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By Francine Blei

Vascular anomalies as an entire are infrequent issues and discovering finished, trustworthy information regarding them will be tricky. in case you or a friend is struggling with a vascular anomaly, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Vascular Anomalies presents the tips and recommendation you wish. Co-written via a world-recognized healthcare professional who has committed her occupation to sufferers with vascular anomalies, and a scientific librarian and sufferer who has skilled the demanding situations of being clinically determined with a vascular anomaly, this publication delivers authoritative solutions to the main usually requested questions by means of sufferers and households. It contains information regarding assets for networking, disease-specific foundations, psychosocial concerns, and extra. this is often a useful advisor for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of a vascular anomaly.

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34. Are vascular malformations affected by hormonal changes? Yes, vascular malformations may be responsive to hormonal changes. Some vascular anomalies are present at birth but often do not become apparent until years later, often during puberty. Hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can cause a vascular malformation to grow. In fact, even the hormonal changes related to a woman’s menstrual cycle can cause slight growth or changes to a vascular malformation. For example, a woman may notice slight swelling or mild discomfort in a vascular lesion around the time of her period.

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