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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are defects of the circulatory system that are generally believed to arise during embryonic or fetal development or soon after birth. Although AVMs can develop in many different sites, those located in the brain or spinal cord can have especially widespread effects on the body.
Carly just has her MRI/MRA exam yesterday and there has been no growth since last year... PHEW!!! Does anybody else notice that symptoms (pain + swelling) increase when the temperature outside does?Continue
Hey everyone! I'm wondering if anyone has any information as to whether or not an AVM survivor can donate blood when their AVM has been "obliterated".I went to donate blood with a friend today — it's been 6 years since the AVM in my brain was…Continue
As most of you may or may not be aware, this asylum is run by the inmates. Less than a year ago I was new here and struggling to come to terms with my new lifestyle. A big thank you to all the people that offered helpful advice on my journey. I…Continue
I was diagnosed with an AVM in my right calf when I was 10. Was born with an enlarged calf, and it progressed through the years, resulting in pain and constant aches. Had one removal attempt when I was 10 in 2000, embolization in 2001, and a third…Continue
I'm Jerrod"Tex" I've been on here for quit sometime. Joined in search of some answers, but in doing so I've found that I had inspired many that needed just a shoulder to lean on I'm a long term stroke survivor. Have help many in their search in…Continue
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