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Artery Venous Malformation?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 23, 2006
  • 07:42 AM


When i was having mild seizures 2 yrs ago, I had an MRI and a CT scan that discovered white matter lesions on my brain. I tested positive for Lyme disease and was treated. I still have a lot of neuorlogical symptoms and chest pain related to the Lyme disease.

When having the scan of my brain at Mayo they discovered an artery venous defect. I overheard the neurologist and his resident talking outside my room. I got copies of my records later that confirmed this, but NO one has told me anything about it!

Lately I have been getting lots of sharp pains in my head in my left temple area. I was going back over some of my old records and found the brain scan report about the defect and that is the area it is in.

Since my doctors never told me about the artery venous defect in my brain I thought I shouldn't be concerned, but know with the headaches, eye twitching, and return of possible seizures I am wondering what to do.. I also get chest pains and an irregular heartbeat but I think that is just the lyme in there. I have a blood clotting disease too called Factor V Leiden but I don't take any medicine for that.

Should I get another brain scan? Anybody know if there is a treatment for this or am I just lucky to be alive right now? Is the return of my symptoms just my chronic lyme disease getting worse? Why don't doctors tell you when they find something wrong so you would at least know what to do if something bad is happening to you?

Yikes. any insight is appreciated.

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  • By the way, I am in my early 30's in case that makes a difference.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2006
    • 07:45 AM
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