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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    Hi everyone.
    I am booked in for a HSG and lipiodol flush at end of next week. It will be on cd11. I know it is supposed to be between cd6 - 10 but they approved this as long as I have no sex from cd7 until then!
    I am dreading this as I have heard some horror stories, so I am asking other people what they did to prepare for this? My fs nurse said to take two naprogesics and have two scotches an hour prior!
    Also I apparently have a retroverted uterus, would this make it more unpleasant?
    Has anyone had the lipiodol flush done and did this hurt?? Did you have success from it?
    Sorry for all the questions!
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    I haven't had an HSG, but have had a hysteroscopy and lipoidal flush. Not up with the terms, but I think HSG is different to hysteroscopy??? I assume they would be quite similar though.

    It was no better or worse than going under for egg pick up for me. A bit of cramping afterwards and was fine 24 hours or so afterwards.

    I had an early M/C that cycle but was successful on the next.

    Not sure how a retroverted uterus would affect things, sorry.

    Good luck!

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    My Ob told me its less painful if you've had a child before as your cervix is already open a tiny bit.

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    Thanks!
    I struggle with pap smears sometimes so I am not looking forward to this at all !!!

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    My HSG was really painful! I was told that was because the one tube I had at the time was blocked so the dye had nowhere to go. Hopefully it won't be the same for you, but yes get into the painkillers before you go.

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    I not sure if I can go through with this! I have passed out before with a pap smear (mind you,that was YEARS ago, was my first ever one and I had no idea what they were about to do!) But I do get quite a bit of discomfort having a pap smear.
    I had ultrasound done on Thursday and they told me that since I have a retroverted uterus (which apparently is very bad) then the HSG will hurt more
    FS is giving me endone to take prior ... anyone had experience with that??

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    I haven't taken it, but I know a lot of people who have an apparently it's amazing! Lol. That should really help with the pain. Take it before and after (I had a lot of cramping for the rest of the day).

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    I had 2 nurofen and a buscopan about an hour before my HSG. I didnt feel any pain. Only discomfort from the speculum (sp?). I had no pain afterwards besides a couple of sharp pains through the afternoon.

    Take some rescue remedy with you. It will help calm you down

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    Hello stormgirl,
    I had a HSG last year. It was fairly painful for me but not unbearable. It takes a little longer than a Pap smear. I recently found out i have a retroverted uterus too (my OB saw it in an ultrasound- no other FS had ever mentioned it). it hasn't caused me any additional issues and I hear its common.
    GL and take the Panadol in advance!

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    Default Preparing for a HSG and lipiodol flush and your feedback on them?

    I think a lot of the pain I felt was due to the fact I was kind of shocked/unprepared by what was happening. My Ob just said you might feel some mild cramping. I didn't realise it was going to be in a room like a surgical theatre room and the staff would be in scrubs. I was by myself thinking it was kinda like having an internal ultrasound. So if you can prepare yourself for that theatre like scenario (that's just what it was like where I had it done) then hopefully that might help, knowing what to expect. A very kind staff member held my hand and talked me through it, they will support you. There was no pain afterwards and it was reasonably quick. I know lots of people who have fallen pregnant after the test, inc myself, even though I didn't actually have a blockage. I've also got a retroverted uterus maybe that's why it hurt. But it was Probably just cause I'm a sook with pain! I'd had no pain relief beforehand.


 

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