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Will a retroverted uterus make HSG more painful? Options for pain relief? (other than otc-they don't work for me) also allergic to iodine.

Will a retroverted uterus make HSG more painful? Options for pain relief? (other than otc-they don't work for me) also allergic to iodine.

Should not be more .: Painful, but depends on the difficulty placing a catheter in the cervical canal leading into the uterus. Iodine is needed to live, and is a major component to thyroid hormone. People are not allergic to iodine. However, some people are allergic to organic compounds bound to iodine in things like iodinated contrast (for a ct or hsg), or skin cleansers like betadine. Discuss allergy with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Hysterosalpingogram (Definition)

It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly ...Read more


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Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

Is HSG fallopian tube test painful?

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. ...Read more

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How will HSG help me get pregnant? Is it painful?

How will HSG help me get pregnant? Is it painful?

A test: A Hysterosalpingogram is a test not a treatment. It checks the anatomy of your tubes and looks for blockages. There are claims that it opens blocked tubes but the majority of evidence does NOT support this claim. My patients all say it's no more painful than menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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What is more painful IUI or the HSG test? My wife already did the HSG and is hesitant to do the iui. Her pain threshold is pretty low.

What is more painful IUI or the HSG test?  My wife already did the HSG and is hesitant to do the iui.  Her pain threshold is pretty low.

IUI isn't bad: All women dislike the hsg, althoguh the experience does vary. In 20 years I have never once not heard a woman say the IUI is much easier than the hsg. I tell my patients to assume it will feel no worse than a pap smear, and not one has disagreed with me afterward. ...Read more

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Getting HSG done. Never had any surgery or mc. Is there chance my tube is still blocked? Is it painful? I'm really susceptible to pain! please advise!

Getting HSG done. Never had any surgery or mc. Is there chance my tube is still blocked? Is it painful? I'm really susceptible to pain! please advise!

Yes: The reason for doing the test is to make sure that your tube is not blocked. The test can be uncomfortable, so i would take ibuprofen/alleve an hour before (as long as you don't have an allergy). You may also get antibiotics to take afterward depending on the test results. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a virgin at 38 and having transvaginal ultrasounds: saline and hsg test scheduled. What tips should I use to make the process less painful?

Hi, I am a virgin at 38 and having transvaginal ultrasounds: saline and hsg test scheduled. What tips should I use to make the process less painful?

Usually not painful: These tests should not be painful if done by an experienced provider. Some patients take Ibuprofen prior to an HSG to help with cramping that sometimes occurs. Don’t let your anxiety about the tests get to you. Anxiety can make any test more uncomfortable ...Read more

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After 14 day-antibiotics for PID from HSG test, the pain stopped but now have muscle and backpain and painful nodes in the sides. What could this be?

After 14 day-antibiotics for PID from HSG test, the pain stopped but now have muscle and backpain and painful nodes in the sides. What could this be?

Not sure: but you should be seen by the person who did the study and prescribed the antibiotic to see if this is a side effect of either or whether the original diagnosis was correct. Good luck! ...Read more