Re: Scar Pain and HSG / IUD / Ovarian cystsRe: Scar pain, I had an HSG done in Summer, 1996 which showed complete blockage of the right tube, with scar tissue covering the outside in strange pattern as well. I had an u/s several months back that showed my right ovary is "way out in right field" because of this. I have a repeat next month before my Essure consult; these are re: ovarian cysts, possible due to my Mirena IUD.
At any rate, I remember the HSG hurting pretty bad, which they said was the case with scar tissue. But then again, that was before I had children. And when I then HAD three children vaginally, I remember the HSG as hurting more. We shall see what happens after my Essure and next HSG, I guess. Actually, after the HSG, too, I had cramping and slight bleeding. Little dizziness. Probably that's what its like after the Essure, but who knows. I hadn't even thought that they'd give you a sedative. I thought it was just like a pap or IUD insertion.
ETA: Found this on Wiki on the NuvaRing which counts me out:
Etonogestrel, the specific progestin used in NuvaRing, is the active metabolite of the inactive prodrug desogestrel, one of two third-generation progestins found in some epidemiological studies of combined oral contraceptive pills to be associated with a higher risk of venous thrombosis than combined oral contraceptive pills containing certain second-generation progestins. Because hormones are released continuously from NuvaRing, peak and total estrogen and progestin doses are significantly lower than with combined oral contraceptives, although it is not known whether this lowers the risk of blood clots.