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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 09:37 AM   1
Baby4MeRenee
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HSG Test...


Sooo I'm scheduled for a HSG test next Thursday. Can anyone share their experience during and after. And did it help you in your journey to conceiving.



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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 17:03 PM   2
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Hey girl- I haven't had one yet but am scheduling one for next week so just wanted to say hi so we can share results and be there for each other!

How long have you been trying? What's your story?



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 18:41 PM   3
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Hi. So glad we're on the same journey and doing the same test. I've been trying to conceive for a little over a year, but just recently decided to be more proactive about it. I decided to consult with a fertility doctor and see what my steps could be. So with my very irregular cycles, my dr figured I probably have PCOS because I have other symptoms other than just the cycle that align with PCOS, but we have yet to really assume that that's what I have. I've had a lot of blood tests and hormone tests done, which all come back normal, in fact the last test showed that I have a high number of eggs in my reserve which I'm so excited about, and my doctor figured a HSG would be the next best step to see if maybe my problem is perhaps a blocked tube or something so I'm excited for this test next week and excited to see if it'll be the gateway to me conceiving soon after. Best of luck with yours as well. I'm definitely going to keep updating you on everything. Oh and we've also talked about the possibility of getting on Clomid, because of the good things I've heard about it , but only if it gets to the point that we need to try it. (Hopefully the HSG is the miracle I need though)



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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 21:03 PM   4
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I have an HSG scheduled on Friday!
So although I have not been trying 12 months or more (8 months for us) I am worried something is wrong. My first 3 pregnancies (including an early miscarriage) were conceived the 1st cycle. My 4th pregnancy, and youngest dd, took 2 cycles. We have been timing everything perfectly and yet this time no pregnancy in 8 months! I never thought it would take this long.
My cycles are pretty irregular. Anywhere from 29-40ish days. But for me this has kind of always been the norm and it has not effected my fertility in the past. Like you I also had my progesterone, estradiol, FSH, prolactin, and TSH tested and all were normal except my TSH was 3.49. That means I have a little bit of hypothyroidism since they like to see it between a 1-2 if you are TTC. So I just started meds for that. But I wonder if I possibly have fibroids or adhesions from my c-sections. I have been having random pains and cramps the last several months so I am worried something is wrong! I actually have special ultrasound on Thurs to check for that. They are going to insert saline into my uterus until it's full then do an ultrasound and that will help them see any abnormalities. The HSG is the next day.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 01:48 AM   5
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Hi everyone

I had an HSG last year. Mine was pain free but a bit uncomfortable as they had trouble keeping the tube in the right place. I think that was unusual because they seemed surprised.
I was dreading it but it wasn't too bad.
Mine was at my hospital in a full operation looking room. My husband wasn't allowed in as it involved xrays. I had to change into a gown and funny pants and walk in. You get it all explained to you and then you lie down and put your feet up. You can see the x ray screen the whole time so will see the dye moving around.
I was told straight away everywhere was clear.

Messy afterwards, the dye is clear and sticky so bring pads and pants with you. Few tummy cramps after but no big deal.

For me I had it in July last year and fell pregnant in December. Not sure if it cleared everything out or helped. I did nothing different, when I fell pregnant we had been trying for two and a half years. I say the HSG was the thing that helped us.

Good luck, it's not too bad!
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 02:36 AM   6
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I had one last year. It was a little painful but no worse that mild period cramps - the worst bit is when they insert the tube into your cervix, again that’s just uncomfortable more than painful (although I did take two paracetamol half hour before my appointment). It is very undignified as basically you’re lying on an operating table with a speculum in keeping you open, with two people in the room slowly injecting stuff into you while they take X-rays. It is supposed to increase fertility and I got pregnant that cycle after three years with no pregnancy ttc, and again the next cycle after that, but sadly they both ended in miscarriage (untreated to hsg). I agree take some wet wipes and a pad as it’s gross and sticky after!
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 16:34 PM   7
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Thanks so much ladies for the replies ! I hope all goes well and I don't experience as much pain/discomfort, and I'll remember to bring pads and a change of pants. I'll have my boyfriend accompanying me for support. I'm really hoping this helps us conceive, as I have no kids and I'm getting so anxious as to when my day will finally come .

@red_head, I'm so sorry about the losses.



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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 23:43 PM   8
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Thanks for sharing your story! We are on similar timelines- we have been ttc for over a year with no luck. Just went for our first infertility appointment this week at my OBGYN! Going to get blood work done on CD 3, HSG, and hubby is getting SA. We are going back in to review results next month!

My cycles are all normal and my doctor said "the good news is everything looks normal and you're doing everything right. The bad news is you're doing everything right. Which is relieving and also makes me very sad and frustrated at the same time.

I left the appointment and cried. This whole thing has just been such a roller coaster!

Let's stay in touch about all our results!!



 
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Old Mar 8th, 2018, 12:24 PM   9
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Wow! Our situations are so similar except my cycles are very irregular. I talked to my bf about getting the SA. At first he was asking why lol but then he started joking about having his sperm in a cup lol but said he'd do it. I hope we both get the results we're looking for in the end. I'll definitely keep you updated trough it all .



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Old Mar 8th, 2018, 15:05 PM   10
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Wow! Our situations are so similar except my cycles are very irregular. I talked to my bf about getting the SA. At first he was asking why lol but then he started joking about having his sperm in a cup lol but said he'd do it. I hope we both get the results we're looking for in the end. I'll definitely keep you updated trough it all .
My husband was not happy about having to get a SA. He said it was really embarrassing, but he did it. He did it at a fertility clinic and that is where I got my sonohysterography today and am getting the HSG tomorrow. When I went in today there were a couple of guys by themselves at the fertility clinic which I am guessing they were waiting for their SA's.



 
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