Hello and thank you for looking at my question. My problem is that i have been fainting on the first day of my period for 3 times in a row now, loosing countiosness. In each time I have gotten my blood checked out and my blood and iron levels are all within limits. I recently learned that my thyroid is enlarged, but it still seems to work proparly according to my blood tests. my blood preasure is typically low, about 100-105/60. oh yeah and my blood sugar levels seem to be alright to. So do you have any idea what might be the problem or what tests I have to have to find out my problem? ps: sorry for my bad spelling, I am from Iceland.
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You could have a situational syncope. It is a type of vasovagal syncope that only occurs in particular situations.
You should see a doctor to have a tilt table test. It is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). During a tilt table test, you lie on a table that moves from a horizontal to a vertical position. Your heart rate and blood pressure are monitored throughout the tilt table test.
Drugs to treat low blood pressure or asthma could help your problem.
yeah I forgot to mention I have had heartbeatsounds in my right ear for about 6 months now. it is almost constant, but sometimes it goes away for a little while. I am most aware of this when lying down or resting after running. II am wondering if that could be connected to either my fainting or enlarged thyroid or both? is situational syncope dangerous?
ps: my mother had her thyroid removed just over a year ago, her thyroid had been enlarged for 22 years and then the doktors had to remove it becouse she had gotten a cancer in her thyroid.
Did you feel as if the room were spinning around you before the fainting?
yes, I felt light headed and could tell what was about to happen
Is the ringing in the ear constant?
One ear or both ears?
yes, but gets harder sometimes, just one year the right one
ear sorry :)
Hearing problem in the right ear?
yes a bit, when I was younger my ear doc told me I was deaf on deep tones, sorry I am not sure how to explain that in english, it is just a slight hearing problem though, not so much that I would need a hearing machine thing :)
You seem to have pulsatile tinnitus. Pulsatile tinnitus is usually related to blood flow, either through normal or abnormal blood vessels near the ear. Causes of pulsatile tinnitus include pregnancy, anemia (lack of blood cells), overactive thyroid, or tumors involving blood vessels near the ear. Pulsatile tinnitus can also be caused by a condition known as benign intracranial hypertension-an increase in the pressure of the fluid surrounding the brain.
Your fainting doesn't seem to be related to it because it occurs in only first days of periods.
alright, so I would have to get some more tests about that fainting at my doctors, I shall ask him about that tilting table :)
You should see an ENT or a neurologist to have evaluation of the pulsatile tinnitus.
I will do that, in july I will get a sonar (like when pregnant) on my throat to get my thyroid checked out, I will mention this tinnitius to him.
no I think I have gotten all the answers I needed, thank you so much :)
can I rewiew this conversation later?
You are welcome. Hope you get better soon.
I think so. But you should print it out just in case.
I will :) thanks again :)