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Old 09-27-2008, 04:59 PM
amoore amoore is offline
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Default Having problems w/ AVM on left arm

Hi everyone! I have had my AVM since birth but did not start having problems with it until I was about 13. Around the age of 16 I had alcohol injections in several different places in my arm and it really worked. I had no pain or swelling for years and it actually made it appear lighter in color. Well I am 23 now and started having problems again when I started taking birth control pills. I believe it happened because of the progesterone that can cause blood clots but I cant find a doctor that has any answers! I stopped taking the pills and the swelling started to go down and then I became pregnant! Now the swelling and pain is back. I found out that when you are pregnant you produce natural progesterone and levels just get higher the farther along you are. If anyone has expierienced this or has any suggestions, I would love to hear back from you. Thanks for listening.
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