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What are activities to avoid if I have an avm?

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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Arteriovenous Malformation (Definition)

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


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I have an avm and multiple aneurysms. For the last day or so I have had a dull headache and waves of nausea and dizziness. Is this avm related?

I have an avm and multiple aneurysms. For the last day or so I have had a dull headache and waves of nausea and dizziness. Is this avm related?

Possibly: The avm and the aneurysms can bleed. This can lead to headaches. What you describe is not the classic " worst headache of ones life" that is seen with aneurysm rupture. However, if there are small leaks or bleeds from the aneurysms or avm, this could lead to some of your symptoms. It should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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I have an avm over my primary and secondary motor cortex focal seizures to right upper extremities didn't show on EEG . Why not?

Negative EEG: The eeg is often normal in people with focal seizures, especially if the seizure occurs without loss of consciousness. This is because a seizure has to involve a minimum area of cortex for it to be seen on the surface of the scalp. The signal is attenuated through bone and scalp. Also, a seizure focus can occur deep inside or be oriented parallel to the scalp and not be seen on eeg. ...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 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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What are symptoms you have with an avm?

What are symptoms you have with an avm?

Depends on location: Avms can present with hemorrhage or seizure. If the avm is located close to the motor region, they can also present with focal weakness because of ischemia from the "steal" phenomenon associated with the avm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an avm and an aureysm?

What is the difference between an avm and an aureysm?

Anatomic: An avm or ateriovenous malformation occurs when there is a direct communication between an artery and vien. An aneurysm is a weakening in the wall of an artery which can cause it to enlarge. Avm's can be secondary to trauma, hereditary, and other causes. Aneurysms can be caused by trauma, athrosclerosis, infection, or hereditary. The anatomic location is important. ...Read more

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