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Old Dec 7th, 2016, 11:01 AM   1
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HSG question


Hi, ladies. I had an interstitial pregnancy that resulted in a loss at 10 weeks in April 2015. My doctor suggested I do a dye test to make sure my tubes are functioning. I have given birth to two children who are now 11 and almost 9. I had no trouble conceiving them, but it took us 5 years to conceive the one I lost.

Would you go ahead and do the dye test? If you've had one done, what were your experiences?

Please and thank you!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2016, 14:32 PM   2
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I had my hsg done a week before I O'd in the cycle I got pregnant. I was pretty nervous as I had read it could be painful etc but mine was so super quick and not the least bit sore at all as I had no blockages. There is no harm in getting it done and they say you are more fertile afterwards for a few months. No idea if it played a role in my bfp but what's there to lose? GL!



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2016, 15:44 PM   3
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I had my hsg done a week before I O'd in the cycle I got pregnant. I was pretty nervous as I had read it could be painful etc but mine was so super quick and not the least bit sore at all as I had no blockages. There is no harm in getting it done and they say you are more fertile afterwards for a few months. No idea if it played a role in my bfp but what's there to lose? GL!
Thank you! I've read that it can improve your chances. And I agree, there's really no harm other than pretty much all medical procedures make me nervous. Congratulations on your bfp!

I'm going to probably call the doctor soon to schedule one. I'm wondering how long it takes to be booked for one. And I'm also wondering if I need to do blood work beforehand.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2016, 23:02 PM   4
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I got my appointment within a week and I didn't need any blood work done but I think that might depend on your doctor and what tests he has already they. Just make sure you go for it on or before cd10 cause they don't like doing it later than that,in case you are pregnant as it can damage the egg if it's already been released etc



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2016, 06:29 AM   5
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Okay, thank you!



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2016, 21:44 PM   6
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I'm very sorry for your loss. Another alternative to the hsg is a saline infusion sonogram, where they fill your uterus with saline and they can also check if the tubes are open this way. I had one of these done after my loss (not painful at all) and they found a good sized endometrial polyp, which can cause infertility and miscarriage.



 
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I'm very sorry for your loss. Another alternative to the hsg is a saline infusion sonogram, where they fill your uterus with saline and they can also check if the tubes are open this way. I had one of these done after my loss (not painful at all) and they found a good sized endometrial polyp, which can cause infertility and miscarriage.
I don't think I've heard of this before, but it sounds like a good alternative. I'm going to research it and see! Thank you for replying!!!



 
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I'm so sorry to read about your loss. After trying for so long that must have made it that much harder to deal with

I had both hsg and a saline sonogram. HSG checks for tube abnormalities using radiographic dye, while a saline sonogram detects abnormalities in the uterus using simple saline (fibroids, polyps, cysts, shape/size/tilt abnormalities). A saline sonogram cannot tell you if your tubes are scarred, clear, gunked up or blocked entirely. You need the hsg to determine that (or an SHG which isn't as common, at least not where I'm from since the HSG gives such clear and accurate results).

At the time I had my hsg I had two children from a previous marriage who were conceived with no trouble. My husband and I had been trying for awhile and that threw up red flags for me. My first two were literally the same ages as yours are now, and my doctor recommended the test to make sure nothing had changed in all that time. It was considered necessary to attempt our first IUI, and I learned then even silent infections can impact tube health, so it seemed logical to move forward. It ended up being far less painful than I anticipated and I'd go so far is to call it only mildly uncomfortable. Placing the catheter and inflating the balloon was the toughest part but it lasted maybe 30 seconds. My tubes were found to be "sludgy" and when asked if I'd like to try clearing them with a flush of the dye right then and there I said go for it. It didn't hurt and was successful. At about that same time our second sperm analysis results came back and were able to nail down male factor as the culprit of our struggles.

The saline sonogram was only performed as a preliminary test by our RE before our subsequent IVF attempt. It was part of the dry run test to determine how long equipment needed to be, shape and size of my uterus, where exactly he thought it best to position transfer and to make sure we didn't have any adhesions, polyps or fibroids that might stand in our way.

I think the hsg is a great next step



 
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Old Dec 10th, 2016, 19:00 PM   9
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Here's some more information on all three mentioned. If you have any questions don't hesitate to drop a line

https://www.fertilityauthority.com/f...rosalpingogram



 
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Quick update from me:
I did the HSG earlier today. It wasn't too painful and tubes look good. My heart-shaped uterus isn't my friend, though. I guess it just makes it harder to get pregnant, even though my first two were conceived easily. Next step...I have no idea. So, I guess good news??? Husband might have to do that good, ole semen analysis.

Thoughts or advice on what to do next?



 
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