Do Not Take on an Empty Stomach

February 13th, 2013
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of a repeat saline HSG and HIV/hepatitis blood panel.  Thank God, my favorite phlebotomist was there to draw my blood, and that part was uneventful.  The saline HSG was not pleasant, but even so, only two short sharp cramp-like pains later, I was done. And then, trying to be proactively [...]

Categories: Blood Work, Diagnostics, HSG

Color Me Fertile!

June 14th, 2010
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I love modern medical technology. It always amazes me the things that doctors and specialists can do for people. When a friend of mine told me that she was having a hysterosalpingogram (or commonly referred to as a HSG) this upcoming week I became excited for her. As embarrassing as this test can be (But [...]

Categories: Diagnostics, HSG

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): How Painful Is It?

October 24th, 2007
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What is a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)? Fertilitycommunity.com defines the test as follows: HSG is a test used primarily to determine if a woman’s fallopian tubes are open or blocked. HSG also gives some idea as to the integrity (condition) of the endometrial cavity (uterine interior.) It is known as the most uncomfortable of diagnostic procedures for [...]

Categories: HSG

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

July 4th, 2007
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Dr. M told me to schedule an HSG as soon as my period started so that we could have the test performed as soon as my period ended. This test would tell us if my fallopian tubes were blocked. The procedure had to be performed at the hospital because we needed to use the X-ray [...]

Categories: HSG