Is an HSG painful?

Mild pain or discomfort is common with an HSG, both during the procedure and afterward. You may feel cramping when your provider inserts the dye solution into your uterus. You may experience more cramping when your tubes are blocked. The cramping may last anywhere from five minutes after your procedure to a few hours.

How can I make my HSG painless?

For effective pain relief during HSG, in addition to 550 mg NSAID, local application of lidocaine cream to the posterior fornix of the cervix uteri and paracervical lidocaine injection into the cervix uteri appear to be the most effective methods.

How long does HSG procedure take?

How long does the test take? The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes.

Why does an HSG Hurt?

Either it goes out the tubes, or it stays in the uterus because the fallopian tubes are blocked. There’s pressure, and the pain occurs when the dye is placed in the tubes.”

How long does it take to recover from HSG test?

After your HSG test, you should recover very quickly and be back to your normal activities by the next day. If any of the side effects become severe, you should contact your doctor right away. Heavy bleeding, severe pain, or fever are not normal side-effects and should be investigated immediately.

Is IUI painful like HSG?

As stated above, IUI is a straightforward and painless procedure and does not require anesthesia. Your doctor will open the vagina with a speculum that will help visualize the cervix after you lie down on the exam table. The sperm will pass through the cervix and finally placed in the uterus using a thin and long tube.

Does HSG Test unblock tubes?

The HSG procedure allows about 5% of infertile couples to be diagnosed with blocked tubes, which indicates that the egg and sperm can never meet. In the past, this has meant surgery to unblock the tubes.

Should I shave before HSG?

Some women feel pressure to ensure that everything is perfect before they go. The truth is that your doctor and their staff do not care if you are clean-shaven or not. They are medical professionals. They know that hair growth is natural and normal.

How do I prepare for an HSG test?

What should I do to prepare for HSG? Your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) may recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever an hour before the procedure. Discuss this decision with your ob-gyn. In some cases, you also may receive an antibiotic for you to take before HSG.

What is the best time to go for HSG test?

When is the best time during my cycle to schedule the HSG test? The test should be scheduled after your period ends, but before you expect to ovulate, usually between days 6 and 10 of your menstrual cycle. To figure out the days of your cycle, count day 1 as the day your period begins.

What should I avoid before HSG test?

Before The HSG

A day or two before the exam, avoid sexual intercourse, stop using creams or other vaginal medications, and avoid douching. You may take over-the-counter pain medications a few hours before the test. No food or liquids for 2 hours prior to the procedure.

Does HSG feel like contractions?

“My HSG went very smoothly. I only felt a little pinch when they inserted and inflated the catheter. When they injected the dye it just felt like a very dull menstrual cramp and then it was over before I knew it!” – Jennifer.

Is HSG done under anesthesia?

Most women do not need anesthesia for a hysterosalpingogram. However, some patients become very nervous about the prospect of any medical procedure.

Can you be put to sleep for a HSG?

They might prescribe a few antibiotics post-HSG and ask you to take complete bed rest on that day. However, that being said, today a few hospitals have started sedation before the HSG to avoid even the slightest pain and to make it comfortable for the patient. It is completely safe, so, you don’t have to worry.