Post # 17
I had a lot of pain with mine but I think that is because my left tube is blocked. I would say it was comparable to moderate labor contractions. It’s over pretty quickly And i experienced very little pain after.
Post # 18
@PeachBee: Do not worry about it, it’s over in less than 15 minutes! Mine hurt more than normal, because my body did not want to cooperate, and the muscle cramped and did not allow any of the dye into the left tube, so the doctor had to put extra pressure and she kept poking without success. Best of luck!
Post # 19
Just responding to what everyone else is saying — the experience of pain or no pain is often contingent on whether you have a blockage, so there’s no saying how it will feel for OP.
That said, she apparently had a chemical pregnancy already, and somewhat recently, so…I don’t know if *I* see the value of an HSG for her. Maybe others could enlighten me as to the importance for those who were recently pregnant.
I have not had it (yet, my doctor wants me to get one), but even from what I’ve read, it’s not like there’s a drastic, marked increase for most women (I think the general consensus is that it’s slight).
Have you had bloodwork done or a semen analysis? You mentioned him not wanting to do ‘labs’ yet, so I assume beyond a consultation, you haven’t yet had anything else done. I would probably try and start with the blood work and semen analysis first, which could give you more insight into the miscarriage, especially on your end of things.
Post # 20
i am 32 (soon to be 33) and Darling Husband is 36. my gyn said after 6 months of being unsuccessfull to come and see her. we are on cycle 5.
Post # 21
@CookieCreamCakes: From what my dr said, the HSG provides insight into your tubes (e.g., blockages) and it also provides information about your uterus, which could be helpful in terms of understanding miscarriages. That being said, I agree that bloodwork should be a first step, since it is so easy to do and provides a lot of information!
Post # 22
Commenting to follow, as my doctor has now ordered this test. I am nervous about the pain that PP’s have mentioned. Also this is probably going to sounds stupid but what happens to the dye after it is done? Do they suction it out, does it dissolve or leak out?
Post # 23
I had this done maybe a year ago or more. It is to make sure that your tubes are clear. For some women it will hurt like hell, like myself. For some women, they dont even feel a thing, so I hope you are one of the lucky ones. With that said, yes, my GYN told me the same thing that your chances of getting pregnant afterwards is high and most likely can happen within 3 months from the test. It didnt happen to me, but I know some bees did get lucky and did get pregnant after the test. Again, I hope you are one of the lucky ones! FX! 🙂
Post # 24
I had this done in December, I didn’t find it to be anything but uncomfortable once they got in there. It was the getting in there that was the problem, the doctor discovered I have a tilted uterus and so he had a hard time getting in there, but once he did, it was a breeze. Afterwards I only had very mild cramping. Obviously everyone is different, but don’t walk in there anxious and expecting pain because then you’re going to be so tense you probably will be in pain. Good luck!
Post # 25
Ask for valium ahead of time! I had two hysterocopies in the last few years and my RE gave me a script ahead of time for valium. I took two advil and then the valium shortly beforehand and I think that helped at least a little bit. My husband was with me both times and I just squeezed the heck out of his hand. 🙂 That helps, too. 🙂
Post # 26
@AlmostHisWife: I took that test 3 yrs ago , and for me it hurt like hell … they say you should take motrin before hand , but that did nothing …with my right tube the dye went through fine, however the left tube took some time b/c it was believed to be blocked but whatever it was ended up moving and he was able to clear my tube …
3 months later I got pregnant with just using my calendar and counting , however it was a blighted ovum … we decided to not try after that, and we’re currently TTC now cycle 9 for me i took a test yesterday with FMU and BFN i have a little time so hoping i’m still in.
ETA – I made a mistake with the sides , left tube was fine right tube was blocked then he moved whatever it was , and whats funny is my left tubes have PCOS like Ovaries according to the fertility specialist i saw a few months ago.
Post # 27
My situation is a little different. I had an ectopic in December and had my right tube removed. But, I had the test yesterday to check the condition of the remaining tube. I took some tylenol an hour or so before the procedure and was fine. The process took no more than 10 minutes and was definitely not fun and was uncomfortable, but, worth it. It was a weird constant cramping sensation and as the dye moved you could feel it moving inside.
When trying to conceive, I have found the physical pain has been much easier to endure than the emotional.
Post # 28
I’m having one in the next couple of weeks. I’m really nervous now. I’ve never been told to take pain medication before going in to something before!! Really think it’s worth it, though, as I want answers 🙂
Post # 29
Question for bees who have had an HSG: Did you have your Darling Husband or someone else with you for the procedure? My apt is coming up in a few weeks and I’m wondering if it’s silly to have someone there?
Post # 30
@MrsBananas: My Boyfriend or Best Friend was with me , and you may want to have someone there just in case you feel really bad after … i’m glad he was there because i would not be able to go home without him i was in so much pain
Post # 31
@BeautyBox: Thanks. I’m starting to get worried about my pain threshold lol. Was your BF in the room during the procedure?