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Does it hurt to get a hysterosalpingography done?
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not usually
Pain associated with an hsg is usually due to tubal spasm. If the individual performing the procedure, injects slowly there usually is no pain.
The only exception is if you have tubal disease and adhesion's then the procedure can be painful.

In brief: Not usually
Pain associated with an hsg is usually due to tubal spasm. If the individual performing the procedure, injects slowly there usually is no pain.
The only exception is if you have tubal disease and adhesion's then the procedure can be painful.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
It should note be painfull.
Mild discomfort is possible like mild cramping. You should be fine getting this procedure, and is very helpfull for the doctor to make a diagnosis.

In brief: No
It should note be painfull.
Mild discomfort is possible like mild cramping. You should be fine getting this procedure, and is very helpfull for the doctor to make a diagnosis.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Cramps
Many women have very little pain with a hysterosalpingogram(hsg).
Those that do have discomfort, usually have cramps and pressure. The cramps can be minimized by taking 600mg to 800mg of Ibuprofen 30 minutes before the procedure.

In brief: Cramps
Many women have very little pain with a hysterosalpingogram(hsg).
Those that do have discomfort, usually have cramps and pressure. The cramps can be minimized by taking 600mg to 800mg of Ibuprofen 30 minutes before the procedure.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Some cramps
The test starts off much like a pap smear.
The doctor will clean off the cervix with an antiseptic solution. Then a small tube (catheter) is inserted through the cervix. There is a small balloon that is filled in the uterus through that tube. A small amount of dye that is clear but looks white on x-rays is the inserted through the tube. This can cause some temporary cramping. The exam then done.

In brief: Some cramps
The test starts off much like a pap smear.
The doctor will clean off the cervix with an antiseptic solution. Then a small tube (catheter) is inserted through the cervix. There is a small balloon that is filled in the uterus through that tube. A small amount of dye that is clear but looks white on x-rays is the inserted through the tube. This can cause some temporary cramping. The exam then done.
Dr. Renee Harris
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