- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2016
I had a HyCoSy scan this morning (Fallopian Tube patency test), which I was very anxious about beforehand. However it went really well, so I thought I would post my positive experience in case anyone out there is googling and is worried about having this done themselves. They do an internal ultrasound scan and then put a catheter into the womb, inflate a small balloon and then fill it with fluid which travels through the fallopian tubes. The fluid shows up clearly on the ultrasound scan screen whether the fallopian tubes are blocked or not. Mine went very well, the fluid was able to flow through both tubes without a problem, which is good news! We could also clearly see my left follicle with an egg inside, preparing to ovulate, so that will be happening in the next few days!
The procedure was uncomfortable with a bit of pressure and cramps inside, similar to period pains, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought! However my tubes are clear, apparently if you have blockages in your tubes it is more painful. The procedure can make conception more likely because the tubes have had a nice wash-out and the path is clearer for the sperm, so we shall see… I took two paracetamol painkillers an hour before, and needed to take ibuprofen afterwards and again in the afternoon. I also got given anti-biotics.
Anyway, hope my post helps anyone who is worried about getting a HyCoSy scan! But don’t ask me what the Hy Co and Sy is short for cos I haven’t got a clue!
- This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by chuppahbee.