My mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor; what exactly is in it?

Vascular malform. An arteriovascular malformation is not a cancer or a true tumor. It is a congenital blood vessel malformation that may be only an incidental finding. If very large the avm could bleed, compress nearby brain tissue, or cause epilepsy. The avm is comprised of arteries and veins which connect directly and abnormally.
Avm or brain tumor? I believe that your question is avm vs brain tumor. This is likely a radiologic diagnosis and says that the appearance on the MRI scan is either avm or brain tumor. Avm refers to a "tangle of blood vessels" where the arteries flow directoy into the veins. These have a potential to bleed. These are different from brain tumors which have abnormal cells that grow and proliferate and increase in size.

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Should I be concerned if my mom was diagnosed with a avm brain tumor what exactly is it?

Not too much. Arterio-venous-malformation [avm] is a congenital abnormality in the blood vessels of the brain.. Very rarely there is a familial condition manifested clinical by this type of abnormalities... Read more...

Afraid my mom has a brain tumor?

Is there a reason. for this fear? If she has symptoms that could be suggestive of a serious neurologic problem - then encourage her to be medically evaluated. If you have unrealistic fears about her health- then explore why that may be. Take care. Read more...

Please help me my mom has cancer she has a brain tumor and she's been in bed for 2 days straight and she eats but can't hold anything down?

Sorry to hear. I do not think anyone in health tap can help you other than urging you to call her oncologist or take her to the hospital for proper evaluation. Too many things can be going on and it would only be speculation from our part. Read more...

My mom was told her they suspect a brain tumor&won't find out until Tuesday. Would they say brain tumor if they weren't pretty certain already?

Hard to say. Often tests are ordered to "rule out" or "on suspicion of" so that insurance will pay. That is different from a Dr. telling a pt. that he/she truly suspects a certain diagnosis. BTW, in a radiology report "suspicious for" is a little more certain than "consistent with" and much less certain than "diagnostic of". Also all brain tumors are not alike, some are completely curable. Read more...

3 weeks ago, my mom had a brain tumor removed from her left lobe. Recently she has been experiencing a pulse rate of mid 90-105. Should I worry?

Rapid rate. This is a mildly rapid resting heart rate which can be caused by fever,medications,anemia,anxiety,caffeine,alcohol,chocolate,etc. More information is needed. Discuss this with her physician who has more information about her. Read more...
This should be ok. If your mother has no complaints of pain, heart racing or shortness of breath don`t worry and follow with your doctor as scheduled. Slight tachycardia after a recent surgery is probably normal. Read more...
Fast heart beat. The faster heart beat may be secondary to debility after surgery, but better to have it checked out. Read more...

Dizzy falling feeling. Hard to focus. Tired all the time. Body feels heavy. My mom just had a brain tumor removed. Are those hereditary?

Dizziness. Yes, some brain tumors are familial and/ or hereditary, but it is statistically unlikely your symptoms are indicative of a brain tumor. Nevertheless, dizziness and fatigue should be investigated. It is possible these symptoms reflect an anxiety reaction, which is quite natural, over what your mother must be going through. Read more...

Do all people with a brain tumor experience seizures with sever headaches, or can symptoms be much more subtle? My moms always dizzy lately...

O K before you. conclude the cause , take your mom to a doctor , for a check up , for hypertension ( B P ) , diabetes , circulatory diseases etc the most common cause for dizziness before you think about brain tumor . Read more...