I had the test done at the hospital conglomerate I had the lab-issue with. It was half the cost of having done at the shiny new clinic we’re going to be going to Wednesday.
So, I had to pee in a cup to prove I’m not pregnant. Then I went downstairs to check in in surgery, and then upstairs to check in in radiology.
In radiology I was made to wear a hospital gown (I talked them into letting me keep on my tshirt and (non-underwire) bra. And chatted with the radiographer and the student who was there for an internship.
I learned the student had done 2 HSGs before and the radiographer had done hundreds (she’d been in radiology since 1998).
Eventually the doctor showed up. It wasn’t too bad. The whole insertion part hurt a bit more an a pap smear or IUI (the student offered to hold my hand, and did for a couple minutes until I realized the worst of it was over and I was fine) but it really wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle at all.
The contrast didn’t hurt at all.
Let me interrupt this story and tell ya’ll I spent a bit of last night looking at HSG pictures online. I wanted to have some idea what they were looking for.
Here’s a normal HSG:
Here’s a HSG with blocked tubes (and hydrosalpinx):
I got to watch it on the monitor. The left tube filled and spillage was evident.
The right was not really doing much…. and the spillage from the left was going all over the place. Like it was evident that soon we wouldn’t be able to tell if contrast was from the left or right side.
So then the doctor re-positioned the catheter and got the right tube cleared.
So I have two good tubes now. He really emphasized that it’s likely “gunk” was blocking my right tube, so odds would be better now.
Anyone know what the heck “Possible small focus of mucus towards the left uterine cornu” means? I mean I know the “left uterine cornu” means the left uterine corner, but what’s a small focus of mucus?
Anyway after the end of it I got up and was completely fine the rest of the day, a bit tired, and leaking a little blood here and there, but fine.