Posted 10/31/2021 12:19 PM (GMT -7)
So my doctor finally sent me the full workup of my small bowel capsule endoscopy. Despite having a perianal abscess 7 years ago, there were no signs of Crohn's and they say it was cryptoglandular. However, they DID find two non-bleeding AVMs (arteriovenous malformations) in the small intestine. The doctor did not mention it to me, I only saw it in the report...suggesting perhaps she isn't concerned with them? I have been looking up information about these online but there isn't a lot of info looking at non-bleeding AVMs, only bleeding ones. I can't imagine the AVMs would be causing my mild gastrointestinal problems, or could they? It seems a small percentage of people with intestinal AVMs require limited resection...oh the irony! To have a perianal abscess and NOT have Crohns, but ultimately require a resection for something unrelated. Nature truly has a sense of humor. Does anyone else here have AVMs?