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Hello everybody
I am new here (joined today) and have a few issues which I hope somebody here may be able to help me with. I have been diagnosed with PCOS and have had my hormone levels checked which confirms this. The next step before going onto something like clomid is to check my fallopian tubes with a dye test. My problem is that I am extremely nervous about this procedure and at my last pelvic exam I was so tense that the doctor couldn't insert the speculum. I don't think I will be able to do the HSG without some form of sedation. Does anybody here know of a London clinic(private) where it is possible to request this? Thanks for reading and hope somebody can help.
 

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HI
I went for mine a couple of weeks ago and they gave me Valium not sure if they do that everywhere but this was in Wales.They also give you a suppositry for the pain.I personally found the HSG fine no after effects i was told to have pain killers on stand by at home but i didn't need them.They did find my left tube is blocked.
I think alot is down to the individual.

good luck
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hi i had a hsg yesterday and was v v nervous but it was fine just a little uncomfortable it stung a bit when the tube went in but after that it was fine if i can do it im sure you can. :) just relax and think of what its all for thats what i did - i wont lie and say it was totally painless - abit like period pain but it stopped straight after HSG which took about 2 minuites. i went shopping after that and felt great! i think you can ask for a plastic thing instead of metal as my friend does that when she goes for a smear, also say you find it painfull so they can go slow and use loads of lube.  the more relaxed you are the easier it is.  i went to the dentist the same morning and i can honestly say i woud rather have an HSG 4 times a year than go to my dentist that often!  its alot of worry for something that is so quick - i was not sleeping from the worry but if i needed another one i would be happy to go on a lunch break.
Good luck,  Noodles
 
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