Dizziness and ovarian cysts, whoopee!
April 19, 2010 6:33 PM Subscribe
Has anyone had experience with ovarian cysts causing dizziness/light-headedness?
posted by egeanin to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've had irregular periods the last three months (but no pain,) and then starting last week, modest dizziness. Not vertigo (i.e. room-spinning) but more the feeling of having had 1 or 2 glasses of wine, even when I haven't been drinking. Also, it seems to get worse in the afternoons, but is barely noticeable in the mornings/at night.
Anyway, I went to my GP to get my blood tested regarding the dizziness (checking for anemia, thyroid weirdness, low vitamin D, etc) and will get the results back this week. My blood pressure is good, I keep myself well-hydrated, and my physical didn't show anything odd.
HOWEVER I also went to my gynecologist today and she did an ultrasound, and found a 2cm cyst which is what has been causing the irregular periods. She said it didn't look like something I should worry about, but that I should come back in 6 weeks to make sure it's not getting bigger.
I asked her if the cyst could be causing the dizziness and she sort of brushed off my question, so I'm wondering if you all had any dizziness relating to ovarian cyst experiences. It's my first time with this gynecologist so she is probably right, but I still wanted to consult the hive mind to see if anyone else had similar experiences correlating the two situations.
Thanks! (And here's the requisite YANMD)