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DES Info:  A DES Daughter discovery

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Today I discovered I was a DES daughter. I’m 67 years old now.

 

When I was 21 I had surgery to remove a fallopian tumor that had grown to the size of a large melon. I was never able to conceive.

 

In 1951 my mother was given DES while carrying me to prevent miscarriage. She had a miscarriage with the baby she carried prior to me.

 

In reading about the repercussions of this drug, I believe that another possible side effect that I have experienced is a battle with obesity. I’ve never had a satiation point that would tell me I was full. I have always wondered why I able to do so much when I set my mind to something but was a total failure at getting pregnant or controlling my weight.

 

I cried today. I think it was relief to learn that these life altering issues might have been due to something beyond my control.

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Karen M. Fernandes
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