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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    I'm in nsw. It really depends I think. Are you seeing a FS? They can explain all the costs. Sometimes flushing it out with the dye helps.

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    I have seen a fs but have an appt with GP as it be cheaper to get referral that way. Could go public but think the wait list be too long unfortunately. I almost 40, I don't have time on my side but sadly don't have the money either

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    Hi stormgirl. My fs referred me to the public system for laproscopic surgery to see if I had endo. They did dye studies at the same time and found my left tube was blocked. It was about a three month wait and I didn't have to pay anything.

    Eta-you can ring your local public hospital to find out what the waiting period it like. Or your PHI should cover a diagnostic laparoscopy as it's not pregnancy related.
    Last edited by Ngaiz; 12-01-2013 at 12:41.

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    If you got to the gp, they should do a hsg test referral on the spot and you can prob book it in within a week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    . Or your PHI should cover a diagnostic laparoscopy as it's not pregnancy related.
    Oh really? I have been with medibank since July last year so maybe they would cover this? Can my GP organise it or would I still have to see a fs?

    Thanks for that info!

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    Check with your phi as I thought my laparoscopy would be covered but they deemed it pre existing and I ended up out of pocket about $3000.

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    How would they know it pre-existing? I only just started wondering whether I have had blocked tubes as I have not been able to fall pregnant and started trying in October. I have a low AMH and am 39. When I took my cover out I never considered blocked tubes but did know I had a low ovarian reserve.

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    The hcg test is not done through a hospital and you don't (usually) claim it back through phi. It's just done at a normal scan/diagnostic place. If you see your gp you could prob get the referral and have it done next week or the week after. If the results show anything, then you might need a lap.

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    I HAD to have mine done on CD10.

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    Their doctor (who assesses claims) decided it was pre existing. My gp and FS both wrote letters saying it was not and was diagnostic but they wouldn't pay it. I got the phi ombudsman to investigate to no avail. Just be aware that they will try to get out of covering whatever they can!

    My hycosy was affordable (less than $200 after Medicare rebate) and I knew immediately that tubes were not blocked. That's when FS recommended a lap to investigate further.

    Edit to add as pp said you need to have if done around cd10 (after af and before ovulation).


 

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