Re:Things that cause AVMs to enlarge
I think I've been on the wrong board in my previous postings, but I have a veinous malformation on my tongue. I'm 32 and have had it since birth, but it has increased in size over the last 10 years resulting in my teeth shifting, so I'm scheduled to start treatments next week. (A series of 3 CO2 laser treatments 6 weeks apart to hopefully reduce the size.)
I have taken birth control for about 10 years now and have never noticed any impact on my tongue. Things that do impact me are: alcohol (gives new meaning to a hangover), colds/various illnesses, and sometimes physical activity. The effects I have are either swelling or some soreness.
My regular physician told me that when I decide to have children they will need to watch me because he believes that might impact it or even cause others to grow.