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Hiya Ladies,

I have been lurking but not posting. Was getting really discouraged about ttc. Feeling a little better so decided to try to hop back in. We aren't trying according to DH, but if it happens, it happens I guess.

Anyway, I am having an HSG done on Monday afternoon. I had one done last June, but they did it while I was knocked out for surgery so I have no memory of it. What do I need to know? I am avoiding Dr. Google because I am already really anxious about it.

So I have the HSG Monday the 2nd and I am scheduled to ovulate on the 5th...

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My HSG was very painless and fun! I got to watch the dye going into my tubes and it was great to hear that all was well. You will do great! Don't stress... when they say to breathe take deep breaths and you will feel some period like cramping and that's it. It may open up your tubes too so you can get pg faster after! they say you can get pg easier 1 to 2 months after cuz it opens you up. But i think you knew that cuz i think you are the one who told me that LOL! you will do great!

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Hi. You will some period cramping but not long. Take 1-2 advil an hour before so it wont be as bad. HTH.

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I think i took 4 advil before... I forgot to add that. Oh and I had mine done in April... had a chemical pg in may and not i'm pg in june. I think it really works! GL!

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Hi Kim,

My HSG was very painless. I didn't even take any meds....I felt fine afterwards. I'm sure all will be fine. Good luck!!

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I had cramping, but it wasn't that bad. I did take ibuprofen prior per my RE's advice. The worst part was that they didn't give me anything to prevent leaving a drippy trail between the table and bathroom. Sad

Hope the HSG does the trick!

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I had this done yesterday. I was anticipating pain, as I had read some horror stories, but I could not feel anything other than the speculum! It was no worse than a normal pelvic exam.

My tubes are clear, which was a huge relief, as I had a 50% chance of infertility due to scar tissue from abdominal surgeries. My tubes are higher in the body than normal, though the doctor wasn't concerned about that unless my ovaries are too far away from them, which I don't know.

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Kim! I'm so glad to see a post from you! I've been wondering how you're doing. I hope your HSG goes great. I was terrified to have one also and ended up not having to have it...who knows now but I'm less worried about it if it comes up again. At least you get some immediate answers about your tubes and it could answer some questions. Smile Good luck sweetie! Let us know how it goes! :bighug:

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Leah I remember when you were talking about having one... man we have been on this board together for a long time I feel like I know you all so well!

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Thanks ladies. I think I am worried because when I usually "O", I am in serious pain to point where it hurts to walk even. This, combined with the m/c's, makes me think I am blocked and this is really going to hurt.

I wonder if it would be bad if I took something a bit stronger to help relax me?

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I think it would be ok.
I'm surprised they are doing it so close to O, when I had mine they wanted it to be done quite early in my cycle.

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I had some Torodol left over from kidney stones and I thought I might take that if I had an HSG. It's not insanely powerful or anything but it works on inflammation and so I thought that might be good. You could always call the office and ask. They might say it's fine if you have anything. I hope it goes well for you sweetie and that you aren't in a lot of pain. From what I've heard, even if it does hurt, it's usually over very quickly and often unblocks you tubes in the process which is good. Keeping fingers crossed that it goes well and all of this is behind you soon with only good things in the future.

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I had an HSG on my 15th cycle TTC. I took 2 advil and 2 tylenol beforehand and I was glad I did. It wasn't a walk in the park, but it wasn't over the top painful. I did have cramping afterwards too. It WAS very cool seeing my tubes fill up on the screen. LOL.

I O'd 10 days after my HSG and that was when I conceived DD!!! I hope you're as lucky. We definitely credit her conception on the HSG. Good luck!

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Good luck with the HSG! Ive never had one but have heard the same thing about getting pg after!