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Pill woman dies of rare clot trouble.

Byline: John Kelly

A YOUNG woman died from a complication with the Pill 15 days after going to A&E with chest pains.

Abbey Parkes, 20, who had been taking Logynon for six years, was given painkillers and prescribed steroids then sent home.

But in August a rare blood clotting disorder, Factor V Leiden, caused a fatal pulmonary embolism, an inquest heard.

She was rushed from her Stoke home to the city's University Hospital but was pronounced dead less than two hours later. A&E consultant Dr Alexander Hart said: "More people have triplets than a pulmonary embolism on the Pill. That's how unusual this is."

North Staffs assistant coroner Margaret Jones said: "The deceased died from a complication of Logynon contraceptive drug therapy, further complicated by the previouslyunknown genetic Factor V Leiden clotting disorder."


TRAGIC: Abbey Parkes

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jul 9, 2017
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