I was just coming here to ask about the HSG. I will be having one soon and I was worried about it. I have had two ectopics and want to see how my one remaining tube is doing *send open vibes if you can* I have had a sonohystogram before though. It is similar to the HSG but it uses saline solution and ultrasound (sonography). It caused cramping when the saline was in but otherwise I didn't notice anything. Many people have cramping afterwards as well and the doctor recommended over the counter pain meds before and after the procedure. I did neither.
I have had a lap done though (ectopic that ruptured). It was done under general and no breathing tube. I had 3 IVs in for different reasons (one was the anesthetic). In the recovery room, I was freezing and I had tons of blankets from the warmer all over me. They didn't want me out of bed right away and I had to pee, so I got a catheter. This was when I was 24 and recovery was quick. The next day, the nurses hesitated, but I wanted out of bed, I wanted to use an actual toilet and walk a bit. Once I was up, I didn't want to go back to the bed. They discharged me and at home I was getting stuff for people who were home with me. I did have to pay more attention to bending or twisting. I was also nursing my daughter at the time so I just took extra care of anything putting pressure on the incisions. After a day or two, I was back to normal. Nothing with gas bubbles though. But my abdomen was pretty distended due to the blood that had pooled. I agree with loose fitting clothes though. I was definately pj pants for a few days because I didn't want more pressure on the incisions.
They did prescribe me oxycodone (which I didn't take at all and simply returned to the pharmacy) and stool softners, which I didn't like.
Nicole: mama to DD and DS, childbirth educator and doula. Dancing the spiral dance of life