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I have an avm on my rt butt cheeck it is also wrapped around colon and uterus will this keep me from ever having children?

I have an avm on my rt butt cheeck it is also wrapped around colon and uterus will this keep me from ever having children?

Uncertain: Without more information, it is not possible to say whether carrying a pregnancy to term is reasonable or not. Also, it may be possible to be pregnant but not to give birth vaginally.. Your avm sounds fairly extensive, and the doctors who defined the extent of the avm are better able to answer that question. Giving birth yourself is only one way of being a parent. I wish you well ...Read more

Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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How is an avm diagnosed?

How is an avm diagnosed?

Visualize: Many arteriovenous malformations (avm) are on the surface and can be seen. Others can be deep, and/or large and may make noise(bruit) or affect limb size, create secondary symptoms-heart failure. The usual small ones of childhood may resorb or shrink over time. Others may need intervention or surgery. ...Read more

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How do you locate an avm?

How do you locate an avm?

Radiology: Ct angiogram cerebral angiography mri mr angiography these are all used to locate avm's. ...Read more

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What is spinal avm?

What is spinal avm?

Complex Question: A spinal avm is a complex tangle of arteries and veins that occurs within the spinal cord. It can be asymptomatic, or can cause neurologic deficits, rarely it can bleed and cause additional problems. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for avm?

It depends: Avm is arterial venous malformation. I assume you are concerned about this in the brain. Large ones near the surface can be treated by direct removal. Directed emboli can close off feeders. Directed radiation can shrink some. Deep lying types often need to be left alone. Genetic types can be multiple including in the kidneys. In children they can cause heart failure and seizures. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of meniere disease be a avm?

Yes but not likely: Dizziness, ringing in the ears, and nausea are the the primary symptoms of meniere's disease. This disease is more common than aterio venous malformations. Nevertheless an avm which is located in certain areas of the brain could reproduce some of these symptoms but the common causes are more likely. ...Read more

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How does patients cope after an avm operation?

How does patients cope after an avm operation?

AVM operation: Coping with this surgery really depends on the neurological issues postop. Often physical and occupational therapy is advised during the recuperation. ...Read more

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What is avm and how does it relate to an aneurysm?

What is avm and how does it relate to an aneurysm?

Brain vessels: Both are potential sources of brain bleed. Avm is an abnormal tangle of brain blood vessels connecting from artery to vein, aneurysm is an outpouching or bubble on an artery with a weak wall. Both can rupture. Both are treated by neurosurgeons or other cerebrovascular specialists. Sometimes an aneurysm can form on the feeder vessel of an avm. ...Read more

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Can surgery on my avm help improve my short term memory?

Can surgery on my avm help improve my short term memory?

Location: Rarely can avm surgery improve short-term memory. However, if the avm is in a location to interfere with sensory input, alertness, or memory storage and retrieval, it is possible--though not likely--that surgery could help memory. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can surgery on my AVM help improve my short-term memory?

Can surgery on my AVM help improve my short-term memory?

Complex question: Surgery for AVM often depends on location, compression, prior bleeding or seizures, and risk of future strokes or hemorrhage. Some AVM's do affect memory circuits, and successful treatment may effect improvement. Best to do pre-operative neuro-psych testing, and assess current effects. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more


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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

Is an abnormal connection and proliferation of the connection ...Read more