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How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

How will arteriovenous malformations affect my health going forward?

More information: Arterio-venous malformations at the basic level is an abnormal connection to an artery and vein. They can occur anywhere in the body and can be something you are born with (congenital) or acquired, usually through penetrating trauma. They can cause problems with bleeding or shunting of blood or allowing bacteria or clots to pass through them. The symptoms relate to where they are located. ...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 will myelopathy affect my health going forward?

How will myelopathy affect my health going forward?

Avoid further trauma: Once myelopathy is diagnosed, your spinal cord needs to be treated gently. Avoid contact sports, impacts to your head, falls, bouncing or jarring. If surgery is required to relieve pressure on your spinal cord, then pursue it. Your spinal cord function can improve after surgery but will not return to normal tolerance to extreme activities. Walking, riding a bike, and swimming are good exercises. ...Read more

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How will anemia affect my health going forward?

How will anemia affect my health going forward?

Depends on cause: Anemia is low blood count and may be mild or serious. Either you body does not produce enough red cells (blood cell cancer, uremia, chemotherapy, low iron, malnutrition) or you are actively bleeding (ulcers, trauma, GI malignancy, gu malignancy) or you are destroying your cells (inherited, splenic overactivity). Your hematologist needs to sort this out. If the cause is gone, you can do well. ...Read more

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How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

How will placental abruption affect my health going forward?

Not much: As long as you are not a smoker, have a chronic respiratory illness such as asthma there usually is not an issue with subsequent pregnancies. In the non-pregnant state, no impact on your future health as long as the abruption was properly treated. ...Read more

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How will hives affect my health going forward?

How will hives affect my health going forward?

Hives: Usually just uncomfortable and sometimes unsightly. Most times hives will burn out, never to return. Sometimes they fester or will come & go intermittently. Antihistamines are best for suppression. Long term side effects from hives are not something to worry about. If you are worried, definitely see an allergist to test for what might be the causative factor to get it treated. ...Read more

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How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

Many ways: Cocaine is a type of drug that affects your blood vessels. It causes them to constrict, and change shape. This limits blood flow to your vital organs, like your heart and brain. Cocaine use and withdrawal is also associated with mania and depression, respectively. ...Read more

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How will barretts esophagus affect my health going forward?

How will barretts esophagus affect my health going forward?

May get worse: Barrett's esophagus results from damage to the lining of the esophagus due to gastric acid and enzymes backing up into the esophagus. It may cause bleeding, ulceration, scarring and over a longer time may result in cancer. Initial treatment is with antacids, but depending on the defect and extent of damage, it may be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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How will having cerebral aneurysm affect my long-term health?

How will having cerebral aneurysm affect my long-term health?

Cerebral aneurysm: If it is very small it should not affect our health but it may need to be monitored. Larger aneurysms need surgical or endovascular repair. ...Read more

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How will having aortic aneurysm affect me down the road?

How will having aortic aneurysm affect me down the road?

Depends: It depends on location and cause. Aneurysms are at risk for two major complications- rupture and dissection (which can lead to rupture or other problems such has blockage of other arteries or stroke). How quickly an aneurysm grows and the risk of rupture is related to underlying cause and annual or biannual imaging will be indicated to track the size. ...Read more

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How will immotile cilia syndrome affect my health going forward?

How will immotile cilia syndrome affect my health going forward?

Respiratory issues: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd), also known as immotile ciliary syndrome or kartagener syndrome (ks), is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes a defect in the action of the cilia lining the respiratory tract ) and fallopian tube, and also of the flagella of sperm in males. It can cause respiratory problems due to the inability to move mucus, as well as infertility i. ...Read more

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How will rattlesnake bite affect my health going forward?

How will rattlesnake bite affect my health going forward?

Minimally: If the area where you were bitten has healed without complication, there should be no further problems from appropriately treated rattlesnake bite. ...Read more

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How will having elevated brain pressure affect my long-term health?

How will having elevated brain pressure affect my long-term health?

Bad, bad, bad: Elevated intracranial pressure causes many difficulties in addition to permanent changes to the optic nerves, loss of vision, enlargement of the ventricles of the brain, and potentially brain damage if not corrected. The brain is a very delicate structure and should be treated very delicately. Make sure you are getting proper treatment and vigilant followup. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on my brain stem. Any idea on how long it will take my eyes to heal?

I had brain surgery to remove a cavernous malformation on my brain stem. Any idea on how long it will take my eyes to heal?

Depends on healing: MairaQ, After brain surgery, any new neurologic deficit will heal. The amount of healing depends on how badly brain was injured. The duration of healing is easy to figure out. It depends on how rapidly or slowly you are healing. If it has been a few weeks since your surgery and your eyes are getting better, then the healing will be fast. If it has been years, the healing will take a long time. ...Read more

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How will having bladder rupture affect me down the road?

How will having bladder rupture affect me down the road?

Usually no problems: If diagnosed and treated properly, usually no long term problems. Rupture is usually associated with other problems, usually trauma, so any long term issues are usually secondary to lasting issues from the trauma. ...Read more

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How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

How will having compression fracture affect me down the road?

Should be fine: Most people with a single compression fracture wil be able to function without much difficulty. Some patients a mild back ache but nothing that prevents them from doing most everything. If older people have multiple compression fractures from osteoporosis sometimes that can be debilitating. ...Read more

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How will hair loss in patches affect my health going forward?

How will hair loss in patches affect my health going forward?

Not at all: At least, not the hair loss per se. Hair loss, in and of itself, is not a health altering condition. The bigger question is, what is the cause, and how does the cause affect your health. ...Read more

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How will having acoustic neuroma affect my child's long-term health?

How will having acoustic neuroma affect my child's long-term health?

Hearing, face weak: Acoustic neuromas- also called vestibular schwannoma are benign growths on the 8th cranial nerve. Depending on the location and size, they can cause hearing loss and facial weakness. Some people are permanently cured with minimal difficulty. Some people develop facial paralysis along with hearing loss in the ear connected to the tumor. Hope your child does well. ...Read more