Fertility test advice (HSG) - Thanks!

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Registered: 06-12-2011
Fertility test advice (HSG) - Thanks!
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 5:11am

Thanks so much to all of you who've responded about the HSG. I had the test done just recently due to having an ectopic last year,

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 9:35am
Hi there...I replied before, but wanted to add. When my Crohn's Disease was really active from age 17-27, I had probably (and I'm not exagerating) 50 or more CAT scans or abdominal X-rays. I was constantly having issues in which I needed close monitoring via x-ray.

Fast forward and at 30 I got PG with my 15 month old daughter via IVF (after the HSG found blocked tubes). I delivered her at 31 and she is extremely intelligent and healthy. I breastfed her for over a year and she has only had 1 small cold in her life. She is developing well and happy and smart. I am currently pregnant with my second baby via IVF.

I have read that we are exposed to more radiation every day being surrounded by wireless routers/cell phones than even 1 x-ray gives off. And the chances of those "rays" causing harm is tiny. I truly wouldn't worry at all about one x-ray and it affecting your eggs at all.

Good luck!

 

&nb
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Registered: 08-27-2008
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 3:55pm
I know it's impossible not to worry but most people have xrays at some point or another and have 100% healthy kids. I had my HSG in 2008 and my daughter is 1 and doesn't have any health issues what so ever, thankfully =) GL!

Caryn
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Registered: 09-12-2003
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 8:32pm

going to prefance this with a warning I had a tooth today in a bit of pain so cranky. My IVF baby was born with a congential birth defect. Truth is we will never know the exact cause. We did see a genestist as part of his treatment most 3 possible cause there is a family link but slightly different genetic path, maternal illness at 6 weeks or IVF. Shortly after we had become pregnant a study was released showing an increase in likelihood for certain birth defects in IVF babies and this Dr from one of the top children hospitals in the world quickly responded with something that has stuck with me for nearly 8 years. If it wasn't for the IVF we wouldn't have had him and that

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 8:40pm
sorry hit wrong button don't know how to edit but without IVF we wouldn't have had Liam and yes he had a birth defect but he was otherwise healthy and he has gone on to have a pretty normal life. He's ADHD and not convinced there isn't more. Is it all related to my IVF or the test they ran or something I did or just what was meant to be. Who knows but he has made my life better everyday he has been it in and I can't imagine my life without him in. So I am often reminded of that wise Dr words whatever the road we took to get here no matter the outcome it was worth the alternative. If you aren't prepared to take whatever God has in store then maybe you should rethink being a mom. Its not just about having a baby its about raising a kid and to be honest I have yet to meet a perfect kid, while some parents may say their kid is, its life its reality we all have something and the one person who sees passed it all is our mom's.

My biggest fear for my son was how the world would view and to be honest how I would feel to have a baby with a defect but they put him in my arms and nothing mattered. Its been a wild ride and it aint even half over and yah I wish we didn't have to deal with things we do when I think of how empty my life would feel without him I know the outcome outweighs any of the other stuff
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