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What symptoms do you have with an avm?

What symptoms do you have with an avm?

Depends on location: Avms may present with a bleed, which may be manifest as a headache or alteration in level of consciousness. Patients may also present with a seizure. This is from the ischemia to the surrounding brain as most of the blood to the area is going to the avm rather than the brain. Focal motor deficits may occur if the avm causes adjacent brain (motor area) to suffer from a shunting of blood to the avm. ...Read more

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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

Is an abnormal connection and proliferation of the connection ...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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What do you recommend if I had a avm removed and still have pain?

What do you recommend if I had a avm removed and still have pain?

Patience.: Unfortunately, removing AVMs only occasionally helps with pain. AVMs are removed to reduce your bleeding risk in the future, not necessarily to help with other symptoms such as pain. That being said, sometimes symptoms such as pain improve with time. If you have concerns, speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Is antidepressants bad if you have an avm?

Is antidepressants bad if you have an avm?

Not necessarily: It's true that ssri-type antidepressants are linked with slightly increased risk of bleeding -- most often in the GI tract, and especially when combined with Aspirin or nsaids. Personally, i've seen one woman develop a petechial skin rash when she added baby Aspirin to prozac. But there is little evidence linking ssri's to intracerebral bleeding. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15794724. ...Read more

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What are activities to avoid if I have an avm?

Depends on location: Where the avm is located will dictate any physical restrictions. If it is on your leg or arm, then no real restrictions except to avoid direct trauma to the area. If inside an internal organ, then there may be more restrictions. If it is intracranial, then avoid any contact sports that could injure it and cause bleeding. ...Read more

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I had a avm removed and still have pain, what do you think is wrong?

I had a avm removed and still have pain, what do you think is wrong?

See your doc: Many AVMs can recur if not completely removed. Your persistent pain may be related to this. ...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 to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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What causes an avm to develop in the fetus?

Depends: There are a variety of mechanisms that lead to vascular malformations. Some are related to familial predispositions while other are purely sporadic errors in the process of development. ...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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