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Can a 60 year old women, with not family history have a AVM?

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can a 60 year old women, with not family history have a AVM?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I was taking Zocor / Simavastian
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no. was never in the hospital except to have my children, No other meds except maybe cold medicine ever
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: yes, I was an accountant
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 5 months ago.
Most brain avm's are sporadic and not familial While they are congenital, meaning present from birth, that does not mean that were inherited from either parent or that they run in the family. Only a small percentage of patients with Avm's have a family history.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
You did NOT answer my question! One doctor called it a "cerebral hemmorage"that I was too old to have had a AVN hemmorage???
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 5 months ago.
Well I am not sure what you are talking about. An avm is an arterial venous malformation. Its not a cerebral hemorrhage and the two are not related at all. You asked if one can have an avm with no family history. That is exactly the question I answered.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No! I asked you f a 60 year old woman can have an AVM!!
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 5 months ago.
Your question states as above "Can a 60 year old women, with not family history have a AVM? That is the question I answered. Most avm's are found in patients with no family history at all. Only a small percent are in patients with a family history of avm's So yes a 60 year old woman with no family history can have an AVM