Mother-of-three died in agony from Crohn’s disease after doctors said she was ‘imagining most of her pain’

A woman who visited hospital 50 times in the lead up to her death was told by medics the chronic pain she suffered was all in her head, her husband claims.

Michelle Ashby, 43, spent three years in and out of hospital suffering from inflammatory bowel disease Crohn's before she died

Michelle Ashby, 43, spent three years in and out of hospital suffering from inflammatory bowel disease Crohn’s.

The mother-of-three from Gillingham, Kent, died on January 18 last year.

The cause of death was first given as pneumonia, caused by Crohn’s disease.

But a post mortem examination revealed she actually died from multiple organ failure stemming from a perforation to her bowel.

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