Hi Blondeshavemorefun, I had a hysterosalpingogram done earlier this year which is the same as your dye test and it was fine. I had done the worse thing you can do and googled it the week before and read some horror stories. I don't have a particulalry high pain threshold but it is basically the same as a smear not painful but uncomfortable and when they put the dye in you can feel it which causes a bit of cramping, your glad when that is over. It lasts about 5 minutes or so and then thats it, she/he can tell you straight away if it has flowed out of your tubes ok and that they are not blocked. You then go back to the ward, take two antibiotics so there is no infection, get dresses and go home. I felt a bit wobbly afterwards I think its the dye but nothing a hot sweet cup of tea didn't sort out! Good luck! x
I had the same set of procedures a year ago at the same time as a cystectomy. I was in overnight but not everyone is. The keyhole cuts are really small and mine healed quickly. You'll be sore from the gas they use to inflate the abdominal cavity and from the instruments where they have a good look around inside. The gas dissolves out over a week ish and was painful in my chest/shoulders when I moved as it rises.
Get a lift home. I thought I'd get a taxi, but I was too stiff and tired. I was wiped out by the effects of the anaesthetic.
My consent form said "plus proceed". This means they'll treat what they find while they're in there if they can; it also gives your permission for them to do that. Ask your consultant if that wasn't discussed.