Anyone conceived soon after a hsg

(49 Posts)
iluvsummer Mon 31-Dec-12 14:36:40

Hi had a hsg done today following an ectopic last January to check my tubes, consultant said that it has been known for people to conceive quite soon after having it done...has this happened for anyone?

RedRobin1 Mon 31-Dec-12 16:45:49

I am interested in the responses as I am getting a hycosy done next week. Very slightly different to a hsg but similar procedure. Fx it happens for you summer

ImpatientOne Mon 31-Dec-12 16:56:57

Got my Hycosy booked in for 10th Jan so also watching with interest.

summer I too have heard that people have had success soon after but it would be nice to hear some real life proof - please!

iluvsummer Mon 31-Dec-12 18:02:31

Fingers xd for all of us then, she said apparently fertility increases for the next 3 months but there's not been any research carried out into it!

ImpatientOne Mon 31-Dec-12 19:00:59

That's good - 3 months - as I am away with work soon after mine for a few days.

Am having a really down day about it all so it can't come soon enough smile

RedRobin1 Mon 31-Dec-12 22:20:53

impatient I have mine on the 7th jan. I am getting mine done on cd8 and OV between cd14 - cd17 so hoping to get that magic bfp in the new year!

Not looking forward to the pain and discomfort though.

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 23:29:30

Here's your real life proof!

DS1 conceived after fourteen months of trying following an HSG.

I saw the remnants of his wee egg during the HSG ultrasound!

And I know at least a couple of other 'first cycle after HSG' ladies too. Your consultant isn't having you on!

AWhistlingWoman Mon 31-Dec-12 23:31:07

Oh and Red - it doesn't hurt imo! Just take a couple of paracetamol and try to relax and you should be fine.

RedRobin1 Mon 31-Dec-12 23:55:32

So good to hear that whistling how long did you wait to dtd after the hsg?

Amazing that you could see the remnants f the egg! Does that mean you had the hsg after you OVed?

iluvsummer Tue 01-Jan-13 10:56:20

It didn't hurt that much I took 2 paracetamols an hour before, it was a bit crampy when it was being done but nothing worse than period type pains, I was quite sore and tender in the afternoon but its much better today but definitely couldn't face dtd yesterday!

ImpatientOne Tue 01-Jan-13 11:26:13

Thanks whistling grin

Unfortunately mine is CD12 but I usually O around 17 so should be ok - that's why I was glad to hear the 3 month thing!

It's taken me 3 attempts to get booked in so wasn't going to get fussy & our consultant apt is end of this month so really didn't want any more delays!

AWhistlingWoman Wed 02-Jan-13 19:44:36

Hmmm biology A level was a long time ago now.

I think it must have been done just around O as the doctor doing the ultrasound said she could see the corpus luteum (sp?) from where the egg had been. So I suppose I saw the remnants of where his egg had recently been or released from?

Yikes someone with some medical knowledge help me out here

I think we dtd that evening or the next just because the timing was right. Could not believe it when I finally fell pregnant! And I do like to think that I saw DS1 at such an early point of his development grin

Good luck ladies! And glad it didn't hurt too much iluv

twinklestar2 Wed 02-Jan-13 21:58:28

Good luck ladies. That's the next stage for me so hope it works!

ImpatientOne Wed 02-Jan-13 22:08:54

Will keep you informed twinkle !

waitingtobeamummy Wed 02-Jan-13 22:14:09

Hi all, I had my hsg on the 20th Dec. Dr doing it said I had a very small opening to my cervical canal but that hopefully the hsg had opened it up. She said that the "three month rule" is because you're flushed out and opened up by it.
Certain it hasn't happened with me but hope that next ninth will be different.
Good luck to you all.

FrazzleRock Wed 02-Jan-13 22:22:31

Worked for me smile

11 months of ttc DS2 and I conceived shortly after the HSG. I was also told it could increase my fertility chances but I just laughed in his face!

Best of luck OP!

PiePoPiddlyPo Wed 02-Jan-13 22:50:12

No

tillyann2013 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:53:28

I had a hsg end nov and was told to use protection for that month . Anyone else been told this? think there's a risk with the dye or something? Anyways, hoping for some good news soon. X

Griffomais Fri 04-Jan-13 21:57:49

I had mine beginning of Nov and totally got my hopes up - unfortunately for me nothing whatsoever has happened sad

tillyann2013 Fri 04-Jan-13 22:53:07

Sorry to hear nothing's happened yet griff. Are you on any meds to help?

iluvsummer Fri 04-Jan-13 22:59:20

No she didn't say anything about using protection, she said get home and get on it lol well my sticks are showing ovulation so lets see what happens this month! Baby dust all around!

Griffomais Fri 04-Jan-13 23:11:00

Hi Tillyann not on any meds as have been diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility so frustrating and really depressing. Longterm TTC just wrecks any spontaneity. I had high hopes for the HSG but had 2 more cycles since an just nothing happening - at the point of giving p o risking my marriage.

I hope get some good news soon - best of luck.

tillyann2013 Fri 04-Jan-13 23:57:09

It's incredibly frustrating and I get the whole lack of spontaneity thing too. Have you been trying long?
We are ttc #2, our son is 2.5 and are 18 months in this time. No problems detected, tubes clear. Ov fine. Hubbie fine too. Hoping to share this rocky road with some nice ladies. Xxx

RedRobin1 Sat 05-Jan-13 00:26:36

We got some tests done early on and I am on cycle 9. DHs SA showed a high level (25%) of antisperm antibodies and low morphology (2%). My results have come back normal so far.

Hope hycosy gives those sperm a clear passage to swim.

iluvsummer Sat 05-Jan-13 07:01:27

We are on cycle 7 now after a mms chemical and an ectopic, v lucky to have ds who is 2 next month and do count out blessings with him but with me being an only we'd love him to have a sibling. It's v frustrating month after month nothing happening and trying to time it right sometimes feels like all the fun is being taken out of it!

ImpatientOne Sat 05-Jan-13 08:36:44

Thanks to those sharing experiences - always good to hear the reality however much we want to believe it will be a miracle cure...

Just for info we're on cycle 19 ttc #1. DH has been checked & whilst figures were all in the normal range they were low - was referred to urology but since discharged as no major concern/reason was found.

HyCoSy on Jan 10th then back to consultant on 31st for us!

Happilymarried155 Sat 05-Jan-13 09:16:06

Didn't work for me either I'm afraid, was really hoping it would.

The actual procedure wasn't really painful, felt abit strange and had a bit of cramping the next day but nothing to bad. Good luck to you all!

waitingtobeamummy Sat 05-Jan-13 10:35:18

Hi again,
Don't know if you've seen the hut of gl/doom thread? They've really helped me and given me lots of support.
We have been ttc for 3yrs. Finally got clomid in October as had to lose lots of weight first and then hospital messed up too. Husbands analysis was fine but I wasn't ovulating. Ovulated on clomid but still no joy. Hsg said my womb/ovaries fine but that the entrance to my cervical canal is tiny so semen might not be getting in.
Period due next Friday and got to phone fertility nurse to see what next step is. Whether I'll take more clomid or have to have something done.

crazyhead Sat 05-Jan-13 18:03:30

My sister conceived the month after hsg after ttc her first (albeit not in a focused way) for over two years. She's now about to have dd2. Good luck xx

RedRobin1 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:59:20

Thanks for sharing crazy. I won't get my hopes up for this month but I really do hope it is a miracle cure of some sort.

Good luck with yours impatient - keep us posted.

FriendofDorothy Sun 06-Jan-13 02:29:18

I got pregnant the cycle after having an HSG. I also was on Clomid so will never know which of them made the difference.

mumalah Sun 06-Jan-13 14:12:09

Hi , I have had 3 cycles of clomid, but still have not ovulated. My progesterone on cd21 are very low, I'm having blood test again on day 21 on Monday, however I think this will be too soon as I had positive opk s on weds and thurs last week ? If my level is low and confirms no ovulation, then the next step is an HSG. I dont really know much about this, will it increase my chance of a pregnancy? what happens if a blockage is found ? Any advice greatly appreciated.

RedRobin1 Sun 06-Jan-13 22:37:32

Just having a panic attack while reading the hycosy preparation instruction from the fertility clinic. It says I need to take laxatives the night before the procedure!!!!blush

I haven't got any! Did you have to take them as well?? Yikes!

iluvsummer Sun 06-Jan-13 22:42:42

No I didn't take them only 2 paracetamol an hr before! Good luck with it you'll be fine just try and relax 😊

ImpatientOne Mon 07-Jan-13 08:03:01

No mention of laxatives in my leaflet or in the verbal instructions that I got Robin

Just the paracetamol 1 hour before appointment time.

RedRobin1 Mon 07-Jan-13 10:46:25

That's good to know cuz I haven't taken any laxatives either. Not eating much today as the leaflet says light meals only for 2 days before treatment and I have been gorging on food all weekend!

Will let you know how it goes today.

RedRobin1 Mon 07-Jan-13 17:24:44

I have just come back from my Hycosy and wanted to write about how it went.
I had two people in the room with me a nurse and a male doctor. I had to lie down with my legs up in the stirrups and the male doctor putting the catheter and speculum thingy up my delicate bits blush He was really nice and kept me talking so I would relax. Felt a lot of strong cramps when things were going up and a really strong urge to let out some wind (eeeek!) but i held it back. Once the catheter was in, there was no cramping, just some discomfort.

It was over within minutes and my tubes got the all clear. I could see everything on the ultrasound - the dye just shot through both tubes. No pain or cramps afterward, just some mild bleeding.

He also said as I had mine done on CD8 and haven't ovulated yet, I should be good to ttc after a day or two. So fx for that BFP this month.

iluvsummer Mon 07-Jan-13 17:57:52

That's good news! I also had mine done on cd8, fingers xd it manages to do something for us lol I couldn't face dtd for 2 days after as I was quite sore but was ok on the 3rd day smile

mumalah Mon 07-Jan-13 20:59:08

Thanks for saying how it went , doesn't 't sound as bad as I imagined. Good luck !

RedRobin1 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:31:20

I am still bleeding slightly so will avoid dtd for 2 days too. Fx it works for all of us!

ImpatientOne Mon 07-Jan-13 23:35:10

Thanks Robin hope you're feeling more comfortable soon.

ImpatientOne Thu 10-Jan-13 22:40:15

Hey Robin & Summer hope you have recovered well and have been busy wink

Had my hycosy this morning. It was very quick and I didn't find it painful, in fact the sonography person asked if I already had children as I obviously had a 'high gynaecological pain threshold' shock wasn't quite sure what to say to that really! She did say that everything looked fine and tubes clear - seeing Con on 31st.

Anyway I've felt a bit delicate for the rest of the day and tired but that's probably just coming down from the anxiety state I work myself into! I have terrible white coat syndrome and hate hospitals because I work in the NHS plus my Mum came with me which was quite stressful in itself...

Fingers crossed we'll all be back in a couple of months reporting success grin

RedRobin1 Fri 11-Jan-13 12:53:31

Yay on the clear tubes impatient We did out first dtd of the month last night. I had spotting for about 2/3 days but all good now smile Fx for all of us.

iluvsummer Fri 11-Jan-13 21:03:12

That's good news impatient! Well 6 days until af is due and I'm trying not to symptom spot! It's been a funny old week Wednesday was a year to the date I had the ectopic and one of the girls I work with announced her pregnancy am very happy for her as she's had 2 losses so hope it all goes ok for her! Just trying not think that every cramp sicky feeling etc etc is a sign lol

ImpatientOne Fri 11-Jan-13 22:35:14

Gosh summer that's a lot to cope with in one day. Glad you are back in the routine Robin wink

I found out yesterday that a friend of DHs is expecting - although the couple haven't actually told us yet! They live in the US and got engaged in May then phoned us to say we were invited to the wedding in September. I assumed Sept the following year but no it was in 2 weeks! Our invite didn't actually arrive until after the wedding... I said to DH she must be preggers but he wasn't having any of it wink anyway the male friend shared something on FB yesterday from a parenting website, which aroused my suspicion and super stalking tendencies and 1 google later I found their Baby Wish List which includes the due date - March! DH is a but put out that he hasn't even been told and he considers this person one of his closest friends sad bit weird too that they have a public gift list with all the details yet are keeping it quiet in every other way!

So now I have outed myself as a total crazy woman! My excuse is that I was on the sofa all day resting wink

pinkpudding Fri 11-Jan-13 23:00:49

i got pregnant with DD2 the next cycle after i had a hsg following an ectopic. think it helped that i totally relaxed once i had the scan and was told my tubes were ok.
i will warn you that for me, the scan was extremely painful when they injected the fluid. But only for 30 seconds or so. mind you i must have made quite a fuss as the nurse stopped half way through as she was being sympathetic, and then had to start all over again once i had pulled myself together. i'm not normally a wimp when it comes to pain but it felt like i was being burnt inside. So take some painkillers before!
I really hope you get lucky soon

RedRobin1 Sat 12-Jan-13 13:39:29

Haha impatient that's a good way to spend the day on the sofa! Bit weird tht they haven't shared the news with anyone and kept it so secretive.

I have been battered by the flu so we haven't dtd more than once yet. Should be OVing anytime now.confused

ImpatientOne Sun 13-Jan-13 08:57:16

Hope you're getting over the flu Robin it's horrible when you are Ov'ing & not well. I know having flu is rubbish enough anyway but when you think you're missing dtd at the crucial time it's awful hmm

I'm away with work from Tues which is CD17 for me. When I was charting I Ov'd 16-18 so rubbish timing! I've been ok since HyCoSy & managed to DTD a couple of times - so far blush

MarieMar Tue 23-Apr-13 17:05:20

Hi All, just wanted to join this thread as I just had my HSG today... I know it's different for everyone, but mine wasn't bad at all. I think I've had smears as bad! All clear, apparently (though they said they'd be analysing the results further), so I'm in the same boat as some of you... Unexplained (i.e. extremely frustrating) infertility! I'm 31 and have been trying for 1.5 years, so here's hoping that the dye shakes things up a bit, because TTC when everyone's conceiving around you is very demoralising, and it's hard acting normal at work / with friends / with family when it's all you're thinking about. Baby dust to all, and hopefully I and you will have good news soon... flowers

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