HyCoSy referral/ Vitex Agnus Castus/ Day 21 Bloods

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Minibow Fri 22-Mar-19 17:15:53

I had hycosy in November. It was very straightforward, much like a smear test that lasts a little longer. I had no issues and didn't feel any pain.

A close friend had given me her views beforehand. She had a blockage and found the procedure quite painful.

Hipe this gives a bit of an insight xx

Eminen Wed 20-Mar-19 10:19:47

I've been TTC#2 for over 2 years now. Within the last 18 months I've had day 21 bloods and DH has had SA - all came back normal. I've been arguing with my GP since then for a referral for more tests, to which I was told I was not eligible as I already have 1 DC. Anyway, long story short, I had a consultation with a private fertility clinic and was told that I am absolutely entitled to have a hycosy under the NHS. So I went back to my GP today, armed with the facts and he reluctantly agreed to refer me. Yay. However, he wants our initial tests repeated and updated. So my question is...
For the last 3 cycles I have been taking vitex Agnus castus, up until ovulation, to regulate my cycles and attempt to increase my LP and so far, seems to be working very well. So am I okay to continue taking these as I know they affect your hormones, will they throw off the day21 bloods? I'm reluctant to stop them as I'm fairly sure I am ovulating as I track BBT and as I said, the initial test came back normal. But just wanted a bit of advice.
Also, anyone who's had a hycosy willing to tell me their experiences? I've done a lot of research on the process of the test but I'm not sure what happens should they find any blockages. As I had an EMCS with my DC, the nurse seems to think if there is a fertility issue, then it will be blocked tubes.
Thanks in advance for any advice!

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