HSG Test – Experiences?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had mine done after an ectopic pregnancy.  I had one second of “what is that?” awkward feeling but no pain.  I was so nervous but it was totally fine.  Good luck to you.  My remaining tube was open, but we have been TTC for 9 months since with no luck.

Post # 17
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015

I had mine done just last week. I was really nervous after googling other people’s experiences (bad idea!) but it was no worse then a Pap test.  There was some mild cramping when the dye went in but I was distracted by watching the screen, I thought it was pretty cool to see everything. I didn’t have any blockages and the cramps were just like AF cramps but not as bad. I could have gone back to work after but I had already taken the rest of the day off.  

Post # 18
1592 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Mine was a breeze! I had a small, very mild cramp for about 5 seconds and that was it.

Post # 19
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had one done 4 years ago.  I don’t think my OB and I talked “pain”, but it was pretty uncomfortable but not too painful – just really crampy.  I ended up getting pregnant my next cycle – 2 weeks after the test.  It came back normal but my OB said it’s not uncommon to get pregnant following the test because if you did have a blockage that didn’t show up on the test, like mucus or something “soft” the z-ray didn’t pick up, the dye will help clear that out.  Good luck!

Post # 22
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

starfish0116 :  I did not have any blockages, and I just got a BFP a couple days ago — so one cycle after the HSG.

Post # 23
1758 posts
Buzzing bee

starfish0116 :  I had one done since we have been trying with no luck. I must say it was painful. What hurt the most was the clamping of the cervix. The pinch feeling lasted for days and I had bleeding for a day because of it. The injection of the dye caused pretty bad cramping but it lasted for a few seconds (during that time it felt like forever). My test results showed clear tubes. I had all my tests done before Darling Husband. Sadly, we found out he is the issue with the inferiltiy. Wish we knew that other wise I wouldnt have wanted to go through it. If you are not in a rush and everything else is coming up fine for you guys I would wait. It cost me around $800 and I am on insurance. I would temp and do opk’s for at least two-three months first. If you are in a rush I would say do the HSG.

Post # 25
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I took Advil before and was very lucky in that the procedure didn’t hurt at all. I had some mild cramping afterwards but nothing crazy. They also didn’t find any blockage which affects the pain.

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