Will have my mock transfer on Friday. Never had one. Advice?

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Will have my mock transfer on Friday. Never had one. Advice?
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 11:12pm
My local RE scheduled my mock transfer for Friday at 1. I have had a saline u/s so I know what it is like to have a catheter put in through the cervix (ouch) but the nurse said they DONT use u/s guidance for the mock transfer. That confuses me. Doesnt the dr need to see when he gets to the top of the uterus? He is supposed to be taking measurements for the NJ dr to use when they do my actual transfer. How can he take measurements with no u/s? does he just measure how much of the catheter is in? Just seems kind of weird to me. I didnt want to have one done at all, but as long as my local RE can do it and its covered by ins, I guess I have no excuse not to. When I asked the nurse how the dr will know when he gets to the back of my uterus, she just said he can tell. I said is that when I say owww? She said no, that's when the catheter goes in. Just really looking for some insight from some BTDT ladies. I know to pre-medicate for pain, but anything else? Thanks in advance for all your help. It is much appreciated!!
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It's really no big deal :) I think they put a clamp on the cervix, which can feel crampy. They can feel where they are in the uterus, though I seem to remember they used the us.

I don't remember having ant lasting discomfort, and I had the mock transfer and the hsg on the same morning.

Good luck!!

 


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Registered: 01-30-2010
Wish I could help, but I didn't have that done as part of my mock xfer. But, I did have a saline ultrasound and HSG a few months prior to mock so maybe that is why, IDK.

Hope all goes well tomorrow.

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I think they used an u/s on one of my mock transfers because the RE figured out I had a slightly tipped uterus. The tech used u/s o. My belly to hel with guidance. A little crampy but not like an HSG

Isabel
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I had the mock transfer today. The dr used xylocaine on my cervix and also on the end of the transfer catheter to numb the area. OMG what a difference it made!! I felt a little pressure and of course that he was messing around down there, but no actual pain at all. MUCH better than when I had the saline sonogram and MUCH MUCH better than what I had feared. If the transfer goes that smoothly, its gonna be a piece of cake!! Thank you for all the advice. It was much appreciated. I did take a motrin ahead of time, but Im not even sure it was necessary. Now I am good to go until June 17th when I have been off BCP's for a few days and have to get b/w and u/s done. TIme certainly is moving right along!!
Rana 42
Carl (almost) 44
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OH yeah, I forgot to add, NO u/s guidance, but it was fine without. My uterus measures 8cm deep and I was told that was perfect for my age and that I have had other children 20+ years ago.
Rana 42
Carl (almost) 44
Never doubt the concept of a true soulmate until you have experienced. There is nothing like it.
Hoping to have our dream come true......... a child to raise together