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HSG AW (Not too bad)

I've been trying to write this for the past 20 minutes and each time I almost get to the end I manage to hit the wrong piece of my laptop and instead of backspacing the whole screen goes back and then I lose everything. Grrrr.

Anyway, I'm back!

First of all, I have to say that old school country music may be the finest thing ever to listen to while you're having a medical procedure. If you haven't listened to George Strait sing "All My Exes Live In Texas" on the stereo system while having contrast shot through a catheter into your uterus, it is a thing of beauty. Also, light up speculums are hilarious to me for no apparent reason.

So, it wasn't too painful. The tech that prepped me said that for most people it's roughly 3X as painful as you'd find a Pap, and that was pretty right on. Since I don't normally have a problem with painful Paps, this wasn't too bad for me. My radiologist had actually been a patient of my IF/RE clinic, so it was kind of cool to meet someone who'd been through it and have them perform the procedure.

Good news: My right tube is open for business. I think that's the side the ectopic was on, so it's good to know that it's okay. Not so good news: The left tube is blocked. And,  actually, I have a question for anyone who's been through this: The radiologist said that it could be completely blocked, but that it could be a mucous plug that's blocked it and the dye might take it out. I thought that if the dye was going to take out the blockage they would see it while the HSG was being done. Is it possible for the dye to clear the blockage after it's been shot it and after the procedure? Anyone heard of that? Also, I think I've heard it's possible that when you have one tube it can pick up eggs from the opposite ovary, is that right?

Anyway, I'll talk to my regular RE doc tonight to go over my monitoring schedule for the rest of the week (it's stick things up my vag week, apparently). Hopefully the monitoring will show that we can start to try again this cycle and it'll be the first unprotected baby-makin' sex we've had since February.

So, I'm hopeful. I'd love it if both tubes had been free and clear, but I'm hopeful. And after I talk to my doc I think I'll feel like I'm finally getting somewhere.

TTC #1 since 11/2012
Me-31, H-27
**Loss 1-Cycle 7(June 2013) at 5w6d-CP**Loss 2-Cycle 11(October 2013) at 5w4d-CP**
**Loss 3-Cycle 14 (January-February 2014)-M/C dx 2/10, EP dx 2/24, MTX 2/25**
Beta Hell--hCG finally down to 0 - 6/20/14
SA normal. Genetic testing normal. Hormonal testing normal.
HSG 6/30/14 - found blocked left tube and 2 'bubbles' on uterine wall.
Hysteroscopy/Lap--8/4/14 - Tubes unblocked. Polyps removed from uterine wall. Septum removed.
 9/30/14--Off the bench! Unmedicated TI through December 2014
BFP 12/14/14!!! Beta #1, 12/16: 990 Beta #2, 12/18: Over 2000! Beta #3, 12/22: over 8000!
 U/S #1, 12/23: gestational sac, possible heartbeat
U/S #2, 12/30: HEARTBEAT! 128bpm, measuring right on at 7w EDD: 8/19/2015
U/S #3, 1/9: BPM in the 180s, IT'S HAPPENING!!!
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Re: HSG AW (Not too bad)

  • Glad it went well and wasn't painful. I don't know much about the blocked tube question, but hopefully it sorts itself out after the fact.
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  • Glad it wasn't too bad! 

    BFP #1 3/22/11- DD Born 11/22/11
    TTC #2 since 11/2013

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  • Glad it went well and wasn't painful.

    Me: 25 DH: 26
    Married 11/12/11
    BFP 12/17/11
    DS 8/29/12 via C-section
    TFAS 3/2014
    BFP #2 5/25/15 EDD 2/4/2016
    It's a BOY!
  • I'm glad it wasn't too painful. Sorry about your left tube. My right tube was still blocked after my HSG, but they were able to clear it easily by doing a lap. It was just a mucosy flim causing the blockage. I've wondered if a repeat HSG would have been able to clear it. Hopefully your RE has a good plan for you.

       Me: IR-PCOS, elevated DHEAs, low progesterone, weak ovulation  DH: low volume, low T
    SHG 5/10/13: both tubes blocked; HSG 6/28 = Left tube cleared! Right blocked.
    BFP#1 7/20/13 EDD 3/30/14, m/c 8/19/13, D&E 8/21/13, Chromosomal results = normal, female
    Lap & hysteroscopy scheduled for 10/31, right tube cleared, no endo found! ...Happy Halloween!
    Cycle 14: Clomid (50)+ IUI = BFP! EDD 9/16/14~ Rowan Elizabeth born sleeping at 17w4d on 4/12/14 due to IC.
    ~There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world~
    New RE June 2014. RPL b/w - negative. SIS looking for uterine/cervical abnormalities & Asherman's 6/10/14 - ALL CLEAR!  
    Cycle 16: Natural IUI = CP, Cycle 17: Femara (2.5) + IUI = BFN, Cycle 18 Femara (5) + IUI = BFFN, Cycle 19: Break
    Cycle 20: Clomid (50)+ IUI = BFP EDD 6/20, transvaginal cerclage 12/19, Carson Quinn born sleeping at 16w3d on 1/6/15 due to IC
    Phone consult with Dr. Haney (Univ of Chicago) for transabdominal cercalge scheduled for 2/9/15.
    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
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  • I'm glad it wasn't too painful! I'm sorry about your second tube though. You definitely have a chance even if it stays blocked though. Good luck! I hope you get to go ahead with your Clomid challenge!
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    DS- 11.07.02
    DSS- 6.26.04
    Married- 6.29.13
    TTC Again- Sept. 2013
    Test Results/Diagnosis- HSG & SA totally normal
    DX: 3/2014 Prolactinoma/Hyperprolactinemia- Started cabergoline 2/2014
    5/2014 Possible mild PCOS in addition to hyperprolactinemia??
    7/2014 Adding probable tubal factor to the diagnosis list
    9/2014 And now adding hypothyroid to the list- Started synthroid 9/2014
    Cycles 1-4 - Sept.-March- All Anovulatory 
    IUI #1 March/April-  Clomid 50mg + Clomid 100mg +Trigger + IUI #1 = BFN
     IUI #2 April/May-Clomid 100mg + Clomid 150mg + Trigger + IUI #2 + Endometrin=BFN
    IUI #3- June- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3  Benched due to a 40 mm cyst. :-(
    IUI #3- July- Follistim 75iu + Trigger + IUI #3 + Endometrin = BFP! on 7/25/14
    Slowly rising betas - Ectopic suspected on 8/8/14 & confirmed on 8/11/14
    Methotrexate on 8/12/14 -HCG negative on 9/2/14
    IVF #1- November- Antagonist protocol: 11/1: start stims, 200iu of Follistim; 11/12 ER 17R/14M/14F; 11/17 5 day transfer of two blasts, 2 blasts and 2 expanding morulas frozen; 11/22 BFP!! (On FRER at 5dp5dt)
    Betas: 9dp5dt 205, 11dp5dt 497, 14dp5dt 1,709
    u/s at 5w0d- 1 sac; u/s at 6w0d 1 baby with heartbeat, another sac without a heartbeat

  • So glad that it went well and the pain was not too bad. I hope that you get all your questions answered by your RE.
  • Glad it wasn't too bad. Good luck with your upcoming appointments!

    Me: 34; DH: 38; SD: 9
    TTC #1 since November 2013

    BFP #1: 2/4/14--EDD 10/14/14--CP 2/8/14

    BFP #2: 3/1/14--EDD 11/15/14--MMC at 12w6d (baby stopped developing at 11w4d)
    D&C 5/13/14; Retained Tissue Found: Cytotec 5/30/14; 2nd D&C 6/20/14

    BFP #3: 12/13/14--EDD 8/27/15--MMC at 7 weeks (no fetal pole and measuring 1 1/2 weeks behind)--Cytotec 1/9/15

    January 2015: Off to RE for RPL testing

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  • I'm glad it wasn't too bad!
    Married 6/2013, TTC 9/2013.
    MC 12/2013, Blighted Ovum 04/2014, CP 06/2014
    Began RPL testing 07/2014
    BFP #4 10/26/2014; Theo born 07/2015
    BFP #5 06/17/2017, EDD 02/28/18

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  • I'm glad it wasn't too bad! Your experience makes me hope mine won't be too bad! I'm sorry about your tube though, I hope your RE can come up with a plan for you!
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    Me: 26 DH: 27
    TTC #1 Since Aug. 2013
    Cycle 1: O CD 25=bfn
    Cycle 2: O CD 48=bfn
    Cycle 3: Anovulatory/Provera =120 days!
    Cycle 4: Anovulatory/Prometrium=127 days! RE consult 6/16
    Me: Anov/poss. pcos?  HSG=normal/SA= Normal 
    July/Aug. 2014= Femara+trigger+TI=BFP!!
    Beta #[email protected] 16dpo=626!! Beta #2=1510
    Ultrasound @ 5w6d=heartbeat at 110!
    Ultrasound @ 6w6d =heartbeat at 131!

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  • Glad it wasn't too painful and you got more insight. Good luck!


    TTC #1 for 18+ months - Age 32
    Aug-2014: All initial testing went well, waiting for 2015 for possible IUI.
    Love beer and bagels (not together), hate olives

  • I'm glad that you are getting more answers. Good luck moving forward!!


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  • Glad things went pretty well...an open tube is great news! Hopefully your vag will recover well since it's gonna be open for business all week ;-)
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    TTC #1: July 2014
    Me: 31  DH: 29
    DX (me): Inborn error of metabolism - protein restriction, metabolic formula & weekly blood tests
    DNA Results (7/1): DH is NOT a carrier for my genetic disorder! 
    7/3: Metabolic clinic gave the green light to TTC - holy crap!
  • It sounds like you're in highly qualified hands. Good luck on the future!
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    TTC since March 2014
    BFP#1 09/25/2014 EDD 6/4/2015

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  • I feel the need to check out that George Strait song ;)
    Seems like it went pretty well// good luck with the next steps!

    Monster #1- Hunter Fillmore! 10.1.11
     MC 3.20.14 -- 8w3d
    MC 7.11.14-- 5w4d
    Monsterette #2- EDD  5.9.15


  • I'm glad it went well! Good luck!


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