You can develop an AVM anywhere in your body. The most common locations are your brain and your spinal cord. People can have an AVM for years without any symptoms. But eventually the mass will start to bleed.
Once this happens, your symptoms can include:
AVMs are often noticed during unrelated medical procedures or test. If you are having symptoms, your doctor may recommend an MRI.
If you have an AVM, you and your neuroscience care team will decide on a treatment tailored to your needs. Your options may include: