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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    How frustrating and unfortunate Bella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    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.
    What state are you in??

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    Is an HSG painful??
    How long does it take?

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    The prep for my HSG took the longest, setting up the machine etc. but the actual procedure took about the same time as a Pap smear, maybe a fraction longer.

    I was told to take nurofen and buscopan before hand. He told me when to expect to feel cramping and I didnt feel a thing! I had no blockages though. I've read it can be painful if you do have blockages.

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    I have been googling it and OMG the stories I have read are scary! Many describe it as the most painful thing they have ever experienced
    But I want it done so I guess I am going to have to grin and bear it!

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    I'm in qld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella978 View Post
    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!
    How horrible, you poor thing. That would be my luck too! Who are you with for phi?
    Do you know if they can tell you prior if they deem it as pre-existing so you don't end up with a huge bill?
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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    I was with AMH but changed to GMF Health after that incident. GMF have been fabulous.

    I left things until the last minute and the review was happening when my operation was scheduled. I could have postponed it (the op) to wait for their decision but went ahead knowing there was a chance i'd be OOP. My gp and FS couldn't believe they said it was pre existing. I think if you're within the first 12 months of a policy most funds will ask you to show its not a preexisting condition. (Usually medical forms that your referring gp and specialist will fill out.)

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    Thanks Bella.
    Went to GP today but she said she can't order a HSG/hycosy for me and I have to ask the fs. To get an appt with him takes WEEKS and WEEKS and I wanted it done asap

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    Default Cost to get tubes checked for blockage?

    When I had it done I found it extremely painful so I'd recommend some pain relief beforehand. But others I know didn't find it too bad. It does help increase your fertility actually having the procedure in a lot of cases . There was no pain afterwards and it was quick.


 

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