TTC#2 will RE need to do another HSG?!?

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TTC#2 will RE need to do another HSG?!?

Postby debbiedeb » Wed May 25, 2011 12:13 pm

We have been trying to conceive #2 (since Sept) It took us 3 years with #1 after IUI number 4 and 1 m/c. Anyways, I asked my regular ob/gyn and he said I would need to redo all test..including the HSG!!!! I have unexplained infertlity...and just wondering what the RE will say? Just wondering if anyone has advice or info on what their RE did. I'm hoping not since my insurance only covers up to 10000.00 for a lifetime including all test and meds!!!!
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Postby megan6912 » Thu May 26, 2011 5:09 am

I think they like to repeat the hsg because having a baby can block your tubes but I can't see them doing all the other tests again. I bet you can request not doing the hsg though.
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Postby debbiedeb » Thu May 26, 2011 5:42 am

Thanks for your response. I hope not!! Congrats to you!!! Your beta looks great!!!! YAY!!!! I was never soo happy and nervous when I was first pregnant...enjoy the moment and being at the next step closer to be a mom!!! :-) It is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby socialite_baby » Thu May 26, 2011 12:14 pm

I don't think a repeat HSG could hurt. I've been told that if it's been over 6 months since your last one, depending on the doctor, it will need to be done again. It's been over 1 year since mine and I'm starting with a new RE so I'm fully expecting it. My first was during my laparoscopy so I was under general anesthesia so I'm not looking forward to one fully awake! Be prepared for more blood work too.

You're so lucky insurance even covers that much of infertility! I can't have another lap because it's now "pre existing" and we're paying out of pocket for all testing, meds, and procedures. It adds up fast! Do you have the opportunity to pick and choose what insurance covers? For example, they pay for meds and you pay for IUI itself? That could help extend coverage!
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April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
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Postby debbiedeb » Thu May 26, 2011 12:24 pm

Nooo picking...which stinks becuase I would rather pay a little for the little stuff and the "insurance price" for the pricey stuff. Oh well, I really hated the HSG I would rather be in labor to be honest!! UGH!! Good luck with your first IUI!!!! I hope its your BFP!!
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Postby waitingtobemommy » Thu May 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Yeah, I think another HSG would be a good idea. I had one in the beginning of '09 and have changed RE's since then. My new one thought another HSG for me would be a good idea as well, but I ended up getting pregnant before he could order me one! Unfortunately I had a chemical so I"ll probably be needing another HSG soon too. Good luck!!

I know my HSG was AWFUL, but I was stupid and didn't take any pain meds beforehand. HOpefully we can both find something strong enough to cure that awful pain!
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Postby debbiedeb » Fri May 27, 2011 6:27 am

I had a chemical with my 3rd IUI. I hope you are emotional and phyically healing okay. It was much harder on my body then I thought! I'm a fairly strong person and boy it wiped me out!!!! and I'm sure you have heard this before but i will say it too...what its great is your body was able to do that!!! it shows a lot that you are able to get pregnant. Just an FYI my next IUI was my BFP and now have a beauitful little boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the info...UGH I really hated the HSG...I took meds it still sucked!!! :-) Good luck to you!!! Thanks again!!
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Postby Laticauda » Fri May 27, 2011 8:05 am

I just had my second HSG yesterday. I have a friable cervix (translates to, it's very sensitive and bleeds easily.) My first HSG was with an older RE and he didn't use anything to numb the area. It was terrible.

The HSG that I had done yesterday, I did not take any pain meds before hand (they give me terrible rebound headaches, which triggers migraines.) However, he used something to numb my cervix, and the actual procedure was much smoother than I imagined, and they even let me see the monitor while they did it! I found out my left tube is clear, and that my right tube (they removed the end of it) is closed off, so no more risk of ectopic pregnancy there.

I would ask your doctor or his office for the specific directions of the procedure they do to see if they use the numbing agent. After I got home, I took 800 mgs of ibuprofen and it made it a lot more tolerable.

Good luck, some call the HSG their lucky charm, let's hope it is so for us.
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Postby Lami » Fri May 27, 2011 8:06 am

I am in the same boat as you TTC #2 soon, and my RE said I need another HSG. I just posed something very similar in the IVF thread. I HATED the HSG too, for me it was worse than labor too, well contractions anyway, my c-section sucked more! lol I guess many people feel it is necessary, but honestly unless I can be drugged up pretty good this time, it might delay us TTC again for awhile..soooo not ooking forward to another one!
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Postby socialite_baby » Fri May 27, 2011 10:18 am

Laticauda wrote:I would ask your doctor or his office for the specific directions of the procedure they do to see if they use the numbing agent. After I got home, I took 800 mgs of ibuprofen and it made it a lot more tolerable.


I don't know if you know, but it's not recommended to take ibuprofen while TTC. It can cause ovulation problems and affect uterine lining.
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TTC #1 for 7.5 years...

April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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Postby Laticauda » Fri May 27, 2011 1:26 pm

I took what my RE suggested to take. I rarely ever take it since (as I mentioned before) it gives me rebound headaches. Taking it once is not going to cause problems, especially since it's just one day at the very beginning of your cycle. I never recommend taking it on a regular basis.
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DH 26 - Above average numbers of fast, forward swimming sperm

Started TTC 2002
4-6-05 Miscarriage @ 8 weeks
1-24-08 Chemical Pregnancy
2-25-08 Miscarriage @ 5 weeks
Stopped TTC - couldn't handle anymore loss

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