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Is hsg fallopian tube test painful?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not really: The hsg causes cramps. The discomfort one has can depend on such factors as her pain tolerance as well as who does the procedure and his/her expertise. For example, i perform all hsg's on my own patients and have done so for over 20 years. My techniques give less discomfort, for example, compared to a doctor who only does them on occasion or has only done them for a few years.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Interventional Radiology 30 years experience
For some patients: Some patients suffer discomfort, while other patients may have no pain.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Uncomfortable: I premedicate my hsg patients with 800 mg of Ibuprofen one hour prior to hsg. It helps a great deal. I also do my own hsg's rather than send my patients to a facility to have someone else do it; the familiarity of seeing me along with gentle technique makes it a much more comfortable experience.

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