Hycosy & closed cervix- has anyone experience anything similar?
SharyBobbins · 06/04/2017 11:56
I had a Hycosy today which took three attempts as my cervix wouldn't open . 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....
Persipan · 06/04/2017 12:10
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 · 06/04/2017 12:11
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 and I was bleeding. I think it's fairly normal tbh, surely they must see cervix's that don't play ball
broodynmoody · 06/04/2017 12:12
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 · 06/04/2017 12:33
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 · 06/04/2017 19:34
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 · 06/04/2017 21:51
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 · 07/04/2017 18:26
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 · 07/04/2017 18:27
Also actually being induced was awful as the pain while the mw got her hand up my cervix to put the pessery was horrendous :(
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