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    Old 11-08-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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    HSG and IUI

    Hi -
    I was wondering if anyone knew the answer....I have an HSG scheduled for the 5th day of my period....will the doc still perform the HSG on that day if I am still bleeding or will they send me home?
    Then, I am going in for my first IUI on the 20th....has anyone done this before? What is it like? What is the success rate? Should we not get our hopes up the first time around?
    We are not taking fertility drugs yet...just getting the HSG first, then the ultrasound on day 14 and the injection and the IUI 2 days later. We are a little nervous and excited. Is there anything we can do to make this successful? or is it just a hit/miss kind of thing?

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    Old 11-08-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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    Re: HSG and IUI

    Hi I just had my HSG yesterday. They schedule them 7-10 days from the day you get your period. That way they know you won't still be bleeding. I think they will send you home if you are bleeding.
    How can you already have your IUI scheduled for the 20th if they haven't even monitored your ovulation? How will they know that is your most fertile day?
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    Old 11-08-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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    Re: HSG and IUI

    This is just what the doctor did... to monitor my ovulation they will do the ultrasound on the 20th, and give the injection to release eggs (if follicles are producing anything) if they are, then 2 days later the IUI will take place. So far, ovulation has been pretty accurate for me, this is why they are performing the IUI without the work-up like the endometrial lining biopsy and stuff. I have been going to these OBGYNS for years now and they are kind. Is this not normal or something? My husband and I are new to this (we thought it would be easy to get pregnant when we decided to start a family... but we were wrong) please let me know if my doctors are missing a step or doing something wrong.
    again, thank you for your reply....and did the HSG hurt? Is everything okay?

     
    Old 11-09-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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    Oh, that's very good that your ovulation has been accurate. I am new to this to and I am no doctor so please don't be discourged by any of my earlier questions or statements. I just asked because every place I called to have my HSG done wanted to know when I got my period and they would only book the appointment 7-10 days out. And as far as when I start the IUI they will do a 3 day blood work on the 3rd day of my period followed by a sonogram and then they will give me a 5 day rx for Clomid and another rx (I forgot the name) then they will monitor ovulation for which day will be the best for the insemanation. I have PCOS so I don't ovulate that's why I will be monitored and will need Clomid. As far as the HSG it was uncomfortable. And I did have some cramping like when you get your period. But after all the prep the test is so quick. It is almost like a pap except the dye they shoot in. I took a vallium to relax and tylenol for pain before the test. They told me to take 800mg of Motrin but I only take tylenol so maybe the Motrin works better I don't know. All I know is that it went a lot better then I expected it to. And no it was not the Vallium that helped. It did nothing. I could have had an M & M and it would have been the same....lol I was very tense. There are a lot of horror stories on here about this test so reading that before going in didn't help. But my tubes thank God are clear and I am just glad I did go for it because from what I have read online your chances of pregnancy go up 20-30% the first 3 months after this test. I guess it flushes anything that might be there out. Well I wish you lots of luck and baby dust to you. Keep us posted.
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    Old 11-09-2008, 07:33 AM   #5
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    Thank You SO MUCH for replying....and for your kindness. We are very nervous and your talking to me has helped so much (so far, you are the only person who has responded). I feel so alone in this, other than the fact that my doctors are so excited that we have finally decided to do the IUI. I have been dealing with endometriosis since I was 16 and have had a few surgeries for it....but since those didn't help, we are now taking this step. I have also heard that this procedure clears out the tubes and aides in conception as well. If it doesn't work this month, then in december they are going to give me the injection type fertility drug (once we did clomid - and it didn't work for us), but we are really keeping our fingers crossed that this will work this month. It is kind of discouraging (and a little unfair I think) that we can only do this once a month...if you understand what I am talking about.
    I am very happy for you that your tubes are clear. YAY. That is a relief I bet.
    Have you had an IUI before? or will this be your first? When will they actually do the procedure? Or will you be on fertility drugs for a while? I am so new to this that I don't even know if I am asking the right questions.
    And I am going to call the radiology dept. on monday to see if I need to reschedule or if they will still perform the HSG if I am still bleeding.
    My doctor was so excited about this when I approached him that I got only three pieces of info from him. They were: Call on day 1 to set up the HSG. On day 14 come for the ultrasound and injection. 2 days later we will do the IUI.
    THAT WAS IT. So any and all info you can give me would be great.
    Again, thank you for your kindness....and I will do what you did before your HSG (the valium and I already take something stronger for pain due to the endometriosis, so wish me luck) How long did the pain last? Was it over quick or did it last all day?

     
    Old 11-10-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
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    Hi Beans,

    I have had the test done twice. It is a little uncomfortable, I had some burning and cramping during and after the procedure, but it went away by the end of the day. Don't worry you will be fine.

    I was so freaked out when I had my first one which was inconclusive as to whether I had a blocked left tube. So 5 years later when we decided to try fertility treatments they had me have another one this last May. We now know that both of my tubes are blocked. We have done 2 rounds of IVF over the last two months as our specialist thought IUI wouldn't work for us. The 2 rounds of IVF didn't work as my ovaries didn't respond to the medication again.

    We are frustrated and now our specialist is suggesting I get my tubes unblocked and maybe try IUI. I am worried that this will not work and we will be going through another roller coaster.

    Our RE says we should move to egg donor. But I live in Canada and unless you know someone willing to donate I will have to go to the USA for a donor. The cost in the US is so much more.

    Please keep all of us posted as to how your IUI goes. I am nervous about having the surgery and are seriously considering a egg donor.

    Good Luck

     
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