| | Help! Infection from HSG?
Hi, I had an HSG on Wednesday. It went so well that I went shopping right afterwards. From Wednesday afternoon to Friday morning I had a lot of pelvic pain, pretty bad at times and never really got out of bed because whenever I did it would all hurt worse. Friday am I called doctor and his nurse scheduled me to come in to see doctor saturday am. By this time I am also experiencing a frequent urgency to urinate which always produces a lot of urine (so I'm not thinking bladder infection). So I go to my doctor, he examines me and says I probably don't have an infection caused by the HSG procedure, but maybe I have a bladder infection, so he has me pee in a cup, and I won't get the results until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest. He gave me a prescription for antibiotics, which I didn't have filled for the following reasons:
1. No proof of infection yet.
2. If I take the antibiotics they will probably give me a yeast infection for next month. This pain - which I am convinced is somehow related to the HSG- has now screwed up my chance of getting pregnant this month because I am in too much pain to have sex, and last month was all screwed up because the lousy fertility meds drove me out of my mind and was too emotional and fighting with husband because of stress.
3. I am working with an acupuncturist and taking herbal medication and am concerned the antibiotics would interact.
So, has anyone out there had an infection after an HSG, or pain that lasted days?
Now I have severe pain in my lower back, left side, which I am thinking is probably the kidney. So I guess I better go ahead and get the antibiotics now.
Would we all increase our chances of getting pregnant if we just gave up on doctors???? -Sara