B/W and HSG, nervous

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B/W and HSG, nervous
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Sun, 01-02-2011 - 6:29pm
I had CD 3 b/w yesterday, don't know results yet and more b/w tomorrow and my HSG on Tues. I'm nervous, I keep reading what to expect online, but can you ladies give me some advice please. How long does it take?Does it hurt? Will I bleed after? Thanks!!

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Registered: 08-16-2007
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 7:10pm

In my experience, the HSG doesnt hurt too much, but you will probably have cramping and spotting or some light bleeding afterwards. The actual procedure is fairly quick. Try your best not to be too nervous - I know this is much easier said than done, but the more tense and worried you are, the more your body will react and perceive it as pain and hurting - KWIM?

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Sun, 01-02-2011 - 8:03pm
For me, the HSG didn't hurt a bit. If you have any blockage, it can hurt a little bit. Did they tell you to take some Tylenol ahead of time? That can help. Overall, I thought it was pretty neat because they let me look at the monitor while the dye was going through my tubes. :)
No bleeding afterward. Although you probably want to wear a liner afterward because of the liquid they inject. You'll be a bit "drippy" after. Good luck!!!
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Registered: 03-25-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 8:25pm

OMG, I was sooo nervous when I had my HSG. I took a Tylenol an hour beforehand but I recommend Ibuprofen instead, to help with possible inflammation/cramping (which I think is what they told me to take but I didn't have any). My SIL had no issues with her HSG, but I'm a cramper so I was nervous. Found out later that my septum probably made cramping worse. The doctor performing the HSG sighed and said, "Oh, you are going to cramp" and boy did I. I grabbed my abdomen as a knee-jerk reaction and the doctor yelled at me because that blocked the view. Nice guy, not. Anyway, the actual procedure took 3-5 minutes and the cramping decreased when the doctor was done. I think I felt a little prick-like sensation before the dye started. I didn't get to see the dye flowing during the test but I was given all images. I did go over the results with the doctor a few minutes after the test. Ditto PP about wearing a pad after, you might feel leaky. I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending cramp-free vibes your way. KUP.

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Registered: 06-29-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 8:28pm
Thanks ladies, that makes me feel better!!
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Registered: 12-13-2009
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 8:29pm
I've never had it done but wanted to send you some luck!
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Registered: 06-27-2006
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 9:02pm
Bring a pad with you. I did bleed after my HSG. I think it's because they nicked me somehow. They had some sorts of instruments up in there to get the dye into me and I know there some some sort of clamp thing, so I'm sure that irritated a bit. Plus, you will leak dye. I thought it would be blue, for some reason (I really don't know why I thought that), but it was more an yellowy-amber color.

For me, it didn't hurt. It just was a bit crampy. Mostly like a normal menstrual cramping. My uterus was fine, but the dye hesitated before going into my tubes. But even that didn't hurt. I've heard that it hurts a lot if your tubes are blocked though. I think you can take some ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment (you might want to call ahead of time and double check), just to block some of the pain. Good luck! It really isn't the horror stories that you see out there.
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Registered: 02-19-2007
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 9:33pm
I took 1000mg of ibu an hr b4 procedure.
I felt nothing during procedure, no bleeding after either, just some leftover discharge of the dye.
I cant remember if I had cramping after, maybe a teensy bit.
I was way more freaked than I needed to be.
Some women do find it painful though

Good luck!
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Registered: 06-29-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 10:46pm
Thanks everyone!!!I will bring a pad and take some ibuprofen before. Thanks for making me feel better!!!!
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Registered: 08-07-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 4:10am
It doesn't hurt near as bad as you're probably imagining. It takes a matter of moments. They thread the catheter into your uterus and fill the balloon to seal it there and hold it in place. Then they insert iodine dye (when it leaks out it looks like brownish blood, but it'll be the dye so wear a pantiliner). No pain, but you'll be nervous and uncomfortable.
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 10:12am
Yep, I agree with the PP's. It didn't hurt much at all. CD 1 cramps are WAYYYY worse and it was over in a matter of minutes!
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