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Old 10-28-2012, 01:07 AM
EvenStevens EvenStevens is offline
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Default Questions - Please help


I am a 25 year old female who was, as a child, diagnosed with a Hemangioma though it never went away, which I suppose puts me in the general category of AVM.

Mine is on my right thigh, from above my knee to where my thigh starts, and I'm not sure any technical terms for this, but it seems to be in the muscle as well. If I do not exercise every day then my thigh muscle atrophies and it's hard to walk. That being said, I'm very healthy and I exercise for two hours each day while trying to keep the muscle built up.

In the past year or so I've noticed a bunch of cherry hemangiomas popping up in different places on my body. I'm wondering if this is because of my AVM or if it is something else I should be concerned about. Most of them are no bigger than a pen point though one that I've had on my head for many years now seems to have gotten bigger.

They're spread out but located on my stomach, my back, my head, my shoulders, and I have a couple of them on my left thigh.

I had two or three my whole life, but just in the past year 10+ have popped up. Should I see a doctor or should I consider this typical aging with AVM? My biggest problem is, due to the economy, my job does not offer health insurance so if I have to see a specialist I'm in trouble.

A year ago I was very overweight, and over the past 12 months I have lost almost 60 pounds. During the weight-loss, these started popping up more frequently. I'm wondering if it may be tied to that as well, or hormonal changes. I'm just worried they're going to keep coming, or get bigger.

Any advice/guidance/tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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