Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let's Talk HSG

So today let's talk HSG (Hysterosalpingogram) shall we??! If you haven't had this done in your TTC journey already, be ready for the RE to throw it at you like a curve ball. Don't get it mistaken, the procedure is an awesome way to learn where you stand as far as TTC, it's just one of the procedures you cringe at LOL! Not only is it stressful to have that question mark on your face of worrying whether your fallopian tubes are fully functional or not, it's painful to boot. Before seeing my RE no one ever dared to inform me on an HSG, what it does, and everything under the sun. Upon meeting my RE, that was the first thing we discussed after going over my records w/ my OB.

So..... The day comes for the procedure and I know I'll be awake through the entire thing. I was told to take some sort of pain killer like Tylenol so it's not painful. Me being dumb I didn't take anything thinking "oh I can handle this" WRONGGGGG move! They explain, while I'm being prepped before the doctor comes in, that it may feel like menstral cramps and that he'll explain everything to me as he's doing the thing. Ok cool, I've got this. I've never had a catheder in while awake and let me tell you that is uncomfortable. I'm feeling these cramps and I'm taking it but Lord I'd wish he'd hurry up! So I turn my head to look at what he's looking at and BOOM you see this Y looking thing on the screen. I'm not sure what I'm looking at, oh it's my tubes. So he says to me, your going to feel wet as if you've pee'd yourself it's just the dye coming out that I'm injecting. Now, the dye is flowing and I'm confused with what I see. I start asking questions LOL! He starts explaining everything to me and realizes my fallopian tubes are either blocked or closed. He used all the dye he had to make sure it was accurate and sure enough it was.

So, what now may you ask? Surgery! Yes, that's right. I'm going under the knife. I'm a little nervous as to what it holds for me but he's assured me everything will be fine. When they perform my surgery they will be checking for Endometriosis, as well as other complications that can cause infertility. I'm okay with that, better you get it all in one shot right? Now that I've shared my story I'd like to leave you with some information I've discovered on HSG's. I mean, I am a Google freak and all heheheee.
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