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Posted by @suhcuddo in Women's Health, Jan 9, 2012

Does anyone here know about the drug D.E.S.? My mother took it to keep me from miss carrying. I know it was banned in 1959 or 1960 right around there. What I would like to know is what is it exactly, why was it banned, and how does it affect me or my daughter?

Tags: womens health, Other, pregnancy


Posted by @anon15485092, Jan 10, 2012

DES is dystilbestrol. It can cause uterine cancer in someone whose mother has taken it while carrying. Make sure to have a gyn checkup and pap smear. Don't be alarmed but take precautions. Email me at for more details.


Posted by @dorkmom2, Apr 22, 2013

i'm an 8 year survivor of uterine cancer,i was told my cancer was not related to the D.E.S. my mother was given to prevent losing me.who knows,i did have my cervix and ovaries removed though.i was told i wouldn't be given hormone replacements as it would increase my risk for breast cancer.i had 2 kids four years apart so don't believe complete infertilility was an issue. i am more concerned about that for my daughter.

Posted by Anonymous-95274fcf, Feb 6, 2012

I don't know much about it but I do know my relative's mother took it and her baby got cervical cancer after her 3rd child.


Posted by @suhcuddo, Feb 6, 2012

She was able to have more than one child? She was lucky. I was able to have one but that was at the very start of my cycles. I'm concerned that my RLS may be conected to it some how. Does your relative have anyother problems?


Posted by @deliasanderson, Feb 9, 2012

she also has arthritis but keeps it under control with swimming. she's extremely active, has been in remission (of the cervical cancer for 30 yrs). Her high level of activity and good diet keep her looking strong and feeling strong. She looks 30 yrs younger than she is.

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