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A teenager who had been prescribed a contraceptive pill to clear up her acne died after suffering a blood clot, an inquest heard yesterday.

Hours before her death, Shannon Deakin, 16, had gone to an out-of-hours surgery with ‘knife-like’ pains in her thigh.

She saw a newly-qualified locum GP, Dr Karim Mohammed, who excluded deep vein thrombosis as a cause and gave her antibiotics instead. He told Shannon to see her family doctor within two days if she wasn’t feeling better, but she died 12 hours later.

An inquest was told the midwifery student had been prescribed the oral contraceptive Dianette by her GP. The pill is known to carry a higher risk of developing blood clots compared to similar pills.

Shannon had been taking the Pill for a month before coming off it four weeks before she died on December 4 last year.

A post-mortem examination showed she died from a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot moving from her leg to her chest, which the pathologist described as ‘extremely rare’.

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Yepper.....non qualified 'doctors' on staff......but, a warm body is a warm body...... which is what you get under socialized medicine....

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