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I am scheduled for an HSG next tuesday. I am allergic to iodine so I'm being pre-medicated, which is still kinda scary for me. Has anyone else had this test and can tell me what to expect or how long it takes? thanks
I had an SHG (saline and sonogram as opposed to dye and x-ray) instead. If you're allergic to the dye, why wouldn't they do that instead of the HSG?
Otherwise, it's not too bad. Take some Advil or Tylenol beforehand and bring a pad (I leaked and spotted afterwards). It did hurt some when they were trying to push the saline through my left tube, but the pain didn't last for very long (only a couple of seconds). Mostly just pressure and feeling like you're "full". The whole procedure took about 10 minutes or so from getting my pants off to putting them back on.
Mine was a traditional HSG, but was very quick too. I was surprised what little of a fuss it was after I had worked it all up in my head.
I had a bit of cramping when they injected the fluid, but that was the only discomfort at all.
It was pretty cool to see the screen and see the little tubes and stuff.
OH, and I got my bfp the cycle after the cycle they did the hsg! Hope yours brings you a bfp!!
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I think I answered you on the other thread in "testing" but, I'll say it again!
They say you are more fertile the 3 months after an hsg! My dr said it sort of
"Clears out the cobwebs" hehehe - I guess Susan proved that!
Mine was painless, I took Advil beforehand, I've had a friend who said it was a bit painful, she had clear tubes as well, and I have heard if you do have a blocked tube, that is when some women might have pain.
Wear the pad that they give you (or bring one) because the dye leaks out of you all day long.
Best of luck and hoping you have some nice, clear tubes!!
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The other ladies have already given you great information but I thought I would tell you about my experience. I had more discomfort when they inserted the speculum than when they inserted the catheter. I would recommend that you take ibuprofen or some other pain medication before you have it done. I cramped quite a bit that afternoon and evening that I had it done but I was feeling back to normal the next day.
GL and I hope you get your BFP soon!! I am hoping that I get mine soon (I had my HSG in Jan)
I had an HSG done last year. I agree with the other ladies and would take Tylenol ot something before and after and bring a pad with you. I spotted afterwards. My tubes were cleared but it was very painful for when when the doctor shot in the dye. I think part of it was because I was tense. It was very quick and I had pretty minimal cramping afterwards.
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