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What are the most common symptoms of renal arteriovenous malformation?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Renal AVM: Renal arteriovenous malformations (avms) and fistulas include various abnormal connections between the intrarenal arterial and venous systems. They cause hematuria (blood in the urine, which may not be visible to the naked eye) and are associated with hypertension. Gross (visible) hematuria is the initial symptom in about 75% of patients. Also can get kidney pain due to blood clots.
Dr. Joseph Rosin
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Location: Just like in real estate, it depends on location of the lesion. Also the volume of blood shunting through it.

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Does renal arteriovenous malformation usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
AVM Symptoms: Typically, yes. Those symptoms are flank or back pain and bloody urine. A common physical finding is high blood pressure. The caveat here is that these symptoms can also be seen in a wide variety of other renal conditions. Thus, if you are concerned that you may have an avm, please see your doctor for a more thorough evaluation.

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