HyCoSy (Hysterosalpingo-contrast-somography)

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  1. miss maternal

    miss maternal Well-Known Member

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    I got my letter regarding my HyCosy test which I am dreading as I hate internals after the unnecesary ones during miscarriage 2 years ago.
    Its an ultrasound screening of the fallopian tubes and they insert a prob and ultrasound scanner up my vagina so it can get close to the tubes. :shock: Then they pour a sugar solution containing small bubbles of air using a catheter with a balloon which is inflated inside the uterus (ouch) :oops: the balloon seals up the uterus so that when the sugar solution is put in the catheter it can only spill out the fallopian tubes.

    If my tubes are normal the scan will show the moving sugar spilling out the ends but if not then my tubes are blocked.

    Has anyone had this done and what is the next stage after this?
     
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    Also found:

    If the tube is blocked or if the pressure is high, we then pass down another very fine guidewire and catheter which effectively unblocks the tube.

    What is the success rate of the treatment?
    This will depend on many factors such as age, duration of infertility, any other problems etc. In approximately 80% of couples we are able to open up at least one tube, and those patients would have a one in three chance of conceiving naturally, conceiving within six months on the whole of the procedure being performed.

    http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=80
     
  4. miss maternal

    miss maternal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wobbles

    At least I now know what to expect :shock:

    I got the letter friday so will ring up to make an appointment tomorrow. it said not to have unprotected sex before appointment and we did last night :oops: but I dont think I will be seen until after christmas as I spoke to the secretary to trace my appointment and she told me january. hope its not on my birthday 8th january!
     
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    You want to ask how long before appointment should you be unprotected because if you are like us we just don't like condoms for a temp. solution & the pill was a no no!!
     
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    Well i booked my scan for 4th january. it says to not have unprotected sex after your period up to day 12 so if i dont get my period this month then i wont have it done incase im pregnant. x
     
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    Tam Mum of 2 - PG with No.3

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    Ohh good luck hun! :hugs: x
     
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    Good luck hunny - Time she fly its not that long away :hugs:
     
  9. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    good luck hun :hugs:
     
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    Thanks x :hugs: Have been getting bad pains in my sides yesterday and today so im pretty sure its my tubes! Its a shame cos I had some real fertile cum but was in too much pain to perform :roll: x
     
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    Good luck the time will fly bye
     
  12. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    I think it depends what they find. If they find your tubes are ok, then I think they look at whether you are ovulating and possibly clomid. If one or both are blocked then they think about whether they can be unblocked. If they are both blocked and cannot be unblocked then IVF is really the only option.

    Good luck, hope time flies to your appointment. :hugs:
     
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    Hi Helen,
    Glad to see you are ok and having twins!!! I have sort of given up trying at the moment until i have the scan to find out what is wrong. Although it might be the fact that OH never wants sex :roll: x
     
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    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    LOL! Nothing worse than TTC to kill off sex drive.
     
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    Well i went for my test today and the good news is IM OVULATING this month as he showed me my right overy was about to burst on my scan :shock: and the best news is .................. my tubes are not blocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So why am I not getting pregnant ? :x
     
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    Good news :hugs:

    Have they considered that maybe you don't ovulate every month (something to rule out) - Whats the next step?

    x
     
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    The next step is insemination. inserting phils sperm into my egg which is the first step before IVF. I have to wait another 3 months for that though! :roll:
     
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    Really :D

    NHS or private? Good luck & have fun for a couple of months then - Time will fly by :D
     
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    NHS hun. Have only just had this test after waiting since Febrary 06!!Just need to get Phil to want sex now but think he is gagging for it after waiting 2 weeks after being told not to have it before the test! Hopefully his balls are heavy and full of lots of spermies. :lol:

    How are you getting on Wobbles? Any luck?
     
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    :rofl: Haha poor man!

    Not bad - On a go slow my end :twisted:
     

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