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#1 wannabeamama

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:13 PM

To start IVF with my new clinic I need to have a sonohysterogram done.

I had an HSG dye test done a couple of years ago but they want something more recent.

The HSG was very painful for me. How does the sonohysterogram compare to that?

I asked if I could have some medication during the procedure but all they would give me was Ativan.

 


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IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

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We are out of frosties, just started a new IVF cycle going into Jan 2020!

 


#2 DorothyandToto

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 05:21 PM

It’s just a saline push and I’m have my fourth in a couple of weeks (due to a propensity to grow polyps). They have never hurt me at all. Maybe a little weird feeling for a second, but no pain. They die suggest taking Advil and hour before as some women have cramping. I’ve never had cramping or spotting myself.

Obviously, my experience can’t speak for everyone, but I’ve had different doctors do them and still no pain.

#3 cj123

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 04:55 PM

I've had both done and felt nothing with either of them.  But from what I hear from most people the HSG is much more painful.  Both mine were fine and I felt pretty much nothing.  


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#4 Marly321

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:54 AM

Ive never had the dye test but I found the sonohysterogtam a little uncomfortable. There was definitely cramping as they filled the uterus with saline. I would recommend taking a couple of extra strength Tylenol 1 hour prior to procedure, especially if you found the other procedure painful
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#5 wannabeamama

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:25 PM

Thanks for your responses ladies!

Those of you who did not have any pain during these procedures are very lucky!

When I had the HSG I actually screamed.

I've also had an endometrial biopsy that was very uncomfortable to say the least.

When the doctor that performed that procedure did an FET for me later she apologized for causing me so much pain lol 

 

Maybe it is because I have a retroverted uterus, but I'm not sure. 

 

I am going to take lots of advil or naproxen and hope for the best!!


Me: 36 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

We are out of frosties, just started a new IVF cycle going into Jan 2020!

 


#6 DorothyandToto

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:04 PM

I think the shape of your uterus absolutely makes a difference!! I just had the endometrial biopsy today and had discomfort for 5 seconds at most and then nothing since. I did take Advil an hour before, but was expecting a lot of pain from what people have said. I know it’s so hard, but I really tried to relax while she was doing the biopsy as well...easier said than done I realize!
Best of luck!

#7 Ellehat

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:41 PM

It was very painful for me but maybe my cervix was stenotic (hard and closed) and I too have a tilted uterus. Seems to be easier after having been cranked open for a polypectomy.

#8 wannabeamama

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:28 PM

Update: This procedure was not that bad for me!

I took 2 naproxen about one hour before and I also took 0.5 mg of Ativan. 

It did get a little pinchy painful at one point, but the doctor said she could deflat the balloon and it was more comfortable.

It mostly just felt like period cramps on a bad day and there was a weird sensation of fullness lol

It was interesting to be able to see what was going on and be told about it while it was being done!


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Me: 36 DH: 36

 

TTC since 2014

 

IVF #1: November 2016

ER: Retrieved 5 eggs, 5 fertilized, ended up with 4 five day blasts

 

Fresh ET Nov 2016: BFN

FET w/ ICSI #1         Feb 2017: BFP,  M/C Apr (Lost at 7 weeks, found out at 14, had D&C)

FET  w/ ICSI #2       June 2017: BFP,  M/C Sept (Lost at 9 weeks, found out at almost 13 weeks, had D&C)

FET w/ ICSI #3        April 2018: BFN

 

We are out of frosties, just started a new IVF cycle going into Jan 2020!

 


#9 carrot cake

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 06:19 PM

way better and faster than HSG.