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Hysteroscopy

Posted by bambi , 21 February 2012 · 5583 views

Was wondering if anyone has had any difficulties with a hysteroscopy.
I went in to get a hysteroscopy a few days ago and they've had to stop after several attempts as the Dr. was having difficulties getting into the uterus. I know I have a retroverted or tilted uterus and I'm not sure if that was the reason for such difficulties.
I'm going in again in a few days so they can try again and I'll be put to sleep for it.
I was just wondering if anyone experienced this and if I should ge worried about it.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.




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frostedlemon
Feb 21 2012 06:19 PM
I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but both my OB and my RE had trouble getting in past my cervix. They both said the hole in it is really small (and naturally they do those tests when it's closed the most) and there might be a curve to it so the little tubey thing wouldn't bend properly around it. When I had my HSG, she had to give me something to dilate it (which led to excruciating cramps) and for my hysteroscopy she gave up because they were going to do the lap anyway and figured it would be easier since I'd be knocked out then. I was glad because it was really uncomfortable having my cervix repeatedly poked with no success. I asked both times if that could be the cause of our problems, but they both said no. Good luck with it!
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nextchapter
Feb 21 2012 06:22 PM
i haven't had one done but my RE has requested i get one done. Do i go under or am i sedated? Does it take long? He wants to do it to "agitate' my uterus in hopes it will help in getting me pregnant..
Hi nextchapter,
the hysteroscopy is not supposed to take very long. I'll be able to give you more details once they actually get in there to look at my uterus. The last time I had it done unsuccessfully, they just advised me to take a tylenol for the pain and I don't want to scare you but I felt a lot of cramping and really bad excruciating pains (and I can handle pain pretty good). The Dr. had to stop because she saw my legs were shaking from the pain. Anyhow, the next one, they said they'll sedate me.
But I must say that aside from the pain, it was pretty amazing how they can go in with a camera. You can actually see them going up and it's in colour too... pretty fascinating I must say.
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silverdollar
Feb 22 2012 08:29 AM
I had both of my hysterioscopies done under general anesthetic, but before the second one I had to have a seaweed stick inserted into my cervix for 24 hours to dilate it. Not fun. Worse than labour in many ways. Yes, and Tylenol or Advil is about like sucking on a mint for that level of pain. I hope they are successful the next time with your procedure.
Yup, I did one iui, it was hell and I don't even think he got into the uterus. And TWO mock transfer attempts, also hell, took over an hour each of poking. I have a retroverted uterus and my cervix is corkscrew shape. The RE decided that he would have to sedate me to transfer the embryos (but we never got to do that, I had a hysteroscopy under anesthetic and discovered that my uterus is completely useless).
I had a terrible experience with a hysteroscopy. The gyne had to stop after half an hour because I was bleeding so much and she couldn't see anything. And yes, super painful. I've also had problems with IUIs. When I had the lap and was unconscious, they had no problems gettting in.

I had both of my hysterioscopies done under general anesthetic, but before the second one I had to have a seaweed stick inserted into my cervix for 24 hours to dilate it. Not fun. Worse than labour in many ways. Yes, and Tylenol or Advil is about like sucking on a mint for that level of pain. I hope they are successful the next time with your procedure.


You're absolutely right silverdollar... tylenol or advil is like sucking on a mint for that level of pain. Apparently they don't sedate everyone because for some women is easy to get into the uterus but of course, I'm not one of those. Just my luck...lol.
Impatient, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience and I totally know what you mean.
I'm hoping that it will be better when they try while I'm unconscious.

You ladies want to hear something funny?
At the end of all this... the Dr. says to me... "ok, so we'll try this again, only next time we'll sedate you. Just remember no intercourse for the next few days..."
I felt like saying... are you for real??? Intercourse is the last thing on my mind, after this horrible experience... hahahah
I was sedated for mine and barely remember anything after "and this medication is to relax you...."
I felt no pain afterwards, but was dizzy for the next 24 hours from the medication
Ihave had one and will be having another. They have always put me under so dont remember alot. Ask to be put under and everything should go smoothly.
I had a hysteroscopy done and it was fine - I took to extra strength advil and all was good - it felt like the begining of my period. I had a bit of spotting for the rest of the day and on and off cramping but everything was fine.
I think deep breathing really helped me - try to be as relaxed as you can and just think you're only in this uncomfortable position for maybe 2 minutes. Best of luck!!
my hsg was horrifc , im not a baby when it comes to pain. but OMG that was bad, my doctor had to hold me down and try to get me to stop crying, after what seems like forever he finally says to me i think we need to do a Lap because I cant see through all this bleeding, What a day . The Lap was great as I was out cold, but recovery was a bit slow for me

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