Cerebral arteriovascular malformation

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What is cerebral arteriovascular malformation?

Normally, there is a fine network of capillaries running between the arteries and the veins throughout your brain. Cerebral arteriovascular malformations, also known as arteriovascular malformations (AVM), are disorders of blood vessels in the brain that are present at birth.

Common symptoms reported by people with cerebral arteriovascular malformation

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cerebral arteriovascular malformation

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epsom salt lotion)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Young Living Essential Oils)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with cerebral arteriovascular malformation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cerebral arteriovascular malformation

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
loss of short term memory short term memory problems
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Epsom salt lotion)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1) stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acid reflux
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Young Living Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cerebral arteriovascular malformation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cerebral arteriovascular malformation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 10
30s 26
40s 24
50s 21
60s 20
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 31
Female 76

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 52
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from cerebral arteriovascular malformation patients who have completed their condition history
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