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#1 hopeful4baby

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

Hi there,

I am new to all this and I just had my sonohysterogram done at Lifequest. I was told I would just have some minor cramping and possibly some spotting. The procedure was going well at first and I didn't even feel her place the catheter. Then she said she was going to check my tubes and holy crap the pain was intense!! I was just wondering if anyone else had this experience. I did have some bleeding afterwards and some pretty bad cramps off and on for the rest of the night. :unsure:
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 07:33 PM

Sorry to hear you were in so much pain. I was in a lot of pain when I had mine done. They say if the tubes are not clear that it hurts more, but I was told my tubes were clear, just to find out later via lap that they were damaged and blocked. Did they tell you if your tubes are open?

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#3 Hero08

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

I had the exact same experience - I had 2 of them and they were each equally painful with cramping afterwards - I think that the first time I went back to work and had to leave and go home. Unfortunately for some of us it just plain hurts. My tubes were actually clear - they told me that they spasmed and that's what caused the pain. You are not alone!
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

I had the exact same experience - I had 2 of them and they were each equally painful with cramping afterwards - I think that the first time I went back to work and had to leave and go home. Unfortunately for some of us it just plain hurts. My tubes were actually clear - they told me that they spasmed and that's what caused the pain. You are not alone!


I found it very painful as well. As far as i know my tubes are clear as well. It was when the stuff was injected i felt the pain.I cramped for the rest of the day but was fine the day after. The pain will go away

#5 hopeful4baby

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

Sorry to hear you were in so much pain. I was in a lot of pain when I had mine done. They say if the tubes are not clear that it hurts more, but I was told my tubes were clear, just to find out later via lap that they were damaged and blocked. Did they tell you if your tubes are open?

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Hi baby2be

Thanks for your reply. I haven't had the results yet, I just had the test done yesterday and they didn't say anything to me. She did the test so fast I think from the time I layed down till the time it was over and she left was like 3 min. Not exaggerating. I didn't feel any pain at all though until she checked my tubes- but I also think she injected the saline super fast. Hopefully my tubes aren't blocked; but I am not going through this for infertility reasons even if they were. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.
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#6 hopeful4baby

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:57 PM

Hoping4miracle and Hero08,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and I know I am not alone in mine! I was worried that something was terribly wrong. Hero08- success on IVF#1? wow, I hope that happens to me! congrats! :D
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#7 ALEX-R

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:00 PM

I had the exact same test done in December, I chose to do it because I didn't want to experience the pain of the HSG, but they advised me to take 2 advil one hour prior to the test. I didn't feel anything except the saline that they inserted sowly, but even that I just felt it going in, no pain. Maybe it was the advil that did the trick.
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#8 Hero08

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 10:03 PM

Hopeful4Baby - yep - first time (and I was only doing it once) was the charm for me. It can and does happen. Good luck with your cycle!
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#9 hopeful4baby

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

I had the exact same test done in December, I chose to do it because I didn't want to experience the pain of the HSG, but they advised me to take 2 advil one hour prior to the test. I didn't feel anything except the saline that they inserted sowly, but even that I just felt it going in, no pain. Maybe it was the advil that did the trick.



Hi ALEX-R,

I did take 2 advil plus and extra strength tylenol and I can't image the pain if I hadn't. I think my problem was that the saline wasn't inserted slowly, but all at once. I think if I blinked I would have missed the doctor even come in and then leave. Thanks for your response though.
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#10 Trying4NoTwo

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

I've had this procedure twice (first time not at LifeQuest). First time I had awful cramping and was even sick afterwards thowing up. My tubes were clear at this point. Last time, it was ok...wouldn't call it fun, but not as bad as the first time. Ironically, it was the last time that one of my tubes were blocked.

Sorry it was so painful for you. Hope you get good results.
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In Nov 2007, switched clinics. Went through testing and found issues - infection, blocked tube and suspected endometriosis. Put on menopause meds for 3 months.
In May 2008, redid tests. Unfortuantely, little improvement was seen. Still have inflammation and/or scarring in lining.
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#11 caila

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:51 PM

Mine was very, very painful. They said that my tube (only have one) was clear - or that some of the fluid got through and thus it should be OK - but surgery later revealed that it was crushed in the middle.
Stay strong. Stay positive. And remember not to say anything to yourself - out loud or in your head - that you wouldn't say to your best girlfriend if she was in your position.

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#12 hopeful4baby

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

Mine was very, very painful. They said that my tube (only have one) was clear - or that some of the fluid got through and thus it should be OK - but surgery later revealed that it was crushed in the middle.



Oh my goodness, I am so sorry you had to endure that! I am wondering now if I do have problems as I remember have serious pain in my abdomen usually on my left side, but sometimes both when I was young. I have been on the pill for the past 7 years, so I couldn't say what is normal for me now. I have just gone off the pill and I am dealing with horrid pain and nausea. Not sure if that is normal from coming off the pill or not.
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#13 Prayingfortwins

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:16 PM

My fertility doctor just recommended this. I'm a bit scared...but glad to hear that the advil that was recommended might help with the pain. I haven't been told whether there is an issue with my tubes specifically but my doctor said that sometimes it helps clear things out and patients end up getting pregnant shortly after.

#14 Wantingour1st

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

Hi, i had a sonohysterogram in October 2012 and was really painful.  Tears were pouring out of the corners of my eyes while i was lying there.  I had to stay and lie down.  I had cramps for sometime after.  In December 2012 I had accupuncture twice and that was also really painful after.  Dec. 23 I got it done and had cramps that shifted from the left then one day it'd go to the right for a week and a half.  The acupuncturist has been doing this for 30 yrs and said it wasn't the acupuncture.  I'm seeing her again today, i recently ovulated and i have minor cramps.  I'm now researching how long cramps can last from a sonohystergram. It makes sense since they blow up your tubes and uterus too i think so it expands.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:19 PM

Just had my sonohystergram and I had to come on here to compare my experience with others. I think you should have the option of being sedated for that exam.  They sedate you for a colonoscopy and I think this exam is far more uncomfortable.

 

Anyway, I initially didn't think the exam was that bad until they started testing the fallopian tubes with the saline solution and whatever else they were doing. It didn't hurt exactly but it brought on the feeling of really bad PMS which others have described as cramping here but I don't think that does it justice.  Its like when you are feeling the height of your most painful cramp but it doesn't subside the cramp just stays constant.  I took 1 advil and 1 extra strength tylenol before the exam.  If I had to do it again I'd ask for valium or lorazepam.

 

The good news that they confirmed one tube was open but they couldn't confirm whether the other tube was open or not. A little frustrating but I'm glad its over.


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