Common Symptoms of Arteriovenous Malformation

Young man at desk experiencing symptoms of Arteriovenous Malformation

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) can cause different symptoms. Some might not be very obvious, while others could be more noticeable. Recognizing these signs as early as possible can lead to timely intervention and management. 

Here’s what you should know about the common symptoms of AVM.

Persistent Headaches

One of the primary symptoms of AVM is persistent headaches. These headaches can feel different in how strong they are and how often they happen. People often say they feel sharp or throbbing. They can happen all of a sudden and might get worse as time goes on.


Seizures can also be a manifestation of AVM. They can be different in severity and might manifest as shaking, passing out, or strange feelings. If you experience a seizure for the first time or notice recurrent episodes, it’s important to seek medical attention promptly.

Weakness or Numbness

AVM can affect how blood and oxygen get to the brain, which can make certain body parts feel weak or numb. This symptom may occur suddenly or develop gradually over time. 

Vision Problems

If AVM affects the blood vessels near the eyes or optic nerves, it can cause vision changes. You might notice things like blurry vision, seeing double, or not being able to see things on the side.

If you experience any changes in your vision, it’s important to undergo a comprehensive eye examination to rule out underlying issues.

Difficulty Speaking or Understanding

Sometimes, AVM can affect parts of the brain that control speaking and understanding language. It can lead to difficulty speaking, understanding language, or finding the right words to express thoughts.

Memory or Cognitive Problems

AVM can also affect cognitive function, leading to memory problems, difficulty concentrating, or changes in thinking abilities. These symptoms can make it hard to do everyday things and can really affect how good your life feels.

Schedule an Arteriovenous Malformation Consultation in North Texas

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, seeking prompt medical attention is essential. At Texas Neurosurgery LLP, our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, including arteriovenous malformations. 

Give us a call now at 214-823-2052 to schedule an appointment and find out what can help you. Don’t wait if you’re noticing symptoms. Get in touch now for top-notch care and treatments made just for you.

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