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Hycosy & closed cervix- has anyone experience anything similar?

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SharyBobbins Thu 06-Apr-17 11:56:45

I had a Hycosy today which took three attempts as my cervix wouldn't open shock. Has anyone experienced anything similar? They got there in the end (I think they dilated it themselves- not too sure, I was trying to concentrate on not passing out!) but it was absolute agony. The results were actually good which is something but the doctor did say (when pressed) that it wasn't normal.... blush

Persipan Thu 06-Apr-17 12:10:12

Yeah, when they tried to do my HyCoSy they literally couldn't get the catheter through my cervix at all, so sent me off to have a hysteroscopy to check there were no problems. Two grand later, the consultant doing the hysteroscopy said my cervix was no trouble at all and concluded the consultant trying to do the HyCoSy was just having an off day!

broodynmoody Thu 06-Apr-17 12:11:21

Hi Shary. I had a hycosy about 6 weeks ago and it wasn't the best experience of my life. My cervix was moving around so she had to 'clamp' it down, well I squealed like a pig blushand I was bleeding. I think it's fairly normal tbh, surely they must see cervix's that don't play ball

broodynmoody Thu 06-Apr-17 12:12:14

Sorry I meant hysterscopy 6 weeks ago, I had a hycosy in March and that went okay. Hysterscopy was a lot more painful IMO

SharyBobbins Thu 06-Apr-17 12:33:07

shock I'm sorry to hear you've both had bad experiences too (Hycosy and hysterscopy related]. I've honestly never experienced pain like I did today. The consultant said my cervix obviously does open as I've been pregnant before (MC) and pass periods etc. I was expecting them to say there was something wrong with my tubes/ovaries but not my cervix! Although it might explain why sometimes I have a lot of leakage after sex?

SilverLinings2014 Thu 06-Apr-17 19:34:00

About 20% of women can't tolerate a hycosy, so I don't thibk it's abnormal.

It was tbe worst and most painful experience off all the infertility and gynaecological treatments I've endured. The consultant didn't actually proceed with mine after trying 3 times. They said there can sometimes be a build up of mucus or whatever than makes it difficult. It made me terrified I wouldn't be able to tolerate embryo transfer when we got to IVF so they passed a catheter through whilst I was under GA for egg collection just to make sure the way was clear.

bluebird3 Thu 06-Apr-17 21:51:58

Did they say anything about stimulating the vagus nerve? When I had the endometrial scratch, they had to use forceps to open my cervix and at was excruciating and I nearly fainted. Would have if I wasn't lying down! They told me that for some women the vagus nerve, which runs to the cervix, can get 'stimulated' causing the extreme pain and blood pressure to drop. It didn't cause a problem for my ec or et though.

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 07-Apr-17 18:26:09

That happened to me

Couldn't do it while I was awake

Had general and cervix dilated

Closes again between ivf

Had dilated again under Ga

And closed again

Also meant when finally got preg after 5th ivf that cervix didn't dilate quickly after being induced

And tore giving birth

But hey I'm a mummy of a 10day old

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 07-Apr-17 18:27:11

Also actually being induced was awful as the pain while the mw got her hand up my cervix to put the pessery was horrendous sad

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