HSG tomorrow…feelong very nervous

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

I had one! My husband worked so he couldn’t come but they told me they wouldn’t have let him in the back room with me anyways. My nurse was so sweet and she talked me through it and even held my hand haha, I’m the biggest baby. 

You’ll hear mixed experiences but mine was extremely uncomfortable and I had no blockages. I wouldn’t say it hurt but it was VERY uncomfortable. But then it’s over before you know it! Wear loose, comfy clothes as you’ll be crampy the rest of the day. And granny panties because I leaked the dye for a bit and it can be kinda messy. 

Good luck to you!!!! xo

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had one. It didn’t hurt, uncomfortable yes but not painful. I also didn’t have any blockages though. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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@xraychick01:  Thinking of you! I honestly wish that I didn’t read up on it so much because you’ll always come across the horror stories and not the perfectly fine experiences like what I ultimately had. This was last year and my husband couldn’t go beyond the waiting room, which was a long walk away from the procedure room in the hospital so I felt pretty nervous about being on my own too. But it honestly wasn’t so bad! It’s not the most comfortable minute or so, but at the height of discomfort, it’s over. I had to do it before moving on to IVF for male factor issues so we didn’t anticipate anything out of the ordinary, and there wasn’t, but I’ve heard that it can be more painful if you do indeed have a tubal blockage or something along those lines. I did not have any cramping afterwards or even spotting, just leakage from the dye so wear a panty liner. Wishing you the best! 

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Bumble bee

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@ladyvictoria:  I had the opposite problem – I read stories much like yours, and I have a pretty high pain tolerance, so I was expecting to be fine. I. Was. Not. It burned so bad I nearly passed out. I think part of that was the shock of not expecting it to really hurt. I also didn’t have any blockages. 

OP, try not to be too scared, but be prepared for pain.  I took 600mg ibuprofen an hour beforehand and wish I’d taken more. I also didn’t go back to work due to cramping, discomfort and some bleeding. 

All that being said, I got pregnant with my current baby expected in January on cycle 3 after my HSG so I do believe it helped clear things out! 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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@krm1984:  Our different experiences just goes to show that you can’t read into all of this too much because you never know what it will end up being like for you. I guess it was good that I went in expecting the worst, but I spent days leading up to it completely stressed about how awful it was going to be and I wish I hadn’t done that to myself. I took the day off of work and ended up going out to lunch and then a hike with my husband afterwards, so I guess it all worked out. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Mine was very crampy. I counted to 4 over and over in my head- 1-2-3-4 while breathing in, 1-2-3-4 while breathing out. I squeezed my eyes shut the whole time which is a shame because it turned out the radiologist was smoking hot. I also leaked the dye afterward and felt some mild cramping for maybe an hour or two after. It was an unpleasant experience but not unbearable, and it’s quick. There was no sharp pain at all, just pretty intense cramping. My nurse advised me to take 600mg of ibuprofen, and I’m glad I heeded her advice. I went back to work afterward and was fine. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Florida

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@xraychick01:  wishing you good luck tomorrow! I too am in health care and hate being the patient. I had my hsg last week, and honestly was terrified. When they called me back into the room to go over everything before starting I legit starting crying because I was so scared (and had heard SO many horror stories).  Truth be told it was painless for me, I was shocked when they said they were done because I thought they hadn’t even started. I took 800mg of Advil about 30min before my procedure. Try not to think too much about it and focus on how this will help get you some answers! You got this!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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@krm1984:  this. Take ibuprofen before and you’ll do great. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had two. The first I found very painful, and was told I had one blocked tube and they had to push a bunch of dye to try to get past it. Then since they recommended surgery, but the report was misleading, I had a second one where it was done in about 10 seconds and hurt a lot less. 

I took Tylenol both times before hand, and don’t think it helped. But the good news is it was fairly quick and once it was over I mostly felt fine (some minor residual cramping, but I was able to drive home fine, etc)

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@xraychick01:  it’s uncomfortable but so quick. You’ll be fine. 

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