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    Default HSG...what to expect?

    I have to book an HSG soon and have heard it can be quite painful afterwards for some. I am insanely busy at work at the moment and really don't want to take any more time off than necessary.

    What are people's experiences with having HSG's? Is it something I will be able to drive and go to work after or should I try and work from home that day?

    TIA

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    I found it very painful during the procedure but no pain at all afterwards. But i did feel a bit shaky for a few hours.

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    I struggled with the procedure itself. I had taken ibuprofen and panadeine prior on recommendation from my FS, which I did. The doctor and nurse were very kind though in talking me through it. The worst bit for me was when they inflated the balloon of the catheter in my cervix. I just about hit the roof. Other than that it was just like bad period cramps. I was a bit crampy for the rest of the night, but nothing major. I drove myself home and then went to work that night as usual. I'm just lucky to work in a place with easy access to hot packs and pain relief!

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    I was terrified about mine, as my one remaining tube was ( we thought) blocked. I was told it would be more painful if the tube was blocked. As it turned out I felt no pain whatsoever. I don't handle pain very well, so was petty happy about that! The test also found my tube was completely clear, which was a lovely bonus!

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    As a pp has said, the insertion of the balloon catheter was the worst for me too - about 5sec of cramping pain, pretty intense. Then cramping pain during the procedure (took less than 10 min all up).
    Afterwards I was fine but I'm glad I had the rest of the day off to rest up.
    I'd suggest scheduling for the arvo & taking the rest of the day off if possible.

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    I found it quite painful tbh when they inflated the balloon. I didn't even feel him insert it or did I feel the dye but I would describe it as a pretty bad period pain/contraction that doesn't build but hits that painful high bit instantly (does that make sense?)

    Once it was inflated it was only a couple of mins and they moved me around to get the images and it was done. I spotted the tiniest bit and had some mild cramping afterwards but the inflation was the worst bit.

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    I didn't find it too bad. Like others have said, when they inflated the balloon I started cramping immediately and it was quite painful. Like a really bad period. After that I had mild cramping on and off the rest of the day and a little bit of spotting.

    I was advised to take nurofen before the procedure which I did, and I think I took some later in the day too.

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    I was expecting the worst but it was just uncomfortable. Not painful at all and over really quickly. Everyone is so different, hope you don't have too much pain.

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    Yep - I was totally worked up and terrified beforehand but actually found it fine in the end. Uncomfortable, yes, but not terrible by any means. I went straight back to work afterwards no worries. I think it is different for everyone - I hope it all goes well for you. Good luck

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    Thanks everyone for your experiences! I might try and work from home that day...just in case.


 

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