I just had a HSG test done today after TTC for 17 months and the Dr couldn't get into my internal opening in my cervix.
It was a very painful procedure as he kept trying with no luck. When he thought that he may have been in the right place and started to put in the dye it just kept coming right back out. Has anyone ever had this problem before during a HSG test??If so what was your next step??
Also I am bleeding pretty heavy with lots of bad cramps...is this normal??
omg i had that procedure and it was painfull. but it went away after an hour. it is probably more pain for you since he kept trying. I bled too but its because a student did the procedure for me. I should have said no when the student said she will perform it. no offence but is the doctor who did it had lots of experience? or is he just new?
I hope the pain goes away. and my bleeding went away as soon as I got home.
Thanks for your reply
The dr who did it for me is very experienced and a wonderful man. He decided to stop trying to preform the test with no real results from not being able to get past the cervix because he couldn't put me through any more pain. So now he is going to book me for surgery so that I am under and don't feel pain while they try to figure out whats going on.
I still have mild pain today but I have been keeping advil in my system and I am still experiencing heavy bleeding adn passing clots. when the dr's office opens I am going to call and find out if its normal.
I am so sorry you had to go through that trauma. I had to have the same procedure and it was indeed uncomfortable but it mainly was due to the ballon used to dilate my cervix which essentially simulates a contract. I wish there was another way for them to figure out what they needed to know. It possible that maybe the doctor just did not know what he was doing. If you have had a pap smear before (and I am sure you have) then you would think your OB/GYN would have told you that something was going on with your cervix. Good luck to you though, don't let this setback steal your joy.
I am also leaning toward the procedure not being done correctly. If you have a menstrual cycle, the cervix is opening to allow the blood and tissue to pass thru each month. The cervix is supposed to be closed during most of your cycle. It does open a little during o to allow sperm inside, too.
I don't believe it was due to the dr not knowing what he was doing. He is an ob/gyn who preforms these kind of things every day. He said from the get go that it didn't feel right to him and that he couldn't get into my cervix. It didn't make sence that he couldnt' get in and I still have monthly periods,so it can't be blocked totally to allow things to pass out. He said that he would have to do a day surgery to look into whats going on not just because we are TTC but to make sure that it isnt' anything more serious. I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen to them to try to calm my nerves a little...lol
Cervical cancer runs in my family and having this happen to me makes me think the worst!
The MD couldn't get through my cervix either. It was a horrible, painful and very long hour and a half before he finally "thought" he was in the right place. He released the dye and it still went through my tubes, but before he left he let me know that my cervix might be the cause of my infertility. That was a couple of months ago. I went to my fertility MD this Monday and he pulled up the HSG photos up when I asked him if he thought that my cervix could be to blame and informed me that the doctor did NOT get into my cervix, but since the dye still did its job I know my tubes are open. He stated that many experienced MDs have trouble with the HSG. I'm sorry you had such a bad experience and I hope that you get some answers soon.
HSG requires some skill. A good certified technologist is much better if your doctor is having problem doing the procedure. Sometimes the cervix of woman is tilted and one must determine the opening of cervix before poking you with the catheter.
I asked for a small speculum as my vaginal muscles are tight and it is painful for me to take a large adult speculum. Talk to your doctor and have him prescribe small speculum for HSG. I did my HSG today, yes I felt some pinching, mild pain but I have more abdominal cramping during periods. My technologist was awesome and I dont have any cramping after procedure. Good Luck.
I agree with you, I had my first HSG in April and my RE did it. He had a hard time getting past my cervix when he managed too the dye did not go in the right tube and the prognosis was that I have a closed right tube and because of that I should proceed to IVF. I was not happy because his admin had also asked me to take 600 mg of ibuprofin 24 hours prior and obviously the pain was unbearable. After 1 failed IVF I wanted another HSG. I went for the 2nd HSG yesterday and this time it was done by a specialzed technician who had no problem getting in and both my tubes are wide open and I did not have nay cramping or anything
I too have had this same thing happen when I went for my first HSG. They told me they could not perform the test and would have to see my RE to have my cervix dilated. I saw my RE and he dilated my cervix. That hurt way worse then the HSG. After dilating my cervix I was able to have the HSG performed. This time with no problems. I found out my tubes were open.
I am very familiar with this situation. Did you have a c-section, D and C or any invasive procedure in the uterus? You have scarring. This prevented teh dye from going into your uterus. The fact that it is in teh cervix may mean only the bottom is scarred. The rest of teh uterus may be just fine. Babay implants at the top of the uterus, the fundus, so it is important to keep that clear. Did you have normal periods? Was your flow very painful? It usually is because the blood cannot escape through teh cervix.
I hope the surgery will open up teh scarring.
You will probably be prescribed estradoil pills for a period after the surgery to try to grow endometrium ot the scarred place.
Tell me if you want more information.
I am visiting this site as just this morning I attempted to have an HSG done after 1 year of TTC. A Radiologist performed it and was unable to push the catheter into my cervix beyond a few centimeters. He said I would have to talk to my ob/gyn about having my cervix dialated or even minor surgery. I don't understand what could be causing this as I have completely normal periods - and if I'm having normal periods, my cervix can't be completely blocked, so why am I not getting pregnant?? I have had a colposcopy and two leep prodecdures, so I wonder if that led to scarring, but the Radiologists couldn't say. The HSG was bad enough, I don't know if I could stand the dialating method. On top of this, I am scared about what is happening and my doc has the day off! Any insight??
I also had a very closed cervix but I've had a baby (c-section) and 3 pregnancies so obviously something can get through. The doctor opened it slightly during a hysteroscopy and my periods have gone from 9 days of spotting to 5 days and that's it.
I went today to have a mirena inserted. The doctor could also not get the mirena in as my cervix is blocked. It was extremely painfull.... i have had two children and both were C sections. Wondering if this is why my cervix is blocked?? He has prescribed two pills to be inserted into my vagina tomorrow morning at 6am and then 4 hours later 10am we are going to give it another go. The pills are supposed to open to the cervix. If that doesnt work then i will have to go into theatre to have it inserted. If i had known i had this problem i would never have agreed to this. The mirena is very costly and i feel if i dont go through with this i am throwing good money down the drain.
I had the same thing today! It was painful. First the technician tried for 20 minutes, then my doctor herself for 10 more minutes. If they cannot get throguh cervix, and I didn't have any operations before, what is the next step? I don't want to go through any more painful stuff. My doctor said that they will make the rest of the tests completed and decide what we have to do. When do they sedate you or when do they continue with cervix dilated etc. This is really frustrating. Isn't there a medication or something that they can give in order to not hurt you as much?
I had an attempted Mirena (IUD) insertion. My GYN wasn't able to do it in his hospital clinic, so he booked me for surgery- general anesthetic. He was unable to even get a scope past it. It wouldn't budge. He said that he stopped trying to force it because he was unwilling to chance perforating my uterus if he did break through it. I had inserted the hormone pill in my vagina 24 hrs before surgery, but it made no difference. I still have a period, but it is painful and clotty.
I had my cervix cauterized due to precancerous cells. Cervical cancer runs in my family. It is so scarred that it is, for a lack of a better word, atrophied. It is completely immoveable.
I see him in 2 weeks, which will be the 4 week checkup after my failed surgery. My concern is will he suggest a partial hysterectomy? I'm not adverse to the idea, but I hate not knowing. Anyone have anything to offer?
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