(Closed) anyone ever had a saline ultrasound?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi there.  If you search the boards you will find another thread from a while back that asks this same question (search for “SHG” or “saline ultrasound” and you should find it). 

I had one…hate to say but it was very painful for me. BUT, it seems that for most women it’s not that painful. Mine was painful because I had an abnormality, so they had to keep pushing more saline in to try to see it better.

Take some Motrin about 30 minutes before the procedure!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

p.s. – Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Magdalena:  the medical term for the procedure you are referring to is a Hysterosalpingogram or HSG test. Many bees going through the ttc process have had one so hopefully someone can tell you about their personal experience. I have one scheduled for my next cycle so I haven’t had the “pleasure” yet! From what I hear, and according to my doctor, the pain is different for everyone and ranges from mild/uncomfortable period-like cramping to more severe cramping. I’m sure this depends on several factors such as the individual’s pain tolerance and whether there are blockages or structural abnormalities. My doctor said to take a couple of ibuprofen before the procedure. Good luck and let us know how it goes for you!

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Magdalena:  Glad it all went well and wasn’t too painful!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had one in march, slight sharp pain with the insertion (which i wasnt expecting) of the catheter and then some cramping. it was faster than i thought it would be. and i wasnt uncomfortable after. good luck!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have to say I was on the painful/awful experience end of this spectrum.  I had no idea what was going to happen- my dr did not explain that this wasn’t just a run-of-the-mill ultrasound (like… silly me- i thought they were gonna rub the thing on my hips/tummy- he didn’t tell me what it was called or I wouldve researched it)- so I think a lot of this was from my shock of— just what the hey are you DOING!  I was in bed the rest of the afternoon and evening and the next day I was tender still- but 2 days after I was fine. 

 

Make sure you take something BEFORE the procedure.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes.  The 1st one was horrible.  The 2nd barely hurt at all.  

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