(Closed) Hysterosalpingogram?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

There is this book that provides a pretty apt (from what I’ve heard) description of it.

It is a 3 part book series (it’s fiction btw) and it’s really great and really funny. It’s about a couple who are trying to get pregnant. It’s called The Baby Trail and Sinead Moriarty wrote it. You should check it out, it is definitely an enlightening read.

The other two books are called The Perfect Match and From Here to Maternity. I don’t want to spoil the ending of the third book, but they end up living happily ever after which someday you will too, I hope.

You should read the series if you can! Emma, the main character, describes the whole process in minute detail.


Post # 5
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had one several years ago. You lay on the table and they put this syringe up your yoohoo and then tell you to hold still while they take the x-ray. Then they do it again for the other tube. The entire procedure took maybe 10 minutes. I was so freaked out about the entire experience and having to go through it alone that I cried the whole time. Oh, and I bled for a couple of days afterwards. It felt like period cramps.


It is nor a procedure that I would choose to go through, but I could do it again if there was a medical reason. It wasn’t that bad. Don’t plan to do anything else for the rest of the day though. I was driven home and laid on the couch and watched movies and drank tea for the rest of the afternoon and then went to bed early. Back at work the next day with some ibuprofen for the cramping and was fine.

Post # 6
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am to have one in October 12th (pending I get my period) so I am right with you! When my doctor told me she recommeded it, I freaked out! I had no clue what it was and wasnt looking to start invasive treatments right away but she described it so well to me that I am much more comfortable and hoping to get some answers with it. First it will/should only take 10-15 minutes, you can premedicate with some ibuprofen which she recommended. She did say that this procedure can help alot of women sometimes bc by inserting the dye to see the tubes that it flushes them and really that is all some needed. If the tube is clogged, things cant happen! I am nervous, I won’t lie, but I was nervous getting my progesterone checked today! Good luck and keep me informed on how it went for you!

Post # 8
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@heathaah: Good luck with your procedure. I’m having a hysteroscopy next Thursday (similar) and the dr. gave me a valium prescription to take before the procedure to alleviate pain. I think for mine they will “blow me up” with air. That’s the best way for them to see “things”. 

Post # 10
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think so. I read about the procedure and saw it mentioned (blowing up with air), but who knows? Maybe he won’t use that? All I know is I’ll take my valium beforehand and hope for the best. Hope yours isn’t too painful, either!! 🙂

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