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Diethylstilbestrol (Definition)

It was mistakenly used in the past (until 1971 in the us) to prevent miscarriages and premature delivery. It was later recognized to increase the risk iof certain cancers in mothers and babies exposed to it, as well as causing abnormal development of sexual organs ...Read more


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What DES an abdominal pelvis cat scan show?

What DES an abdominal pelvis cat scan show?

CT scan: Typically everything in the 'belly' - liver, lower parts of the lung, stomach, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, gall bladder, small & large intestines, kidneys, gynecologic structures, bladder, prostate, - & all th muscles & bones in that region. ...Read more

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What to do in DES moines to get to see alternative provider?

Google: On google, use the words 'alternative provider' + 'des moines' should give you a list of local providers. You could be more specific if you want for instance acupuncture or hypnotherapy by adding that term to the search. ...Read more

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How much damage did DES do?

Major, for some.: Female infants of mothers who got DES in pregnancy were possiibly affected. They could have uterine malformations making it hard to carry a baby to term. Vaginal or cervical adenosis is glandular tissue. Rarely, clear cell cancer of the cervix could occur. ...Read more

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Did a lot of DES daughters die from it?

Did a lot of DES daughters die from it?

Yes: Diethylstilbestrol (des) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940-1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor, & related complications of pregnancy. Women who took DES during pregnancy have an increased risk of breast cancer.
Increased risks of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix & of breast cancer have been found for daughters. ...Read more

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What is the scope of problem from DES now?

Minimal.: Des (diethyl-stilbestrol) was an estrogen-like drug given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. It causes female offspring to have uterine malformations, vaginal adenosis that can be disabling, and a rare kind of cancer, clear cell cancer of the cervix. There may not be any symptoms. Des has not been used since the 60"s so "des daughters" are menopausal now. ...Read more

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I'm 58 years old male. Had a DES deployed 2 years ago. Can I train for half marathon?

I'm 58 years old male. Had a DES deployed 2 years ago. Can I train for half marathon?

Absolutely.: But if you weren't very active in the past 2 years start slowly and gradually work your way up to more intense training. ...Read more

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Bonsoir, je veux savoir combien de pourcentage de goudron y a t il dans les poumons après de dix-ans DES cigarettes? Merciiiiiiiii

Combien?: Dix ANS. ..Mais combien DES cigarettes-un paquet par jour? Avec vingt cigarettes par jour tu accumuleras 200 grams de goudron dans les poumons chaque an. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a rare DES ease, denoted by a four letter a acronym I can't remember, whereby my spine is fusing together. Why?

I have been diagnosed with a rare DES ease, denoted by a four letter a acronym I can't remember, whereby my spine is fusing together. Why?

DISH: Dish or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a fairly common condition usually in men over 50 and it causes some stiffness and achiness if any symptoms. It results from a calcification of the adjoining ligaments of the spine essentially fusing them together. The cause is not known, that is why it is called idiopathic. ...Read more

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When can I stop worrying about cancer if I am a DES daughter?

When can I stop worrying about cancer if I am a DES daughter?

Now: Most of the lesions due to intra-uterine DES exposure occur in young women/girls. Des has not been in use for over 30 years. However, you should get regular check-ups and pap smear, like any other woman. ...Read more

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Went off the pill last des, struggle to get period. Its almost a year. Had it 3 times in this year. Should I be concern?

Yes: You obviously are not ovulating and your hormones are out of balance. You need to see your FP of GYN to be evaluated and treated, especially if you desires for fertility. ...Read more

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After 7 month of having DES can you develop complications or inflammation? Feeling burning sensation? What tests could be done

After 7 month of having DES can you develop complications or inflammation? Feeling burning sensation? What tests could be done

Prob Not DES: While the stainless stent & DES coatings are foreign & rarely people have had immune problems seemingly related to a few of the drug binding coatings, at 7 months, symptoms likely something new (gerd?), restenosis, etc. Optimize NMR particle test (not chol.), hba1c, BP (study my other answers), i.e. The primary issues driving artery disease nearly always more effective & find better assistance. ...Read more

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I have had an ongoing cough for around 4 years. I am not a smoker. Had tests done numerous times. Some des thought it was feeds. Take Prilosec. I ha?

I have had an ongoing cough for around 4 years. I am not a smoker. Had tests done numerous times. Some des thought it was feeds. Take Prilosec. I ha?

Have you considered: Given that this has been ongoing for 4 years, and apparently has not deteriorated to anything worse, have you considered Vocal Cord Dysfunction? This commonly goes under diagnosed, because it requires a scope to take a look at your vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can I take tisan des chartreux de durbon. If I'm on birth control?

Can I take tisan des chartreux de durbon. If I'm on birth control?

No info: I cannot find any info on the types of herbs that are in it. It is a mixture. My suggestion is to read the box and see if it states the ingredients. Then do a search with that ingredient's name and put "drug interactions" in quotes and then click search. You can also try again and put one of the ingredients and then "clinical studies" in a search query. Don't trust any page that sells it! ...Read more

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Do people stillsuffer cancer or other side effects from DES use of their moms?

Do people stillsuffer cancer or other side effects from DES use of their moms?

Not common: The increased risk of clear cell adenocarcimoma of the vagina and uterus and later, breast cancer was noted around 1971. This problem tends to be mainly in the baby boom generation and slightly beyond. If your mother was given this drug during pregnancy there are a number of screenings suggested. Your gyn doctor should be very helpful. Your age sounds a little young for this issue. ...Read more

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At what age can I stop feeling guilty about taking DES in pregnancy decades ago?

At what age can I stop feeling guilty about taking DES in pregnancy decades ago?

Now: There is no eason for you to feel guilty. It was not your "fault" you took the medication. It was thought to have a eneficial efect in poreventing preterm deliveries of babies. While it probably did not work and caused a rare side effect in the cervix of children of mothers who were exposed. You had no reason to know there was a problem. So stop feeling guilty today! ...Read more

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What are some serious vaginal diseases that DES daughters can get and what are the symtoms?

Infert. And cancer: Des (diethyl-stilbestrol) was an estrogen-like drug given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. It causes female offspring to have uterine malformations, vaginal adenosis that can be disabling, and a rare kind of cancer, clear cell cancer of the cervix. There may not be any symptoms. Des has not been used since the 60"s. ...Read more

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How can I find out if my mom was prescribed DES (diethylstilbestro) in 1969 while she was pregnant?

How can I find out if my mom was prescribed DES (diethylstilbestro) in 1969 while she was pregnant?

Medical records.: Who was her doctor? You may be able to find out if he or she prescribed DES - not all doctors recommended it. ...Read more

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I had a DES placed in my LAD 30 days ago. How long does it take for the endothilial cells to cover the stent cage in this type of stent?

Atleast 1 year: In order for struts of stent to be fully endothelialised and before one can even consider altering dual amtiplatelet therapy, a full 12 months ought to pass. There are other features such as lesion length, and angulation that may warrant even longer DAPT - discuss with ur interventional cardiologist. Data suggests outcome curves continue to diverge, so benefit upto 18 months post DES for dapt. ...Read more

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I know the normal range for Des Gamma Carboxy (DCP) blood count is up to 7.5. If I am taking warfarin what would be considered a "normal" range?

I know the normal range for Des Gamma Carboxy (DCP) blood count is up to 7.5. If I am taking warfarin what would be considered a "normal" range?

Almost never used: I have been a hematologist for 30 years, and I have never ordered this test. Warfarin is dosed according to the widely available prothrombin time test. All the guiding clinical trials are based on that measurement. ...Read more

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I am Gym fanatic. But have now been diagnosed with Corony Artery Spasm. I am on medication and still undergoing outpatient appointments. But I am des?

I am Gym fanatic. But have now been diagnosed with Corony Artery Spasm. I am on medication and still undergoing outpatient appointments. But I am des?

Coronary Spasm: I am Gym fanatic. But have now been diagnosed with Corony Artery Spasm. I am on medication and still undergoing outpatient appointments. But I am des? ANS: Would be good to know your age, medical Hx, Family hx. I do not recognize "des? ". What meds are being given. Exercise may protect from heart disease but diet does it better. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of vaginal cancer in DES daughter?

Significant: Women exposed while in the womb are 40 times more likely to develop vaginal or cervical cancer than women not exposed. The studies are primarily done on women who have not gone into menopause yet. ...Read more

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Explain the risks for me of my mother taking a medication called des?

Uterus and vagina.: Female infants of mothers who got DES in pregnancy were possiibly affected. They could have uterine malformations making it hard to carry a baby to term. Vaginal or cervical adenosis is glandular tissue. Rarely, clear cell cancer of the cervix could occur. ...Read more

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Des heavy alcohol consumption cause cancer?

Des heavy alcohol consumption cause cancer?

Absolutely: Alcohol consumption is strongly linked with the development of oral cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Do many DES kids have some kind of vagina cancer or something wrong down there?

Do many DES kids have some kind of vagina cancer or something wrong down there?

Exposure: Babies of mother who were exposed to DES have risks. Of the babies are girls the might be at risk of having clear cell carcinoma of the uterus. They are also at risk of having a uterine malformation. Commonly known as t-shape uterus which might be a cause of infertility. ...Read more

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I have DVA on right side of brain. I'm also DES daughter. Is there a known correlation?

DES daughters: There is as yet no known correlation between being a "DES daughter" and having a DVA. There are disorders of the upper vagina and cervix, and an increase in adenocarcinoma, but no neurological abnormalities connected to a mother who had DES exposure. ...Read more

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Having been a "des" baby and cervical cancer in family should I wait for insurance before first pap in 6 years?

Having been a "des" baby and cervical cancer in family should I wait for insurance before first pap in 6 years?

DES cancer risk: That is a tough question to answer, because you don't want to wait to long, but if you have an abnormal pap smear before you get insurance, that might be a "pre-existing condition" for some insurance companies.
The best thing is either to get insurance now, or see what options are available in your community for a free exam (susan g komen, planned parenthood, free clinics). ...Read more

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IM 29 wks. My last period was on Dec 19th and I had sex dat day before it came on. I had sex wit a different person on DES 2 dates Dec 24th and Jan 2.

IM 29 wks. My last period was on Dec 19th and I had sex dat day before it came on. I had sex wit a different person on DES 2 dates Dec 24th and Jan 2.

Not Enough Info: You may do well to go to one of the numerous websites dedicated to helping patients understand their own pregnancies. You need a conception calculator. Here is the one I recommend: http://www. Babymed. Com/pregnancy-due-date-calculator. I would put in the info if you had provided any more specific data. But, you did not get pregnant before your period. You get pregnant after your period!!!!! ...Read more

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Would an echocardiogram show restenosis, DES rejection or inflammation of arterie?

Would an echocardiogram show restenosis, DES rejection or inflammation of arterie?

No: Only if restenosis caused enough blood flow restriction to cause a wall motion abnormality on echo.
An artery inflammation would be better screened by lab testing.
Stents would not typicaly be considered 'rejected'. There would be a certain inflammatory reaction as the stent heals in place and the body covers it with skin. If the stent is not expanded properly, there could be a problem with des. ...Read more

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Had DES in mid LAD february 2013. Is there a test like ultra sound to see if there is restenoses? Or something were the arteries can be seen?

Had DES in mid LAD february 2013. Is there a test like ultra sound to see if there is restenoses? Or something were the arteries can be seen?

Depends: I assume you are asking is there a non-invasive test to check for restenosis. The non-invasive test to check for restenosis would be either an exercixe or nuclear stress test. An invasive test requiring a cardiac catheterization can use an ivus (intravascular ultrasound) to examine the stent by ultrasound. Paying attention to symptoms that occur can also give indication of restenosis. ...Read more

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My mother used DES while she was pregnant with me. Does this use of DES in utero increase the risk of endometriosis?

My mother used DES while she was pregnant with me. Does this use of DES in utero increase the risk of endometriosis?

No, but....: This is a tough question. First of all, the use of DES was a long time ago. How old are you? It is unlikely that reproductive age women were exposed to des. Des did cause uterine abnormalities, but I don't know of any evidence that it increased the risk of endometriosis. ...Read more

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After mom took DES in pregnancy is it possible to get cervical cancer from this?

After mom took DES in pregnancy is it possible to get cervical cancer from this?

Vaginal cancer: Des is associated with the development of vaginal adenosis and clear cell carcinoma of the vagina in the offspring of women who took DES during pregnancy. These lesions often occur in girls and young women. Carcinoma of the cervix may occur. Des use was discontinued about 30+ years ago. Regular checks ups with your doctor are advised, even without DES exposure. ...Read more