you know you have to save them.

Over-Head
03-11-2006, 10:28 AM
in my defense, i had just gotten my lip/nipples pierced(stupid, I know), hence the swollen lip and lack of shirt.

i swear i don't look that gay irl

I could see a "Rain Man" poll comming off this post.ROFL

Over-Head
03-11-2006, 10:30 AM
I just knew it would come in handy someday. Sometimes when you see things posted, you know you have to save them.

Yep, kinda like the pic that surfaces every now and then making our ever lovable resident planet guitar player look like a Dee Snyder wanna be ROFL

Ultra Peanut
03-11-2006, 05:03 PM
heh, i'm gonna guess this poster is psicosis¿Who?

HolmeZz
03-11-2006, 05:20 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/jrc6248/davidisgay.jpg

That is the hottest chick I've ever seen.

Lonewolf Ed
03-11-2006, 05:22 PM
How the **** hard are you biting?

It's not so much how hard I bite, but when I latch on and shake my head from side to side like a dog with an old sock. A nipple ring would mess my teeth up something awful. :p

Demonpenz
03-11-2006, 05:32 PM
god i want to punch david right in the face

Phobia
03-11-2006, 08:40 PM
That looks like the Birdman sig. Heh heh.