Scheduled for a HSG Exam

Saturday, April 30, 2011
I am scheduled to have a Hysterosalpingogram exam other wise none as HSG and frankly I'm pretty terrified. For my last appointment the nurse described to me the process of the exam.

HSG Procedure
  •  On the first day of your menstrual cycle you have to quickly go down to the clinic or hospital. I was told on that day, they will schedule a date and time for you to come back once your cycle is over in order to start the exam.
  • The day before the date of the exam, I was given some medication called Doxycycline Hyclate. This medication cleans out your insides and prepare your body for the exam.
  • At that point you simply come in on the date scheduled and have the exam.

Everything sounds pretty simple, until I asked the nurse if the exam was painful ? and she said "Oh Yes, very Painful most women bring pain reliever with them and take it after the exam" and needless to say, that terrified me. Now I'm thinking to myself  "Do I even want this done ? If I don't get the exam done then I cant have Clomid." So I'm pretty much at a cross road. I want a child but sometime its so frustrating to go through this entire long process. I wish sometime they can just give me what I need with out all the hoopla.

Has anyone else have this procedure done ? What can a person expect ? This this exam unbearable or does it involve a slight discomfort ? 


  1. My doctor has suggested that I get one once my periods start coming regularly. She said there is mild discomfort much like menstrual cramps and this has been confirmed by my aunt and another friend. In fact, my friend said that it felt much like getting a pap smear; just a little uncomfortable.

  2. Ok... its crazy how I'm hearing different things. On the Fan page a woman mentioned that it was a lot of pain involved. I guess it just depends on that person. No matter what, I'm going prepare myself for this exam and hopeful its not too much pain I guess.

  3. Why is it so that you need to immediately go to the hospital on your very first menstrual period? Isn't it normal for women to have that?
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  4. Mischa Yahd4/25/12, 4:30 PM

    Bring some type of pain medication and a pad. From what I was told, there may be some discomfort during the exam so having pain medication like Tylenol or Advil would be great. 

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