HSG Appointment

Today is the day My mom comes with me to my apportionment,. Matt couldn’t get off work. I’m nervous, scared excited all at the same time. I don’t know what to expect.

I get prepped and ready!

The HSG exam is underway. You are laying on an exam table legs wide open for the world to see, a nurse is in there with a catheter filled with saline and then dye. The doctor then has a vaginal ultrasound to look around. I asked what is this going to feel like? Knowing that everyone is different and pain tolerance is different, I go into this thinking okay you got this, you can do it!!  Back to the procedure catheter is inserted and the balloon is inflated and HOLY COW the WORST pain I had ever experienced is shooting through my uterus and I’m in tears. I feel it all in my back, my legs are starting to go numb and just when I can’t take it anymore it’s over and relief!!! At this time Doctor says you’re going to need an epidural ASAP in labor, you’ll most likely have back labor!! Okay good to know!!

Information on what HSG exam is!

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram – Fertility test for tubal patency and normalcy of the uterine cavity.

A hysterosalpingogram or HSG is an important test of female fertility potential. The HSG test is a radiology procedure usually done in the radiology department of a hospital or outpatient radiology facility.

  • Radiographic contrast (dye) is injected into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervix
  • The uterine cavity fills with dye and if the Fallopian tubes are open, dye fills the tubes and spills into the abdominal cavity

This shows whether the Fallopian tubes are open or blocked and whether a blockage is at the junction of the tube and uterus (proximal) or at the other end of the tube (distal).

After this procedure, he says my tubes look great! My next apportionment is March 11th for a post-exam checkup, to see how everything healed and what my pain level is like. Since everything looked good and he has high hopes for us we move forward with our next step IUI. I start 50mg of Clomid on days 5-9



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