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Old Oct 27th, 2010, 23:21 PM   1
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Hysterosalpingogram aka Dye Test


I've been waiting since July for AF to visit and she did!! (Who knew one could be so happy about getting their period?)
Since AF came I was finally able to schedule my Hysterosalpingogram for this Friday. I've been reading about it on the net, and am a little concerned about how painful it will be. Some women report horrible experiences and others report not feeling anything. I was hoping that anyone who has had it done, can share their experiences. Thanks!



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 18:17 PM   2
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I had the HSG test done about a month ago. I personally felt that it was very uncomfortable. My doc told me to take 2 motrin prior to test, which I did. At first it's like a regular gyno exam, but then they need to place a catheter thru your cervix and that feels a little painful. For me, the most pain was during the dye injection. Your uterus is normally flat, but the dye causes it to expand a little, which causes cramping. I was happy it was over, but still crampy for the rest of the day. In addition, I work in a hospital where we actually do these HSG tests for women. I now have a much greater amount of sympathy for other ladies who go thru it!

Good luck! It turns out that my HSG test showed that everything was "wide open", but my uterus is in an odd position. This helps a lot because I have inseminations done and it really told them good info as to how to aim the catheter for the inseminations.



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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 18:21 PM   3
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I had one done September 20th. It hurt a LOT, but only for 15 or 20 seconds. No pain at all after. My test came back inconclusive, but I got pregnant the same cycle (m/c at 5.5 weeks, but still my only BFP!)



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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 18:35 PM   4
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I've had one done, it wasnt painful at all. The normal dr umcomfortable-ness, but no pain. Was over in no time. Good results being i have one tube!



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Old Oct 28th, 2010, 18:38 PM   5
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Thanks for the insight nicolec. I am a little nervous about the cramping part. Were you ok to drive yourself home?

zimmy--(love the name! that was my nickname growing up.) I think I can manage 15 or 20 seconds of pain....let's hope mine goes as smooth.

I am just really hoping that I can get some results back so I can at least determine what's been preventing us and not have it continue to be the response of "Well...these things take time."



 
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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 01:17 AM   6
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I had it just a week ago. i was VERY nervous my dr told me to take 1 ib profin.. a friend told me to take 3.. i took NONE. in my mind if i feel the pain i know it worked. lol. well they put a cat in that had a ballooon on it to dialate my cervix to about 1 cm that was the most uncomfortable part... i was so entranced by the screens watching the dye pain didnt even phase me... i have a beautiful uterus.. dye spilled to my right tube just fine... sluggish on the left broke thru a blockage and was just fine!! all in all it wasnt that bad... id reccommend taking a pad.. they had to clean my cervix with bedadine (sp?) it was brown and leaked out after getting off the table..



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Old Oct 29th, 2010, 01:18 AM   7
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CATH not CAT goodness a cat in my cervix hahahaha



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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 01:04 AM   8
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So I went in for my HSG test today. It was excruciating, and I was unable to get it completed. The insertion of the catheter alone hurt like crazy, and when he blew up the balloon I couldn't take it. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. I took the motrin before, but that didn't seem to help at all. It also didn't help that the Dr. doing the procedure was really rough and unsympathetic.
Not sure what to do now because I'm fairly certain I will NOT return for that. Any suggestions??



 
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Old Nov 22nd, 2010, 06:30 AM   9
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Hi Ladies, I went for my HSG test today, and it was absolutely fine!! No pain, just a little bit uncomfortable when the speculum is opened. I couldn't even feel the dye going into my womb and all these scary stories got me worried too. I didn't need any pain relief after either, just a sanitary towel for the leakage and there was a slight bit of blood. Good news is that my tube is clear (I've only got one fallopian tube) and the shape of my womb is fine. It just looks wierd because mine was tilted over to the left hand side and I was a little concerned but the doctor said that it was completely normal. I'm so glad that its over.....and if your going for a HSG don't worry, mine was completely painless. any more questions just ask and good luck on ttc ladies!



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Old Nov 22nd, 2010, 06:33 AM   10
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YELLOWSTARS...hi there...you could have a laparascopic dye test (they will put you to sleep) and it also gives the doctors a chance to have a good look at the rest of your womb to see if there are any other problems. My consultant gave me the choice of the hsg or laparoscopy but opted for the least invasive (the hsg). Sounds like you've had a bad time of it. Good luck



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