I just did mine and it was awful. Seriously some of the worst pain I’ve ever felt, and I have had several root canals. Maybe one tube was blocked? He said inconclusive which was weird. I cannot understand why there is no pain management associated with this procedure, even in the chance that she feels that level of pain. Honestly.
I was terrified and it was absolutely fine!!!!..my gynae gave me one dose of an antibiotic and one dose of a painkiller one hour before hand so that prob helped too...it just felt like period cramps for a few mins....take deep breaths that also helps to calm Yourself ....
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For me it was discomfort, not really pain. It was very quick. I didn’t have a blockage.
I had my test earlier this week a little cramping but nothing as bad as my period. Just follow what your doctor and nurses tell you and you should be good.
I just had this test yesterday. It was not painful.
Just had one 3 days ago. Pain was almost none, just discomfort like a pap. They told me to relax my pelvis so I did. No prophylactic antibiotics for me. But I totally regret getting it bc of the contrast and xrays. Came home that night and did more research , found out SIS is almost as good as HSG for tubes, better to visualize uterus, no radiation or contrast. HSG is fine if you really need it, but given my low risk factors (no previous std), I found out too late that I wish I had done SIS instead.
I just had mine today—was no big deal! I was so anxious before and even took a bit of Valium. It was nothing compared to IUD insertion/removal. Just be honest with your doc about your fears and if you need to take a break during the procedure, they’re happy to oblige.
did you get preg right after the hsg?
Wondering this too!
Hi! I had it done a few years back and I only had mild cramping. I got pregnant the next month so I found it worth it. I believe the doctor prescribed me a pain pill before I went. Good luck!
I had the HSG done in August 2019 and it was SO PAINFUL, as my tubes were partially blocked.
I did one last month again and it wasn’t painful as all as my tubes were 100% clear :-)
Hi Dani! I saw your comment as i was searching for blocked tube info(my case)…did you do something to help clear your tubes?
I wanna know the same!!
I had my HSG today and it wasn't as bad as I thought. It felt like period cramps and some pressure for 2 minutes. Its really quick! I took 2 ibuprofen and rescue drops to calm down. Just take deep breaths! Its over really really fast
How Fast? 10 minutes.
The whole procedure yeah about 10 mins. But the part that hurt a little, litterally seconds.
I was told over and over again that it wouldn’t hurt. Even the nurse said it wouldn’t hurt. It hurt so fucking bad I almost cried and kicked the nurse in the head. It’s a quick procedure, but it definitely CAN be painful. My tubes were completely open and it hurt really bad but everyone’s experiences are different. Try and remember it’s worth the pain to find out the results!
I had one 10 years.ago and everything was fine. I went for one last week and the could only find one tube. It was painful when they injected more fluid to open the other tube. I told then about my ecpotic pregnancy but they only removed part of my falliopian tube and that was the tube the found so then the dr was confused about which side i had my operation? So my healthy tube did not show up so now im anxious about this. However the doctor wants to contact the other hospital where i had my hsg done previously so she can clear up the confusion as she thinks i dont remember which side i had my ectopic pregnancy? Anyway im quite concerned that my healthy tube was no where to be found. I do have large fibroids on that side so that doesnt help either i guess?
I found this super painful, but it’s only painful for like 10 seconds
I have dilated tubes but there open so it hurt like hell for a minute then it was a release. The cramps after lasted about 4 days for me sadly.
Same here on the cramps.. worst after experience ever
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I've had one as well and the pain is rough but its NOTHING compared to labor pains soooo, yeah! Keep in mind its worth it! The pain lasts for 4 to five seconds. I literally counted seconds through the pain!
I had one done in April
Of 2019. I didn’t feel anything I was put to sleep. Woke up had slight cramping but nothing major, I was too drug up from the medication they gave me. I was back at work 2 days later.. they tell U to rest for 10 hours but mine was at 6pm so that’s the only reason I didn’t go back to work the next day but that afternoon the next day I was up and cooking.. I don’t think it’s scary at all..
I didn’t request any meds that’s why I was scared at first bc I thought you had to stay awake the whole time but they gave me meds to relax my muscles she said but when I woke up the nurse said I was knocked out within seconds
They have you anesthesia ?! Did you request ?
I had one in sept and it was painful I wish I knew to take pain pill before hand ... I ended up finding out that my tubes were blocked at the uterus . So I go for another one next month to make sure they are blocked or if it was just a spasm due to the procedure if they are blocked they are going to try to unblocked them .. so praying for good next month
Hey Rosa, I had cramps and just a general weird feeling for a couple of days after mine. My tubes weren’t blocked and the doctor told us we would have a higher chance of conceiving for the three months following the procedure. Unfortunately we didn’t but maybe you’ll be luckier!
That’s interesting that they said the chances of getting pregnant were higher for 3 months after it. Did they happen to explain why? I’ve never heard that x
Because it can flush out any minor potential blockages you may have in your tubes/uterus and clears it all out making it easier for the egg to travel and meet the sperm
Did anyone have cramping the next day?? I had mine done yesterday late afternoon and the procedure itself didn’t hurt (I did take ibuprofen an hour before), but once the ibuprofen wore off I had cramps all last night and all day today. Wondering if that’s normal??
Yes I had the procedure and the cramps afterwards were painful ..I literally stayed in bed all day
Mine was 3 days ago and still mild cramps and abdominal discomfort. Plus had some spotting tonight, day 11 (hsg day 8) and I’ve never spotted before.
I’ve literally just had this done. And I found it completely painless, so I’d encourage people not to feel worried about it. Best thing is to relax as much as possible. I didn’t take any painkillers before either x
They prescribed me both something to take before, and antibiotics to take after. I actually forgot to take the thing before, so took it after instead?! Then have been taking the antibiotics. But the person who actually did the procedure said they don’t always see antibiotics prescribed, so it doesn’t sound like it’s essential. I just took them as I’d been prescribed them. Hope that’s helpful?!
Did your doctor prescribe you antibiotics for afterwards, as a just in case? My doctor is prescribing me pain killer & antibiotics, but I’m debating whether to get them or not
It hurts but its only for a few seconds. Nothing mindblowing.
I had mine 2 months ago. Very painful. Had 1 tube blocked. Doctor is unsure is other is blocked and wanted to complete scan again. I was "heck no".
ive had two. One before and one after an ectopic pregnancy. If you have a blocked tube, it hurts more. From 1 to 10, its 7 but for like 3 seconds only, then its just uncomfortable.
I went through an HSG about 6 months post myomectomy (like a c-section for large uterine fibroid removal). The hardest part was my husband wasn’t allowed back with me like I thought and I have high anxiety. The attending nurse was wonderful and held my hand through anxious tears. Worst pain was dye injection (thought I might throw up due to pain) but I also have a retro cervix which may have played a role in her finding the right position for injection. Only took about 20
minutes total and the best part was the attending doc was able to tell me in real time what she was seeing! In my case it was all good news, so that was great! Had pain and spotting for about a day after but truthfully the whole thing was not nearly as terrible as I anticipated and Dr. Google made it seem!
I had one a few months ago and forgot to take Tylenol but it wasn’t too bad. Blew my mind how small a uterus is. It did make me spot but nothing too crazy.
I've had two done, the first one I did back I'm 2012 showed my right tube was blocked
Had another one done this year with a result showing both my tubes are clear. Now I have read where the fluid used can actually clear the tubes I have also taken serapaptase please do some research on that. The hsg was very painful but I endured it. Good luck
I had one around 5 years ago and I didnt feel a thing. It was quite interesting as I watched on a screen as the dye was being injected and i was able to talk to the Doctor at the same time.
Yes mine was painless I had it done twice too as the first time the dye just sat inside me so they had to use a different device. I had cramps afterwards yes so needed painkillers and also a pad. My period after this though was horrendous !! And disgusting word of warning x
I had mines back in January, and it was very painful. I found out both of my tubes were blocked and inflamed, and I would have to move forward with IVF😞
Did your doctors recommend surgery to unblock or remove the tubes?
Exact same with me! Extremely painful and both tubes are blocked and was told IVF is our only option 😩
I had mine a few weeks ago. It was so quick and just a bit uncomfortable! What was the worst for me was the sonohysterography.
I wish I had done SIS instead of HSG. It sounds like you got both; why was SIS more painful?
I had my HSG back in August to check my tubes were not blocked. Like everyone has said it is uncomfortable and when the dye was injected I did feel a sharp pain but it quickly went and afterward it is cramping pains. I took ibuprofen beforehand and was prescribed antibiotics to stop the risk of infection. I hope your test goes okay. X
I had a HSG in August and it was just some slight cramping as they put the tool inside. Dr recommended 600-800 mg Ibuprofen 30 mins. before and that helped. You can see the x ray images immediately after. My doctor found a “garden” of polyps in my uterus and scheduled me for surgery a few weeks later. Strongly recommend to see if everything is clear.
I recently had an HSG done to ensure that tubes were not blocked; unfortunately one side was. It was a very quick process. My doctor talked to me throughout the time so that I barely felt the ink being injected inside of my uterus. You feel minor cramping/burning but it is a very quick process and definitely useful in order to check to see that your eggs have a clear path to travel. Good luck with yours 💚
Hello! I’m also being sent for an HSG and am curious what the next steps are if one of my tubes is blocked. Do you mind sharing what your next steps are (if any) for the one blocked tube?
Hi Rosa! Good luck with your HSG! Since one of my fallopian tubes is blocked and the other had small pockets which looked like areas where my egg could possibly get trapped, my doctor said that it was best to skip the IUI process to avoid an ectopic pregnancy. The next step for me was IVF. I am currently going through the first part of the IVF cycle. -- I hope this information helps. 🤗
I agree take some ibuprofen before and your recovery will be smooth. No one told me that it would mess with my cycle though. My period is very consistent and since my exam, I’ve been early or late anywhere from 2-5 days.
I took and Advil and a Valium to be relaxed. The fear was bigger than the actual pain. It is certainly very uncomfortable. They had a little trouble inverting the catéter in my cervix. But it ends up quite fast
Mine was very similar. They had a hard time putting in the catheter. It was really incredibly uncomfortable. The nurse told me that some people scream. For me it felt like a really really really bad period cramp and it was uncomfortable but not painful.
It was also uncomfortable for me especially when they were trying to put the catheter in and had difficulty with that. The injection of the contrast was also uncomfortable, and that was with 800mg ibuprofen in my body.
I had one and was barely painful for me. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be based on others experiences. You can expect some small cramping and that’s about it!
Yes I had this about a year ago. They didn’t give me any ibuprofen, Advil, or anything stronger for that matter! I would highly advise to take something before you go in. It’s not painful for long at all, BUT when the dye goes in, it is painful for about 10-20 seconds and then it goes away fairly quickly. But just safer to have some sort of pain reliever already in your body so it’s not as shocking as it was for me lol. Good luck, it’s not too, too bad!!💕
I had mine last December, it was more uncomfortable than painful. I got to watch the whole thing it was actually kind of cool! I was very bloated afterwards though, it was uncomfortable and somewhat painful depending what I was doing after but I fine was the next morning 🙂
I’m having my HSG tomorrow, nervous about it
Hope everything goes well x
Thank you! And to you too should you have it done
I had mine in September. It was very uncomfortable. I wouldn’t say painful. My doctor recommended me to take 800 mg ibuprofen 30 mins before the test.
I’ve had other friends though that were just fine
Agreed I almost passed out. It wasn’t painful but extremely uncomfortable
HSG is so easy, some ppl get pregnant immediately after doing one. Something to do with blockages
It’s absolutely fine, it’s uncomfortable and similar to a smear. But it’s over quickly. Try not to over think it and just go to your app. Think of it as being a step closer :)
The procedure is pretty quick, like a minute. The minute is not fun, but then it's over. I did experience some pain, like intense cramps and spotted a bit after. They give you s pad to go home in. I usually wear my thinx underwear when there is a possibility if bleeding post procedure so I dont have to walk around with a bulky pad.
I have mine Tuesday!
I strongly suggest taking a Valium for the procedure. I didn’t and I was so tense that the dr couldn’t get the catheter through my cervix. After a lot of poking around trying (ouch) he had to inject my cervix with a shot of lidocaine in order to get through. When the dye is being injected it is very uncomfortable, like your worst period cramps ever. However, it is over quickly and once you’re done the pain and discomfort goes away.
I had one about 2 weeks ago and it was pretty painful for me just because my uterus is tilted, only during the procedure. Uncomfortable but not painful afterwards.
I did have quite a bit of pain through it, like period pains. Everyone is different though and my tests came back clear.
I would advice to take some paracetamol to help! Xx
I had one January of 2018. I felt a lot of pressure. Take 2 ibuprofen before and some after. My doctor let me me see the other thing and I definitely recommend that. It was so cool to watch it all happen!
I had mine done a few months ago and honestly for me, it was super painful with lots of cramping but only lasted a few minutes. Both my tubes were clear
Yes, def. we are gonna give it a couple more months and then schedule after holidays. How about you?