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what are links between pelvic pain and uterine a.v.ms?

By October 27, 2011 - 5:35pm
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I was diagnosed with uterine arterial vascular malformation 8-9 months ago and underwent a hystroscope and uterine arterial embolization where they did a full block of my left artery and a partial block of the right. Now i have been experiencing pain in my lower right abdomen for a few months. I am just wondering if anybody knows of possible links between the two problems.

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Hi Jenny-Lynn!

Arterial venous malformation (AVM) of the uterus is an uncommon condition diagnosed in those with severe vaginal bleeding. There are two types of uterine AVM: acquired and congenital. Acquired uterine AVMs are conformed by communications between the uterine arteries and the myometrial veins, and are caused by an iatrogenic event or a pathological condition. Congenital AVMs are the result of abnormal development of vessels that result in connections between pelvic arteries and veins in the uterus without an interconnecting capillary bed.

With a hysteroscopy complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. Complications include:

Swelling or bleeding
Organ injury
Reaction to anesthesia

Please contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

Signs of infection, including fever and chills
Abnormal bleeding (more than a menstrual period)
Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
Abdominal pain***
Nausea, vomiting
Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, or chest pain
Trouble urinating
Any other concerns

Please contact your doctor and keep us updated,


October 28, 2011 - 2:48am
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