Hi all. Sorry to keep dwelling on this HSG test. I promise this is my last question!!! My doctor's office scheduled it for tomorrow morning and I have my period and will still have it tomorrow. I mentioned this and they said "We don't want you to be pregnant for the test. That's even more confirmation that you aren't." I say "YUCK!" Has anyone else had this test while on their period?
Mine was schedule for CD7...they also wanted to make sure I wasn´t pg. If I were you, I would trust your doc...they do that all the time....I had mine done in a hospital, so I guess they know what they are doing!
Hospitals/doctors general advise the HSG to make a medial diagnosis as to why the patient/woman CANNOT get pregnant... and they do not want you to be bleeding/menstruating during the test, thus they will not agree to perform an HSG until you are at least on day 7 of your cycle.
the HSG procedure is not painful and you do not need any type of anesthetic, but you could take a couple of Advil 30 mins b4 the test, and certainly afterwards if you feel uncomfortable... but I was able to drive right after the test, go grocery shopping and come home and cook.
I just got back from having the HSG done. Thanks to everybody who sent an encouraging word. My doctor decided to go ahead and do it even though I still have my period. He said everything looks fine. My next step is to go in for blood work before my next cycle and then if I don't get pregnant on my own this month, we'll try chlomid. The test was not that bad but now I am throwing up from meds they gave me before the procedure. Oh well - just glad it's over!!
Thank you for your kind words and your good luck wishes! It's nice to know that you have someone pulling for you who understands what you are going through. I wish you the best of luck as well. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with or if you need someone to "listen".