I’m new to this site. I have been reading through discussions for months. I was born with an AVM on my brainstem. It hasn’t cause me any pain until 7 months ago and since then I have had pain on the back right side of my head everyday. I’m nervous because the neurosurgeon I saw said that many things could be going on and wants me to take an angiogram test to rule things out. I’m so nervous and depressed because of all this. I don’t know how to deal with all this and I’m afraid something bad is going on. Any advice? What can be done with a brainstem AVM?