*if you found this through a search engine, please read the comments, I hope you find them helpful and best of luck to you. if you have anything add, please feel free to add your own thoughts*
Below is from my friend who had the miscarriage. If you’ve had this test, would you comment on it – anything I could pass on to her…
” Ok. So I have been put through the ringer the last several months. Some of you know that in March I had a miscarriage at 15 weeks. Well it happened again in September. I was 17 weeks along and my water broke. I am doing fine, but just wish that me and my husband had some answers.
I am going in for an HSG test on Wednesday to see if there are any problems with my uterus. An HSG is a test where they push dye into your uterus to check for any abonormalities. They will be able to take x-rays and see if there is anything there. I am terrified about the pain as I have heard that it is extremly painfull. But on the other hand considering what I have been through, this should be a breeze. At this point I will endure any physical pain to find out what is going on to avoid losing another precious child. My doctor seems to think that I will be able to have a healthy pregnancy again, we just need to find the problem and fix it. After all, I DO have one healthy boy and we don’t have any problems getting pregnant, just staying pregnant. “
I’ve had it done.
It isn’t pleasant at all, I wouldn’t call it extremely painful though. But the reproductive tech was really helpful – she said to rub my toes together (cause afterall, you have the feet together, knees falling apart pose going on) and just keep rubbing as fast as I could. It did distract me. As did digging my nails into the husbands hand as hard as I possibly could. She should trim her nails short beforehand. It’s not nearly as bad as having a miscarriage though. Just like a prolonged pap smear.
Oh, and I was told that it is common for women to become pregnant right after. I poo pooed that. Have you met the evil one? We made her that
We found out that I had a bicornate uterus (increased miscarriage, preterm labor and fetal death) and a tipped cervix (labour issues and infertility issues due to sperm getting confused :p), on top of the PCOS makes it quite the challenge to get and stay pregnant.
Good luck to her.
My sister at tiredofwaiting.wordpress.com had it done earlier this year. She had also read that it was painful but only found it mildly so, and motrin helped.
I have no idea’s. Good luck to her and (((hugs))).
I’ve had it done. To be completely honest, mine was awful. As in worse than labor itself. I actually vomitted during and after the procedure.
I was told by a nurse that the physician administering the HSG makes all the difference. I was using a stand-in physician since mine was called into an emergency. The physician needs to inject the dye slowly so the uterus doesn’t contract wildly (which mine did). I wish your friend all the best. Sincerely.
Be sure to tell your friend the last part – not the first part – because at the end of the day the HSG is a necessary tool. 🙂
I had one done & wrote about it here: http://fruitfemme.blogspot.com/2007/08/flashback-hsg-test.html . The post is a bit ridiculous and may/not be helpful to someone going in to have it done. In a nutshell, I took some aleve before & that helped a lot. Once they had everything where it needed to be it wasn’t so painful for me, it was just getting all of the everything where it needed to be (um, inside me.) Also, I don’t like men and the dr. was a man so that increased my anxiety quite a bit. Best wishes to your friend–the fruitfemme
I have not had it done, but it is a useful test and it will help the doctors know what steps to take to ensure a strong and lasting pregnancy. Sometimes it is just a matter of progesterone shots to help the body keep the pregnancy.
I will keep her in my thoughts.
I’ve had that test. It’s distinctly unpleasant, but I did not find it “extremely painful.” The discomfort was more of a queasy, crampy feeling that lingered.
The plus side is, it’s a relatively quick test, and the results come quickly as well.
Don’t have any personal advice or information, but I send my well wishes.
Hi, just found your blog through a posting you made on the blog of a friend of mine. I am so sad for your friend. I had a m/c at 11 weeks and I can honestly say it was the most difficult experience of my life, so I sincerely hope your friend doesn’t ever have to go through it again. I guess your friend had the test done a couple days ago. I hope it went well. I had an HSG a few years ago, and although not what I would call comfortable, it was not painful. And, I hope for your friend’s sake, they find a problem that is correctable – so they can correct it, ideally in some easy and quick way. Best wishes to her.