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  #1  
January 11th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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I am having one Monday. My doc puts a tenaculum (clamp with teeth ) on the cervix to help straighten things out to insert the catheter. I am a little scared. Anything coming at the ole vag, that has teeth? Big concern for me. Anyone have any reassurance?
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January 11th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Mine was almost completely painless...the worst part was that the room was SOOO cold It felt like a pap except when they put the dye in...then I did feel an odd sensation in there. I had a couple of mild cramps afterwards (way more mild than a typical AF for me), and that's it!

A lot of docs say to take 800mg ibprofen an hour before the procedure just in case.

Good luck...I hope it goes great!
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January 11th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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holy crap...teeth??? i have no experience with this procedure but wanted to wish you good luck!
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January 11th, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Teeth?! Why are they using something with teeth? My HSG was almost painless (although I did cramp a bit when they inserted the dye into the cervix).
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January 11th, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Mine was with a clamp as well. I took motrin before hand and my RE gave my cervix a lidocaine injection. Overall, felt weird but not really painful.
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January 12th, 2012, 03:23 AM
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Uhm... teeth?? Nobody told me about that...
Coincidentally I am having my first HSG done Monday as well! We'll have to touch base afterward. I plan on taking 600mg ibuprofen an hour before I go in and hopefully that will help. I am just excited to see the pictures of my tubes and all. I think that will be really neat.
Good luck and let us know how it goes on Monday!!
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January 12th, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Mine was relatively uneventful. I didn't have pain. They give you a big thick pad to wear afterwards, so I would bring a thinner one in my purse. I didn't even really need a pad though.

It is cool to see what everything looks like in there! Good luck to both of you, Mojo & Nina!
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January 12th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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I am not sure about this "TEETH" thingy but I am sure they use it for everyone. Well I think. But I will tell you I had myself all worked up for nothing. 15 seconds long - a super tiny pinch and two super mild cramps when they put the die in. Cramp wasn't even as bad as AF cramp. Then it was over.

Having my blood taken everytime I go the RE hurts more than the HSG did.

I am sure you both have beautiful tubes!
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January 12th, 2012, 06:06 AM
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I had the tenaculum used for my IUI because my cervix is "special." My doctor didn't exactly have the gentle touch, so I'm sure it was rougher than you'll have, but even so there were only a few moments of OW, but any pain immediately subsided. Like getting pinched. You'll do great.
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January 12th, 2012, 06:23 AM
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I had the tenaculum used both times on my HSG's. I have a difficult cervix and a tipped uterus, so for me the most painful part is getting the catheter in. once it's in, it's easy. I have mild cramping usually for the rest of the day and tahts it.
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January 12th, 2012, 06:35 AM
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What makes a "special" or "difficult" cervix?
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
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Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
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BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
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January 12th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Mine is tipped and doesn't dilate easily.
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January 12th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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I was being nice to my cervix by calling it "special." It's really just a big pain. I know it varies for different women, but in my case it means a catheter doesn't have a straight shot at the uterine opening because of ridges in it. But my doctor also really sucked, so I'm not sure I trust that explanation. Something is obscuring the straight run through the cervix. (I was told that this does not explain my unexplained infertility, but, again, I'd like to see a second opinion on that.)
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January 12th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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hum? I wonder if there could be some endo by it or something? Have you had the Lapo? Thanks for sharing...I'd never heard of a difficult cervix before. Heck, I didn't even know what a cervix was until this process. lol

I have open tubes, but my right one looks a little swollen and clumped together so they think I might have a little endo by that tube, but they wont know unless I let the do lapo on me. I havne't decided on that yet.
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
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BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
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January 12th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Mojo - Mine was last february and it wasn't terribly bad. It was similar to a pap with the dye and yes that's a weird sensation. There was cramping but its nothing that you can't handle. I too was told to take a pain reliever before and I did. I took one after as well. I was able to drive myself home. I hope yours is easy and quick and you have good results!
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January 12th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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hum? I wonder if there could be some endo by it or something? Have you had the Lapo? Thanks for sharing...I'd never heard of a difficult cervix before. Heck, I didn't even know what a cervix was until this process. lol

I have open tubes, but my right one looks a little swollen and clumped together so they think I might have a little endo by that tube, but they wont know unless I let the do lapo on me. I havne't decided on that yet.
The doctor and nurse made it sound structural, no endo-related. But I will be making more inquiries when I see the new doctor next week. (I've had no lap nor HSG -- also something I'll be discussing next week.)
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January 12th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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I had mine done this past October, and a very inexperienced resident did it, which made the experience not good. I'm not going to tell you my horror story because I think all these ladies are right when they say it isn't that painful (mine was due to a blocked tube and ******* doctor that tried to open it with a ton of dye). I don't think you have anything to worry about, it'll be over and done before you know it, and HSG's can even help to get preggo since they are clearing things out! Good luck hun!
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January 13th, 2012, 04:01 AM
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Thanks everyone...

So do you get to watch the process being done on a monitor? Do you get pictures to take home? I am excited about seeing things; I find it SOO interesting!
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I've gotten to watch the process both times. I have the films from my first HSG because we moved and I needed them in my records, my RE has the films from the second still.
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