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Just found out that my insurance company will pay for a HSG which my OB was talking about possibly doing. Those of you that had it done, what results did you find out from having it done? I know it is good to take Advil beforehand and to use a pad after but could one go back to work after or do they tell you to take it easy???? TIA
 

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I had one several years ago & took nothing before hand. I don't know if it would have helped me with the pain I experienced. Both of my tubes were found to be blocked so I experienced a lot of pain & cramping. It didn't last any longer than a 1/2 hr total.<br><br>
Dh was there to bring me home & I remember the paper they gave me said something about taking it easy. Honestly though, physically I was fine & could have gone back to work. Mentally I was a wreak <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> b/c I knew we weren't going to conceive without ART.<br><br>
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hey blueyezz4 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I had an hsg done in Dec. It wasn't bad at all. I even drove myself home after the procedure. I took some advil before, but don't remember needing anything afterwards.<br><br>
My hsg showed that I have clear tubes. However, the hsg doesn't show if you have endo or anything like that. I'm having a lap & hystercopy done on 6/1 to check for further issues since I've done 4 rounds of injectables, responded well everytime and still haven't become pg.<br><br>
An hsg usually increases your fertility for the next 3-4 months. If you have a small blockage, it will sometimes come clear. It also "cleans" everything out.<br><br>
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I had an HSG in March. It wasn't too bad, just a little uncomfortable when they were injecting the dye. I was glad that my DH was there to drive me home because I was a little crampy for a few hours afterward. He stayed home that afternoon to help me watch our toddler.<br><br>
My doctor wasn't concerned with my tubes, though...I had a sucessful pregnancy and then a late first trimester miscarriage. She wanted to check and see if I had any fibroids or uterine abnormalities that could have caused an implantation problem. The test came back normal on me.<br><br>
One word of caution...watch for a fever and cramping that doesn't go away in the week or so afterward...I ended up with a mild uterine infection that was cleared up with a round of antibiotics. It caused my period to be a little late, but other than that it wasn't bad.
 

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I had one done several years ago by an infertility specialist. It shows if your tubes are blocked. I would recommend having someone with you and to drive you home with the day off to rest. It is not the most painful procedure but there is cramping and it is stressful. I think I was given a little valium to help me relax.
 

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I had one, about three weeks ago.<br><br>
It was fine. I was expecting bad cramping, but nope. I had the HSG, went to the grocery store, did a mad dash to stock up since my cupboards were like Old Mother Hubbard's, dashed home, carried three trips of groceries up to my fourth floor walk up, walked my dog to the park, dash, dash, and ran to my nannying gig. (I mean, literally - ran. It's normally a ten minute walk, but I was running five minutes late.) Got there in the nick of time, made snack, got the kid started on homework, grabbed a glass of juice, sat down, and had some cramping for the next two/three hours, went home, walked the dog, I was fine by dinner.<br><br>
It showed my tubes were open, no sign of fibroids (family history).<br><br>
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I had an HSG in April. I had one open and I didn't even feel the tech shooting the dye up it. Had one blocked and I thought I was going to throw up when the tech kept trying to unblock it! It was tied off after my ovary was removed on that side. Wasn't going to unblock! I was real crampy after but could have driven home. I was even more crampy the next day and laid down most of the day. I did take 4 advil an hour before. Seems like if your tubes are clear it is mostly uncomfortable but it they are blocked it causes pain.<br><br>
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Actually, I had an HSG done Thursday (the 17th). I was TERRIFIED because I have had an ectopic pregnancy. I was afraid that the tube was blocked, and was going to effect my go ahead for clomid or femara, and I was scared that the tube would be blocked and would cause pain. I took 800 mg. of advil before hand, just in case.<br><br>
I wanted to kick the doctor when she put the catheter in my cervix, but did not really even notice another pain after that. The dye did feel almost "cold" inside though, odd sensation, but definitely not pain. All through the rest of the day, and into the day on Friday, I could feel that my cervix was irritated, and also some period like cramping.<br><br>
I ended up with both of my tubes being clear, and I can safely move forward after dealing with over five years of infertility!
 

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Thanks everyone for all the info, what a great source of information you all are!!!! I'm assuming this procedure is done in the hospital (outpatient) and not in the doctors office???? Is your OBGYN there for it too or just the technician???
 

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I think most are done in the xray dept at the hospital. They take a series of xrays as the dye passes through (or not) your uterus and tubes. Mine wasn't painfull, but I had one tube somewhat open and one completely shut. I think the pain comes from tubes that are a little blocked and are opened when the die shoots through. As a PP, I was ok physically (took 2 advil) but a wreck emotionally due to the tubal issue. True, although not for us due to other reasons, fertility is increased after, as the dye "cleans house". It's a relatively cheap procedure, maybe $200.00 but my insurance covered it too. GL<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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I had one done earlier this year. It showed that I had a uterine septum which is probably what is making it harder for me to get pg as it can act like an IUD. It's also probably the reason why I miscarried before. If an egg implants on the septum, it doesn't have the same blood supply as if it had implanted on the walls of the uterus.
 

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I had one done in January of 2006. It wasn't bad at all; I was very nervous but it was fine and I didn't have any pain during or after the procedure at all; it was also very quick. I had heard rumors that it can increase your fertility immediately after and it seems to have worked for me--SOMETHING did, anyway...we had been TTC since November 2003 and I got pregnant in March 2006 and I am now a mommy to my precious boy!
 

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FYI, the quote from my dr's office is $800 for this test... My ins will pay half - if I need it. I'll decide in a few weeks, after my 2ww and after my blood test results. At least they'll pay for part of it!
 

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Mine was done in the hospital as out-patient. My RE did it, and there were 2 other people (I think nurses) in there, too. It was great having my RE in there, b/c he could tell me the results right away.
 
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