Transvaginal Ultrasound best Detector of dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies

These scans examine a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix and vagina

Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn't rely on clinical exam alone, experts say
Ultrasound best Detector of Dangerous Ectopic Pregnancies

Ectopic pregnancy, in which the fertilized egg grows in the fallopian tubes or other spots outside the uterus, typically leads to miscarriage and can even prove fatal.  Now, a review of the data finds that taking a patient’s history along with a clinical exam is not enough to diagnose the condition in women with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy.
Instead, the researchers concluded that transvaginal ultrasound is the single best way to evaluate suspected ectopic pregnancy. These scans examine a woman’s reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix and vagina
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DES Daughters are at a higher risk for ectopic/tubal pregnancies.

Read Women with symptoms in early pregnancy shouldn’t rely on clinical exam alone, experts say by Robert Preidt, April 23, 2013
Sources Does This Woman Have an Ectopic Pregnancy? The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review by the JAMA Network

DES, Drug of the Past?

Risks for DES exposed daughters compared to non-exposed
Is DES a drug of the past?

Not really, check out the chart highlighting today’s increased health risks…

Read Women exposed to Diethylstilbestrol in the Womb face increased Cancer Risk from the NIH/National Cancer Institute,
October 6, 2011

Pregnancy for DES Daughters

While pregnancy is probably the most beautiful experience of a women’s life, for DES Daughters it is not…

For many reasons (not only medical but also psychological), a DES pregnancy is not like any other pregnancy. DES daughters require high risk obstetric care, early confirmation of pregnancy and psychological support throughout their pregnancy due to an increased risk of complications.

Heartbreaking story! Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy

Misdiagnosed Ectopic : Heartache for Moms

Baby Born Deformed After Misdiagnosed Ectopic PregnancyHeartbreaking story! ” Baby Born Deformed After Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy “. This tragedy doesn’t seem to be related to DES but we have to remember that DES Daughters have an elevated risk of ectopic pregnancy, up to three times the risk of unexposed women…

If you know that you have been exposed to DES and are trying for a baby, make sure you tell your doctor and demand proper DES pregnancy care and monitoring.

Read DES studies on fertility and pregnancy.

YouTube DES Videos in English

The story of the multi generations DiEthylStilbestrol tragedy in videos

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – Arthur L Herbst, MD – 40th Anniversary of DES Paper
2011. “Commemorating Arthur L Herbst and the 40th Anniversary of His Landmark DES Paper“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – WCVB-TV “Chronicle” Segment on DES Diethylstilbestrol
2011. “February 18, 2011–WCVB-TV Boston’s newsmagazine “Chronicle” interviewed longtime DES activist/DES historian Andrea Goldstein, DES Daughter and “Wonder Drug” screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy, and DES researcher Dr. Julie Palmer for its segment on DES (diethylstilbestrol)“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – DES concerns: The next generation
2011. “DES has consequences for those who took it, their children and maybe their grandchildren“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – Caitlin McCarthy of Wonder Drug at 2010 AOF Fest
2010. “Meet the incredibly talented Caitlin McCarthy, author of the fantastic screenplay WONDER DRUG from her Award Winning appearance at the 2010 AOF Festival in Pasadena CA 2010. The multi-award winning writer talks about her work in this interview“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – Hearing DES Daughters
2010. “IES113Hearing DES DAUGHTERS“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
2009. “Women at increased risk have a higher chance of getting cervical cancer than women at average risk. Women at increased risk include those who have: Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure before birth“.

YouTube DiEthylStilboestrol’s Channel – Question on Ectopic Pregnancies
2009. “AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY IS SERIOUS: CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR. Answering the Question for DprJones“.

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