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Diethylstilbestrol: Introduction

Diethylstilbestrol: DES is a synthetic form of estrogen that was used between the early 1940s and 1971. Some women took DES during ... more about Diethylstilbestrol.

Diethylstilbestrol: A synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Diethylstilbestrol is available below.

Symptoms of Diethylstilbestrol

  • Reproductive tract abnormality
  • Vaginal adenosis
  • Malformed cervix
  • Vaginal septa
  • Uterine cavity abnormality
  • more symptoms...»

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Diethylstilbestrol: Complications

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  • Complications occur in female children for women who took DES when pregnant
  • Vaginal cancer - a particularly type of vaginal cancer occurring in the teens or 20's for the female children.
  • Uterine abnormalities
  • Cervical abnormalities
  • Vaginal abnormalities
  • Vaginal adenosis
  • more complications...»

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DES is a synthetic form of estrogen that was used between the early 1940s and 1971. Some women took DES during pregnancy to prevent certain complications. Their DES-exposed daughters have an increased chance of developing abnormal cells (dysplasia ) in the cervix and vagina. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Definitions of Diethylstilbestrol:

DES; the acronym for diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic, nonsteroidal form of estrogen. A well-known teratogen and carcinogen, DES inhibits the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, thereby blocking the testicular synthesis of testosterone, lowering plasma testosterone, and inducing a chemical castration. (NCI04) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A potent estrogen used in medicine and in feed for livestock and poultry - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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