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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 09:43 AM   1
Mamaok
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HSG test and getting pregnant?


I am concerned about the HSG test causing us not to get pregnant this cycle. Has anyone had the HSG test and got pregnant on the same cycle it was done? I get the reason for it but part of me wonders how the dye and radiation will affect it will have on the follicles and sperm?



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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 10:16 AM   2
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My FS said that he feels that the HSG test is actually beneficial in couples conceiving. That is why they like to get people in after AF and then before O. I am sure that they flush everything out with saline. I would imagine they do. Maybe you can call and ask if they flush the dye from the tubes?



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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 10:18 AM   3
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I had to have mine right after my period was over and I couldn't take Clomid that cycle either. We were however told that we could still time BDing and TTC naturally that cycle. I did get answers to why nothing was working. I had both tubes blocked. The dye opened up my left but they said it looked like the right was scarred shut part of the way through it. At least I got answers. I'm at the end of my 3rd cycle since, last 2 were Clomid 50mg and sadly I have not gotten my blessing yet. AF is due Saturday and I'm planning for her Best of luck and



 
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Old Sep 28th, 2011, 10:20 AM   4
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My FS said that he feels that the HSG test is actually beneficial in couples conceiving. That is why they like to get people in after AF and then before O. I am sure that they flush everything out with saline. I would imagine they do. Maybe you can call and ask if they flush the dye from the tubes?
I remember everything on the try and there wasn't any saline on there. Just the brown iodine to clean first and then the clear dye (I had imagined it would be glowing green, LOL). I was told that the body absorbs it and it's such a low level of radiation it won't hurt you. I was told you get more overall radiation from a CT scan. I was a worry wart in there though so who knows the facts on that but that's what the radiologist said.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 07:20 AM   5
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Hiya I'm a Radiographer and do HSG. No we don't flush with saline afterwards there is no need a lot of the dye runs straight back out and the rest is very quickly absorbed by the body. As for the radiation - its a very low dose procedure compared to a lot of examinations we do e.g CT scans or Angiograms but is a higher dose than a plain x-ray. I would me more than happy to have one done? (I dont want one tho lol) Good luck xxxxx



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2011, 15:41 PM   6
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I had the HSG x-ray done on September 12th. I just got my BFP yesterday, September 29th.

We have tried to conceive since March. Like you, I didn't expect anything this month (especially because I ovulated a day later than usual) but the HSG may have given me the BFP.



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 10:31 AM   7
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Hiya I'm a Radiographer and do HSG. No we don't flush with saline afterwards there is no need a lot of the dye runs straight back out and the rest is very quickly absorbed by the body. As for the radiation - its a very low dose procedure compared to a lot of examinations we do e.g CT scans or Angiograms but is a higher dose than a plain x-ray. I would me more than happy to have one done? (I dont want one tho lol) Good luck xxxxx
The radiologist that did my HSG told me since one tube didn't open that every other month I have a chance now. My doctor however said that the good tube can "grab" the egg from the other ovary and every month is a chance still. The doctor also said that ovaries don't go back and forth (ovulating right left right left) and that you can have eggs on the right or left a couple months in a row sometimes. Do you have any thoughts on these things?



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 10:32 AM   8
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Congrats Ferne!



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 09:26 AM   9
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The HSG test is actually known to increase your chances of conceiving in the following several months, of course assuming everything shows up normal on the test, also that you do successfully ovulate, and DH's sperm has been tested and is within normal range for all contributing factors. I had one done in 2009 and conceived my DS a couple weeks later, my DH is a doctor and he says that it's thought to kind of "clean out" your fallopian tubes, that's why they find that fertility can actually increase by 1/3 in the following months.

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Old Jul 30th, 2012, 06:47 AM   10
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HSG Procedure Soon!


Ok, I have to start off by saying this is a true first for me! I've never joined a forum before, so this is all new to me. I'm 26 and have been TTC for 4 years (technically 6 but husband was deployed for 2 of those years...so I guess I won't count those). I was diagnosed with PCOS at 15...rather a rough age to find out you'll have difficulties in getting pregnant down the road. My husband recently got back from a year tour in Afghanistan, and we're finally breaking down and getting all sorts of tests ran to see what I need to do in order to get pregnant. I recently found out that I have hypothyroidism along with my PCOS, so I am now taking 50 mg of synthroid in order to get my levels back to normal. I don't think I ovulate on my own at all. There was a brief time when my husband was deployed to Iraq for 15 months, that I dropped a lot of weight due to working 50 hours a week, and I started to have a period on my own...I had to be ovulating then. So now, I'm on progesterone to start my period. I take it for 7 days every 5 weeks. Once I start my period, (which should be the 3rd or 4th of August), I have to call and make my appointment for an HSG procedure. My question is this: Will I ovulate if I haven't ovulated on my own in a long time?? Is there anyone that has PCOS and or hypothyroidism that has had positive results from the HSG procedure? I've recently had a normal pap, and a normal ultrasound. I think I just need to ovulate. After my HSG and things come back normal, (and my thyroid levels are ok), my fertility doctor will start me on clomid. Also, can anyone give me a brief run on your abbreviations?? I'm kind of lost with them. :/ Also, my husband is 30 and has a 10 year old son. Great sperm count.



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