This blog for women having difficulty becoming pregnant explains what tubal flushing is and what research studies tell us about its effectivenessThe ability of an intervention (for example a drug, surgery, or exercise) to produce a desired effect, such as reduce symptoms. and safetyRefers to serious adverse effects, such as those that threaten life, require or prolong hospitalization, result in permanent disability, or cause birth defects., and Katie shares her story of having her tubes flushed.
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Women having difficulty become pregnant may be invited to have their ‘tubes flushed’, a procedure which uses dye to show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. It has been reported that women are more likely to become pregnant after this test, but no one knows why.
A Cochrane Review Tubal flushing for subfertility has been updated (and again in October 2020) with the best available evidence on tubal flushing and its effect on pregnancy and live birth rates. We’ll look at that below.
What is tubal flushing?
I asked obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr James Duffy to explain what the procedure, properly known as a hysterosalpingogram, involves:
“Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is pronounced ‘he-ster-o-sal-ping-o-gram’, but fortunately most doctors call it HSG. It is a common part of a work up for women having difficulty become pregnant. Normally eggs produced by the ovaries pass down fine, narrow tubes called fallopian tubes to reach the womb. A HSG can determine if these tubes are open or blocked. If either or both of these tubes are blocked then the chances of becoming pregnant are much reduced.
Patients will lie on an x-ray table, generally flat on their back. The procedure will start in the same way as a smear examination. The doctor places a small tube called a catheter through the neck of the womb to inject dye.
Two kinds of dye are available: dyes which can be dissolved in water (water soluble) and dyes which cannot be easily dissolved in water (oil soluble). Commonly in the United Kingdom and United States doctors use a water soluble dye for HSG.”
If one sort of dye is better than another, this would be helpful to know. It’s also important to ask what evidence there is that tubal flushing improves pregnancy rates and live birth rates and whether this interventionA treatment, procedure or programme of health care that has the potential to change the course of events of a healthcare condition. Examples include a drug, surgery, exercise or counselling. is associated with any harms (adverse events), such as miscarriage.
The evidence for tubal flushing
This section of the blog was updated on 15 October 2020 to reflect the updated Cochrane Review on tubal flushing for subfertility. Two studies have been added and the evidence now comes from 15 randomizedRandomization is the process of randomly dividing into groups the people taking part in a trial. One group (the intervention group) will be given the intervention being tested (for example a drug, surgery, or exercise) and compared with a group which does not receive the intervention (the control group). controlled trialsA trial in which a group (the ‘intervention group’) is given a intervention being tested (for example a drug, surgery, or exercise) is compared with a group which does not receive the intervention (the ‘control group’). with 3864 women. The trialsClinical trials are research studies involving people who use healthcare services. They often compare a new or different treatment with the best treatment currently available. This is to test whether the new or different treatment is safe, effective and any better than what is currently used. No matter how promising a new treatment may appear during tests in a laboratory, it must go through clinical trials before its benefits and risks can really be known. compared oil-soluble contrast media (OSCM) and water-soluble contrast media (WSCM) with each other and with no intervention.
Here’s what the reviewerSomebody responsible for preparing and, in the case of Cochrane Reviews, keeping up-to-date a systematic review. The term ‘reviewer’ is also sometimes used to refer to an external peer reviewer, or referee. authors found:
Women having OSCM tubal flushing may be more likely to have a clinical pregnancy (confirmed by ultrasound and hormone levels) and may also be more likely to have a live birth than those having no treatmentSomething done with the aim of improving health or relieving suffering. For example, medicines, surgery, psychological and physical therapies, diet and exercise changes..
It is uncertain whether WSCM tubal flushing improves the chances of becoming pregnant or having a live birth compared with no treatment.
Women having OSCM tubal flushing may be more likely to have a clinical pregnancy than those having WSCM tubal flushing. There was not enough information about how they compare in terms of live birth rates.
Possible harms of treatment, including long-term effects, were poorly reported, and it’s important to know about these when making choices about treatment. OSCM was found to be probably associated with a higher riskA way of expressing the chance of an event taking place, expressed as the number of events divided by the total number of observations or people. It can be stated as ‘the chance of falling were one in four’ (1/4 = 25%). This measure is good no matter the incidence of events i.e. common or infrequent. of backflow of the contrast medium into the blood or lymphatic vessels, which mostly causes no symptoms.
How good is the evidence?’
Whilst this is the best we have, there were problems with the studies and the evidence is mostly ‘very low- or low-certainty’, so the reviewers were not able to draw conclusions with confidence. What we have so far suggests that tubal flushing with oil-soluble contrast media may improve the chance of pregnancy and live birth, compared with doing nothing, but we can’t be at all sure. Only seven of the 15 studies reported live birth rates, although this is a crucial measure of the success of fertility treatments. We don’t know which women are most likely to benefit. We also remain uncertain about possible risks of this procedure and these need to be fully evaluated in future research.
“In 2007 my husband I decided that after several years of trying for a baby, we needed some help. Our lives were on hold as we lived month-to-month hoping to be pregnant and then facing the disappointment that we weren’t.
After a referral from the doctor, our consultant took it all seriously, made us feel important and referred me on to have a laparoscopy with an HSG, where my tubes would be flushed with liquid to identify any blocks. I bought new pajamas for my day in hospital. This was my first general anesthetic. As I came round, fuzzy and woozy, the doctor came to share the results with my husband and me. I was not awake enough to take it all in. He talked about one tube being blocked. We were told we’d have another appointment with the consultant to talk about what next.
As we packed up to go, a nurse came by to discharge me. She said, “It happens all the time that women get pregnant after getting their tubes flushed. I hope you’ll be pregnant soon.” This was not presented as fact, but an aside based on her years of experience. I took it that she was trying to give some solace after an uncomfortable procedure, not based on any evidence.
The next month, I was pregnant and now I am a mother of two. When we went in for that procedure we had no idea it might be the catalyst that would change everything. It was never presented as an intervention that might help me get pregnant; the focus was on the process and uncovering problems. I think it would be useful for women considering having their tubes flushed to consider that it could help them get pregnant, that it is a procedure that can lead to a happy outcomeOutcomes are measures of health (for example quality of life, pain, blood sugar levels) that can be used to assess the effectiveness and safety of a treatment or other intervention (for example a drug, surgery, or exercise). In research, the outcomes considered most important are ‘primary outcomes’ and those considered less important are ‘secondary outcomes’., a much-desired pregnancy. This would be welcome milestone for a woman who, like me, had been struggling for years with concerns about infertility.
The research states tubal flushing may improve the chance of getting pregnant. In my case, it did result in pregnancy and the birth of my baby. I’d welcome more research into this area, so women could head into a tubal flushing procedure with some confidence that it may help them fall pregnant and with less risk of multiple pregnancy than some of the other options.”
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Wang R, Watson A, Johnson N, Cheung K, Fitzgerald C, Mol BWJ, Mohiyiddeen L. Tubal flushing for subfertility. Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsIn systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). The studies are identified, assessed, and summarized by using a systematic and predefined approach. They inform recommendations for healthcare and research. 2020, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD003718. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003718.pub5.
I had my hsg text on July and l was told that my tubes are block, and also my polactin is very high and text said it was a pituitary redio
I’m going for my hsg tomorrow
OMG, this gives me so much hopes, I got my HSG, last Wednesday and prying to GOD this is going to help us since my tubes are fully open
I did my own on the same day. God is with us my dear
What do you mean you did your own?
Am 25 years old am in marriage 4 good years without a baby. last month I went for HSG whereby doctor told me my tubes is now fine I was like oh my God thank you… knowing I was going to be called a mother too.
After I was told I have PCOS so now am using metformin will it help me please ???
wish me all the best and you also good luck God grace is sufficient to me always
i am a mother my daughter she’s14 years old, had her when i was 16yrs old been on birth control for 6 years straight without seeing my period (sigh) been trying to conceive for the past 5 years or more no luck i’m now waiting on my period to schedule my hsg test i’m very happy after reading most of these comments wish me luck :-)
Hie,i have done HSG.i found my period well for first month,second month my period its sporting like a drop for 2 day then gone.its is normal of what
Please did you later see your period
My daughter just went for the dye test but the doctor couldn’t get the tube into her cervix. He did not tell her anything just to call her gyn in the morning. She is in tears. Any idea what is wrong?
Hi i have gone through the process of hsg a day before and i have my left tube blocked .Now the doctor has told me to get hydeotubation test done….need suggestion to know its is painful??
It is not painful like Hsg…
Hi..hope all is well. What did this test do for ur tubes..we’re u successful at conception?
he sister, after HSG confirmed that my tubes are blocked, i yesterday did hydrotubulation. yes its painfull but not as painful as being childess. doctor confirmed to me that the tubes are open now. lemme wait upon GOD to bless my womb
I and my wife tried everything to get pregnent but we always failed. This process continued till 3 years. Then doctor prescribed for HSG and soon after HSG my wife got pregnant and we have a beautiful baby.
Then we again tried to convince and again failed after a year doctor again prescribed for HSG and now again she gets pregnant. She is now in her 3rd month.
I pray i do the same. After my HSG on the 29th of April 2021
I have same issue and don’t know the causes but i have in my uterus
I went for an HSG and there was flow back of contrast.no tubes seen.what could this mean
Hi. I had a similar experience yesterday. Did you find out what it meant?
I have same issue and don’t know the causes but i have in my uterus
i have big fibroids in my uterus .
hsg test without seen tubes
Please I have one of my fallopian tube is blocked and another one filled with fluid what can I do about it.
Hello, I am glad to be here. I am 36 year. I did Hsg last month and I was told that my right tube is blocked but the left tube is open. I have been trying to conceive for over a year. I told clomid and letrazole but no pregnant before. Please, I really need help. Is there any thing I can do to help me get pregnant?
Princess go and see your gynecologist he knows better what to do to help you get your results
This (infertility) is a very complicated subject but I want to share my experience. I had an HSG done by male tech who completed the procedure very quickly and my right side did not have a spill. A short time later I had another HSG done by (female nurse) fertility specialist who spend 15-20 minutes trying to clear my right fallopian tube – which she did but it took time. The female nurse said with confidence that if HSG is done too quickly the results are not always reliable so find someone who will take their time to get HSG done. I got pregnant shortly after procedure age 35.
Both my tubes blocked😢my gyno told me nothing he can do the only way is IVF!!!
That really sucks!!! I hat that for u. My test was done today and both my tubes are blocked🤦🏿♀️I hope I find other options other than IVF..I go back in two weeks to talk about options.
I really feel everyone’s pain here I just pray that God will show us mercy and favour us
Pls how effective is tubal flushing I am suffering from hydrosalpinx in one of my tubes
Betty, the procedure is not guaranteed but i have bilateral hydrosalpinx and i got pregnant 2 months after the procedure (this was 2 years ago). I am going through a second round of infertility and I have a scheduled a second HSG test for next week. With the way things went 2 years ago, I am hopeful, I hope you are too. Good luck!
I have my two ovaries fill with fluids, what can I do to get it out
Please I will like to know if tube flushing and hsg are same
I had my laparoscopy and dye yesterday patent tubes and bilateral
hydrosalpinx. I also had my tubes flush hope I can conceive.
How long does it take to stop bleeding after flushing the tubes
Hallo dear, by soon do you mean same month after the procedure or few months after?
I just got my HSG test result today, it shows both tubes are blocked… My mensuration has been irregular since 2014. It only comes when i take birth control pills or primolut n. Had my last mensuration February 25 after taking birth control pills for 3 months… I just pray this will work
I did it on 25/5/2020..m praying for both of us.. Fingercrossed
Hi my tubes are blocked. I had an HSG done and it showed lots of blockage. Will a tubal flush still help me. Please let me know about what I might do to get them cleared out.
Thanks so much.
I have the same issues and don’t know what to do
Hello I’m Rossie, I went for hsg test on the 8th of April and my tubes were fine my doctor assured me that I will soon get pregnant but didn’t give me my results due to covid19 till date I haven’t gotten the results, my period came again on the 29th of April..but am not loosing hope in God I pray for positive results and I urge every woman trying to conceive to visit a gynaecologist for assistance…
I wish us well our Joy will surely come true 🙏🙏
Today i did hsg test and y should my stomach have pain too much hours more likely one day
I’m 35, have 4 beautiful children (oldest 18, youngest 10) and my second baby was a stillbirth (Would’ve had 5💔). I have been with my new partner (The love of my life) for almost 3 years in June. We have been trying to have a baby for more than 2 years. After being disappointed month after month…we decided we needed help. And God pointed me to the right direction. A Fertilty center in Sacramento. The Doctor ran every blood test, ultra sound (egg count) and nothing. Everything came back normal. My last procedure (HSG) was on March 2, 2020. I read so many stories about the possibilities of woman getting pregnant after this procedure and I found so many different outcomes. But I had so much hope. The first month went by (3/25) and I started my period. I called the Fertilty Center since it was my CD1 and I was in the process of starting Clomid & I got the worst new ever! That all procedures were put on hold due to COVID-19 until further notice. 💔💔💔💔 Once again, I cried myself asleep. I didn’t want to give up but told my Fiancé that night “Maybe I just need to wait for my grandbabies”. I know I’m only 35 but I thought maybe I’m too old. The nurse told me not to lose hope and she even said she would put me on her babyfestation (baby+Manifestation) board. I still don’t know what this is but I told her to please do so since it sounded like a very positive thing. It’s April 29th! And I have not started my period (CD36)! I called the fertility center yesterday (They’re finally resuming all treatments!). And the office assistant advised for me to take a pregnancy test. She said “You are on CD35! You might be pregnant!” And hearing that made me so happy!🙏🏻😊 But I’m too scared to take the test. I have taken soooo many tests during these 2.5 years and I’m sooo scared to get a negative. I swear, I go to the bathroom about 10-15 times a day to check if I have started my period and so far, I haven’t. I’m going to wait till Saturday to take a pregnancy test and I am sooooo nervous! I want every woman to know not to give up! & never lose hope! Pray!! By the way, on March 29th my fiancé’s sister sent me a link to an online church service and I watched it…it was very nice and emotional. I felt so many emotions while praying. I asked God to please bless us with a healthy beautiful baby boy or girl. And I’m still praying that I finally have our baby in my tummy!♥️ I will keep you guys posted! Praying that I will get a positive result on Saturday! 🙏🏻 I haven’t even told my fiancé that I may be pregnant. I’m just scared. 😔 Well, best of luck to everyone that is desperately trying to conceive!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I’m hoping the HSG worked for us!♥️
Amen, i pray it work for me, i just did mine today.
God bless you. Amen
I have done HSG yesterday, I hope it should also work for me soon
I’m 35, have 4 beautiful children (oldest 18, youngest 10) and my second baby was a stillbirth (Would’ve had 5💔). I have been with my new partner (The love of my life) for almost 3 years in June. We have been trying to have a baby for more than 2 years. After being disappointed month after month…we decided we needed help. And God pointed me to the right direction. A Fertilty center in Sacramento. The Doctor ran every blood test, ultra sound (egg count) and nothing. Everything came back normal. My last procedure (HSG) was on March 2, 2020. I read so many stories about woman getting pregnant after this procedure and I found so many different outcomes. But I had so much hope. The first month went by (3/25) and I started my period. I called the Fertilty Center since it was my CD1 and I was in the process of starting Clomid & I got the worst new ever! That all procedures were put on hold due to COVID-19 until ferried notice. 💔💔💔💔 Once again, I cried myself asleep. I didn’t want to give up but told my Fiancé that night “Maybe I just need to wait for my grandbabies”. I know I’m only 35 but I thought maybe I’m too old. The nurse told me not to lose hope and she even said she would put me on her babyfestation (baby+Manifestation) board. I still don’t know what this is but I told her to please do so since it sounded like a very positive thing. It’s April 29th! And I have not started my period (CD36)! I called the fertility center yesterday (They’re finally resuming all treatments!). And the office assistant advised for me to take a pregnancy test. She said “You are on CD35! You might be pregnant!” And hearing that made me so happy!🙏🏻😊 But I’m too scared to take the test. I have taken soooo many tests during these 2.5 years and I’m sooo scared to get a negative. I swear, I go to the bathroom about 10-15 times a day to check if I have started my period and so far, I haven’t. I’m going to wait till Saturday to take my test and I am sooooo nervous! I want every woman to know not to give up! & never lose hope! Pray!! By the way, on March 29th my fiancé’s sister sent me a link to an online church service and I watched it…it was very nice and emotional. I felt so many emotions while praying. I asked God to please bless us with a healthy beautiful baby boy or girl. And I’m still praying that I finally have my baby in my belly!♥️ I will keep you guys updated! Praying that I will get a positive result on Saturday! 🙏🏻 I haven’t even told my fiancé that I may be pregnant. I’m just scared. 😔 Well, best of luck to everyone that is desperately trying to conceive!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I’m hoping the HSG worked for us!♥️
Hi did it work? 🙏🏾❤️
plz i need help . i am desperate and i need a baby so bad. i live in jamaica and i am 25 yrs old. my doc says i have hormonal imbalance and PCOS and i may have a cyst on my right ovary. i really dont know what to beleive . i don’t menstruate unless i take birth control pills every month. i have gotten clomid and a bunch of antibiotics and my period will come for the first month and then nothing. i really want to have a baby with my fiance and its just draining me and i am spending so much money and nothing.
Hi, I have married for two years and still struggle for child while I’ve gone through the process by taking these drugs like nortiz, primolut_n,mz_tone, clomid, and provera,and also gone for hsg test for six months now but still no pregnant please what next again
clomid is not working for me…my last resort is tubal flushing. i am despereate
Im 35 years old with no children.
One month after HSG i had ectopic pregnancy attributed to the HSG.
It is. Not advised to get pregnant first month after the procedure.
I am just like you… I take birth control pills, primolut n, clomid etc before I could see my period. I have done hormonal profile test. I got my HSG test result today and it shows that both of my fallopian tubes are blocked. I will advise you to go for HSG to know the state of your fallopian tubes.. Wish you all the best
Hai everyone, I’m encouraged wit d comments I saw on this platform, I went for Hsg test last month Oct 24th and the result Said bilateral patent tubes am waiting for my testimony here too. Baby dust to everyone
Same as my HSG test result… It means both tubes are blocked… All is well sis
My wife had hsg last month but now her menstrual cycle length has changed from 28_32 and had a lot of complaints of back, kidney,pain I don’t know what is the problem again.
You are doing amazing work! Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts. 👍 I conceived, using 50 mg of Clomid on CD 4-8. I had one strong follie, on my side-with-a-tube. It was my first Clomid cycle and it worked well for me. So yes its possible ladies! So thankful ❤️ I found ‘Get4preg’ in Google and got Clomid. Good luck to everyone! Best wishes!
Hello am 34 yrs old,went for hsg and found my tubes block.I was done tubal surgery then after a month i went for hydrotubation only ones my first cycle did not work am planing for the next hydrotubotion this Jan of 2020.asking is their any thing more to take to assist me get pregnant first. I hv no child
I have done hsg test but it was painful.but my left tube is blocked,I was told to do tubal flushing or Ivf hope tubal flushing ll help but it cost 200k.its too expensive.pls what can I do?
Hi my son is 16 yrs old now and i v got married now i v been trying to have another baby for 3yrs now,but nothing happening where can i do TUBAL FLUSHING
Hello am 34 yrs old,went for hsg and found my tubes block.I was done tubal surgery then after a month i went for hydrotubation only ones my first cycle did not work am planing for the next hydrotubotion this Jan of 2020.asking is their any thing more to take to assist me get pregnant first. I hv no child
Hello! Seems like we’re on the same boat. I also have bilateral blocked fallopian tubes and all I am told is IVF (which is so expensive).. I literally about 10 minutes ago finished crying just of the thought of not being able to have kids.. At least 1… is all I ask for :-( its like where did I go wrong….trying to keep hope alive…. Good luck!
I was told the same thing too that I have bilateral tubal blockage. I have cried my eyes out ,I can’t even afford an IVF.
my period started 16/10 and ended 19/10 in my cycle 28 and I did HSG 24/10 my result is opening both tubes . I injected HSG hormone 5000mg 28/10.I had sex 28/10 and 29/10. I am hoping my pregnant. GOD BLESS ME.
Check the internet for felopio it really work for tubal blockage
Does it really work, I used it for 2 months and my tubes are still blocked
Had my hsg done today and its really painful.
I went today for an hsg and thankfully both my tubes are open I’m 33 years old and I’m hoping to ghave a baby soon my husband and I been trying to have a baby for a year now and nothing so we decided to go for hsg I will post the out come wish me luck lady’s
I did mine today n my tubes or blocked what or the the next step to conceive
I am 45 years. I did hsg last year February 2020. I had bilateral blockage. No hope lost. I am trying tubal flushing. I am believing my Creator to conceive naturally soon before I hit menopause.
I’m 29 years old I’m a mom of 2 ,boys 6&4 years ,,since 3yrs been trying to conceive ,nothing is working have taken clomid etc all nothing
My Inlaw are on my neck
I need a baby girl
After meeting my husband during ovulation
I will start craving for food,,been throwing up,,
I felt I’m pregnant ,,but sadly 5 days later
I will be having pain In my left abdomen
Next thing period will start
Please please help me..
I have PCOS for about 17 years. Never been pregnant, not even a scare. Took clomid and metformin for about 6 months and nothing. Went and had an HSG done on August 18 conceived on the 26th. Am currently 5 weeks
Even am suffering from pcod…. Now I done HSG test… Can I have chances to f getting pregnant
Hi! Congrats!! I also have PCOS and have been trying for 9+ years with a couple miscarriages. I am getting ready to go in for HSG once I complete the medication that creates a bleed. I was just wondering if you had normal periods or if the flushing started your period for you to help you conceive? Thanks
This is awesome news… Congratulations!!!
am 28yrs. have never been pregnant bfr or missed my period and have been having sex since i was 20yrs. invariably i can say hv been ttc for 8yrs now. At a time my estrogen ws low then i took bromocriptine and it increased but follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone are now low. but am interested in having an hsg done before starting any fertility drugs…i pray hsg wil say my tubes are open
my fellpian tubes cut after last year but i want pregnancy please tell me
I had my Hsg test done last Saturday I’m only 25yrs old my husband and I have been trying for at least 5yrs. Doc told me I have pcos I desperately want something to work the hsg test, Clomid medications something I just want a baby of my own. Praise the Lord that we all conceive.
Dr prescribe Clomid???
Hey,I did my hsg on Saturday & was told that my fallopian tubes re both blocked. The doc advised I go for tubal flushing 🙆does it hurt ? I want to b prepared
I just did my hsg test today! And it only lasted about 5 minutes, the pain for me was like more intense period cramps, on a scale 1-10 it was 7 1/2 but once the balloon is deflated the pain and discomfort is gone almost instantly! Both tubes was blocked for me but during the test my right tube showed some light flow of the dye! So it somewhat flushed out my tube, that was some good and hopeful news…The radiologist also told me that there are a lot of women that get pregnant after the Hsg and now cause the tubes are slick in the inside due to the dye and sperm can flow through more easily, So my next steps will probably be getting a laparoscopic done Which is to surgically remove the remaining blockage! I feel very hopeful and pray I will soon become pregnant
S/N maybe tmi but since the hsg test I have been spotting and passed what looked like some old black like scar tissue wtbs I really do feel like the hsg flushed out my tube and now I have flow in it!!!
Am Sandra, 29old,5 years in marriage but not I child, today am hope full after flashing fallopian tube, I believe now I will geet child. Thank u
Conceived next cycle after HSG..now she is 2 years old.thank god
IF IT IS A PROXIMAL BLOCK TFTC WOULD PROBABLY FIX IT
My name is ursula. I have been trying to conceive since 2yrs now. I have a 4yrs old daughter. I have pcos since then i have been placed on clomid but pregnancy is not coming. Now i went for tubual flushing (HSG) test yesterday. I pray to get a positive result in my next in next circle. Reading all the successes story here am hopful and i pray to share mine soon. Keep hope alive
All of this information was very helpful, I truly wish you all the best of luck! We have been trying to conceive actually a little over a month, but we did the pre check up and the GYNECOLOGIST stated that my egg count was low and not to mention I am 45 yrs old, very Healthy and she seems to think that my left tube is blocked. With that being said,we have to schedule the HSG, I truly hope this helps us out.
Well after 7years of disappointment my husband and I decided we were going to do IVF. Before doing so I spoke with my OB/GYN about my concerns we did blood work, an abdominal ultrasound and a laparoscopic surgery where i found out my tubes were both blocked. This news devastated me he suggested i have an hsg done, well I’m 3 days post hsg and we’ve been active everyday. As i am nearing my ovulation day we are hopeful this will be our big chance. I’ve read so much about the hsg and pregnancy after so fingers crossed.
Have you raceived baby darling
Hi, I had a bilateral tubal clipping 5 yrs back which happened by mistake due to my illluck. After that I had 3 IVF failures (all my embryos were A grade and reached till blastocyst stage). I am suffering from recurrent implantation failure. I also have a tilted uterus and perhaps a mild form of endometriosis. I have been told that the lipidol procedure (flushing of fallopian tubes by oil) really helps to unblock tubes and helps in implantation as it treats endometriosis also. My contention is – Will it work in my case when my tubes are clipped? ….
i am 23 years old
recently i had an ectopic pregnancy due to that my tube got ruptured doctors remove my tube by laprotomy
one of my tube is removed n dr is saying other one is seems blocked i am very tensed about it i really want to have my own child by natural way..
would be hsg useful for me n if u have any advise about it so plx give me guys
I’m afraid we can’t make recommendations or give clinical advice, so you would need to go to your doctor or other health professional.
I hope things work out well for you.
Sarah Chapman [Editor]
Hey..what remedy did you finally use? Did it work for you? Am in the same dilemma😭
My doctor told me to go for ivf, i did and during six mounth the baby came out thus miscarrage. I wanted to go for another one but i was told fibriod has grown in my womb . What should i do?
I’m afraid this is something you’d need to return to your health professional to discuss.
Sarah Chapman [Editor]
Hey girly i had the same thing too and i only have one yes yes do it it will change ur life mines open and i hope ur is too
I have a history of an ectopic pregnancy with tube removed 12 years ago. Nearly 2 years of not falling pregnant and after a hycosy (tubal flushing) in Feb to determine if my remaining tube was blocked which I was told it wasn’t… I fell pregnant the next month. I can o my think the hycosy must have had something to do with it.
This makes me hopeful. I too had recurrent ectopic pregnancies and lost a tube 10 years ago and now actively trying to conceive. I had my HCG today and she said she isn’t certified to give results but she showed me my remaining tube is open! I’m praying So hard I get my rainbow baby very soon. I’m a momma without any children and it’s killing me.
My Gynecologist recommended me to go for an HSG test and i did it but the result were not that Good. Tubal blockage and Partially blocked. Am much confused, Disappointed .I hate myself caused I and My husband badly need a child.
God have mercy on us.
I’m going through the same thing. I tied my tubes 13 years ago seven years ago I had them untied ever since then I had three topic pregnancies still have my tubes left one is blocked right when is partially open I only know that because I got a HSG test I don’t want to do IVF it’s very expensive I think that’s my only option I wish by the age as GEE died it would’ve pushed that I threw in open my tube more than it did it’s open very little and most doctors say that they don’t take the scar tissue or open up your tools by surgery and they only recommend IVF
I meant to say tubes
Hi I m 28years,and I had my hsg done last cycle and got bad news that I m suffering from hydrosalpinx,which makes pregnancy difficult and the cause of it is endometriosis.
Before I went to hsg i read lot about pregnancy after hsg.
So I m waiting.
Any update I definitely share it.
I got pregnant I was 4 to 6 weeks baby was stuck in my tub It was called entopic pregnancy they had to remove my right tub and baby they told me the left tub is blocked and I cannot afford IVF I’m devastated and lost for words in
Hey..me its now 7months in mariage buh without à kid, i went for an hsg and my tubes ur both fine .dont know wat nxt
Hey were you able to conceive after the HSG test?
I’m having my tube done on Friday to be flushed threw I haven’t been able to get pregnant for about 11 years i had a operation and said my tube was blocked and that they couldn’t do anything cause I would hemrage then I saw a different gygoligist and he thinks by having this done it will or could flush me threw and to stop the pains and the periods cause I’m so heavy sometimes and other times nothing and my periods can be inregula so I hope it does work I realy do I realy want a baby
I’m Mrs Abdullah trying to get pregnant , they said my tubes is block & unvisualise. Can clomid help me to increase d chance?
Thank you for your question, but this is something your clinician will need to advise on.
Same here with me, pls what’s the solution?
I just did mine 3 days ago I pray I get pregnant, is really painful
is there change of ectopic pregnancy in test tube baby?
I am 33yrs old my son is 12yrs old an am trying to get pregnant again,I did my HSG test 3wks ago that show that my tubes are not blocked, the doctor say see you in 3 months pregnant an I can’t wait for it to happen.
Hi I’m 36 years old and me and my husband been trying for a year and nothing has happen for us. So I went to get my HSG test done it was kind of painful, but I was a trooper lol.. but the news they gave me was very depressing both of my tubes are blocked and I wasn’t happy to hear that. Now they want me to do IVF which is very expensive and my insurance will not cover it at all.. so I’m going to fine another doctor to make sure. I’m just praying b4 the year is out that me and my husband can have our family. I wish all y’all the best of luck.
I’m in the same predicament. 40, tubes blocked. I had an HSG today. I left in tears. I got pregnant three years ago but miscarried. Insurance doesn’t cover IVF.
I have been told that I have blocked tubes, and and also PCOS, whatta combination. So my question is how much is this to have done. True my husband and I have kids from another marriage but we deserve our own family. So do I go to a specialist or can a regular ob/gny do rhis.?
I need answers
My husband and I been married for 3yrs I never been on birth control and have regular cycles. We decided to go to a fertility specialist. I got my baseline assessment and everything looks great this far. I have a scheduled HSG tomorrow and I hope that has good results. I have a friend who got pregnant a couple months after the HSG. Keeping my fingers crossed. Will keep an update
Hello I am 39, i had my first son at 22, and have been trying to get pregnant since. In March of 2016 i had a HSG done which revealed that my tubes were blocked. Fast forwarding 2 years i always can hear my doctor say there is no chance. My last period was June 23, 2018 I have an appointment with the OB September 17, i think i am pregnant but dont know the possibility, and scared to find out. Meanwhile i have all the symptoms except morning sickness. Is there anyone else who have been through this?
Hello everyone I have been trying to get pregnant for 15yr I’m 37yr of age and I go for my hsg in October of 2018 just hope for the best.
I wish u the best I went for mine September 20, 2018 and they said both of my tubes are blocked.. I was so depressed now I’m trying to fine another way around it
Hi I got one tube with ectopic can I get child
I fell pregnant exactly 2months of my hsg that was October 2013 and i delivered my lil damsel in 2014,since then i have been trying for another baby and is not just happening,doctor suggest i do hsg to help flush my tubes and i thank God my tubes ‘re clear. Hope it will work for me again as before.
Am 35 years old so they gave me a letter for my tube so I don’t know if it will work for me am going to Charlotte maxeke pls anyone who can help they said my tube a blocked and kids at all
Did u conceived ? After hsg
Did u conceived after HSG?
Hi, I have be trying to get conceive for 7years now all to no avail am 27 years of age my doctor recommend hsg test for me of which I did yesterday. And it was really painful I just hope I will get pregnant soon just as I have heard from so many women in this blog that after their hsg they really got pregnant. I just pray mine to be the same as theirs.
Hi am 26 me and my partner have been trying for 6yrs now 2yr after I had my son I noticed my period was not as regular I was going 3 to 4 sometime 6 month with out a period iv have all the test done I thourt it might of been PCOS so I asked my doctor went for the test and it come back normal had my tubes flushed in November 2019 and all come back normal I had a period in December and then nothing till march now iv been on for 2weeks and iv never had a period last that long could it be from when I had my tubes flushed
It took me 10 years to get pregnant after having a larscopy two months later I was pregnant
the posts are such an encouragement to me.I was diagnosed with blocked tubes in 2014,ever since,av tried things like herbal treatment,massage ,exercise but have not yet succeeded,am thinking of repeating hsg and if it fails again i can try surgery though am hoping that its now Gods time for me and for us.all the best my dears.
Give serrapeptase a go.
I’ve been trying for 22years My son will be 23 years old November my Husband desperately wants kids every Month when my cycle comes on I’m very depressed My left tube is block My doctor said I can still get pregnant with 1 tube but it haven’t happened yet i was diagnosed with fibroids My gynecologist told me it was unnecessary for surgery now im here wondering what’s next to do and why im not getting pregnant im now 41years old im really going through it about getting pregnant my husband has no kids and he is not the problem so please can someone give me some hope i been reading a lot need help on getting so more things done only thing been done was me on clomiphene no other tests or anything i been reading on people getting tubal flushing etc etc in need of help please!!!!!!!!!
Are you writing about me? Omg same predicament I’m 40 , with two kids 21& 19 and hubby doesn’t have any and he’s good down there it’s my tubes that are blocked.
Taking serraptease pills ( found on YouTube) this is so draining
Sounds like my story. I just turned 42. Been trying for over 8 years (been married almost 11). Just had hsg test. It shows right unblocked and dye didn’t go through left. Doc said it doesn’t mean left is blocked… could just be muscles tensing up preventing it. She said she just needs one tube to get me pregnant and go forward so she’ll take that and said to schedule a follow up with her ASAP to get a plan together for the following month. This is a new doc. I like her a lot. Under my old doc, I had 8 failed iui’s. He recommended ivf after 2 though but he doesn’t do them. I wasn’t ready st that pt. to move on since I know ivf on my plan has a coverage limit. I kept going with a couple more iui’s (fully covered on my insurance). When I looked into ivf a couple months later they told me I have to get my BMI down… so I did iui’s while trying to do that (joined a gym) and then scheduled a new doc that does ivf in April… had to wait 2 mo. For an appt… and here I am. Fingers crossed!
Hi, I have PCOS and got mine flushed and report said they were clear. I fell pregnant after 3 months and have an 18 old boy now. I was trying for three years prior to this.
I just had my hsg test today i have pcos i been trying since 2007 so i know what u ladies are going through i been married since 2007 we try and try hopefully this hsg works
And my results were great no blockages or anything
Im 25 of age and been trying to get pregnant for the last two years. Im scheduled to go in for my hsg next week on the 26 my fingers is crossed and I’m hoping for the better. I’m just ready to start my own lil family
It will be fine, had mine done today and it’s totally painless.
Mmm painless ? No pain is bigger than having ur own baby ok
Very painful for me as well. Just had one this afternoon.
I had it done on June 6th 2019, it was so painful! Everything I read said slight discomfort and I ended up clenching my fists. It felt like severe period cramps and so much pressure. They also said everyone is different. So remember we’re all different, I also have a high pain tolerance and this was still painful for me.
Had mine done was scheduled for 3 rounds the first was so painful like several period cramps doc told me its because the tubes are blocked the second was the next week and the pain was still thier but not as the first was told the tubes now open waiting for the 3rd which is next week its well
i had a HSG done in September 2017. I have not yet tried to conceive, however will try closer to the end of the month as thats when my ovulation period is. I hope it will work out for me as it is my desire.
I pray so for you and wish sane for me as a 40 years old lady and praying to God to bless me with a child after 18 years.
We have been trying for 4yrs and nothing. So went for my hsg test 6 days ago. So we are trying to concieve again this month. So many positive stories about this hsg test. Fingers crossed !
Same here! Had HSG 6 days ago. My Tubes were not blocked. Had intercourse 2 days later, skipped a day and had intercourse again. Waiting to see if HSG will do the trick. Praying 🙏🏼 I’m 42 and recently remarried. I want to give my hubby a child so badly. He doesn’t have any children. But God blessed my with my gorgeous 10 year old daughter from my first marriage.
Good luck to you and me
Had HSG on the 12th of Dec 2019. Was told my tubes are okay but Doctor said I have fibroid in my womb. Is there any possibility of getting pregnant with this diagnose? Pls help a sister. I am 37,and would be 38 in 3months.
I will be going for hsg but cant exactly know why d doctor recommended it. My main problem established is pcos so i hav been focussing on it as i hav not been ovulating. Just last week my doctor suggested hsg but after reading about it on dis block my mind is now on puzzle
I had hsg last month, now I don’t know what next coz my tubes were not blocked
I had hsg in 2015 abd dr said my tubes are both open 2 months later I got pregnant and it was ectopic and during the operation the dr remove 4small fibroid, 4month later I got pregnant again and it was blighted ovum. I went for D&C in December. The following yearb2016 I had 2 iui my body didn’t respond to the treatment in August I did hystoroscopy diagnosis which the dr discover tissues in my uterus which he tried to remove some and after then I had a normal menstrual flow. In December I went for ivf but it failed. Now I want to try iui and dr want me to go for hsg.
i had a test done at one clinic and they told me my tubes were block. I went to a different clinic to have the operation to unblock them, as the put the dye in to check where the blockage is they said my tubes are not blocked and I did not need the operation. good news.
but I am left wondering if the first test unblocked anything that was there or if they did not do it correct.
I have been trying to het preg. since I lost a baby in Jan 2016 and no joy. so if my tubes were not blocked in the first place why have I not yet preg.
I am very confused
Will be doing mine tomorrow. ..trying to conceive for d past 8 yrs…I just believe it will work for me…also using Clomid and bromergon. ..was diagnosed of pod last year
Try 15 yrs no luck and clock still ticking…and I’m 32 still have hope had two surgerys got stage 2endometeiosis mentally messed up by it all no reason behind it all birth defect
I had my tubes flushed last Nov before that we had 4 Failed IUI and I’m only 27 years old . It’s been 4 months since I had my tubes flushed and do far no lucky in getting pregnant and my pain and period have become worse they said if you don’t get pregnant within 5 months of having your tubes flush were mostly have to do another IUI and if that doesn’t work we are on the ivf lost for 2018 I’m starting to doubt we will ever get pregnant been trying for 3 years now
I feel for you. I haven’t been to have my hsg test done yet. It’s scheduled for next month.! But I’ve read so many blogs and stories from other women who are in the same predicument as us. DONT GIVE UP, AND DONT STOP BELIEVING. My husband and I have been trying for 4 years with no luck. I’m praying this hsg test works out in our favor. I hear it’s the tubal flushing that does the trick. Fingers crossed. #Baby dust to us all. #GodIsTheAnswer
Putting dye into your tubes won’t help you to get pregnant. The dye just makes it easier for the doc to see (on x-ray) if your tubes are open enough . Sometimes women can’t get pregnant because their tubes are blocked for one reason or another. I assume that you’ve seen the doctor since then to get the results of that dye test . But you’ve got no more chance of falling pregnant now, than you did before. If your doc is talking about putting you on Clomid, that means he thinks you are not ovulating – the Clomid will help you to ovulate. Sorry but the plan of “getting pregnant before being put on Clomid” probably won’t happen, because you are experiencing infertility, and the Clmid is going to help with that.
I just had an HSG test done on June 6th 2019.
Yes, the dye is to see blockages and any other obstruction in the tubes and uterus, but they aren’t saying the dye helps you get pregnant they’re saying the flushing of tubes sometimes flushed out the blockage and helps increase chance of pregnancy.
I’m a mother of two, I had my Hsg test done last year February and also done the tube flush march 2022 , still hoping for miracle
Posted I have gone through the HSG test recently. What else I could take measures except intercourse to become pregnant. Please suggest
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Am a mother of one but my son is 3yrs now. I have been trying to conceive again for over a year now but all was not working out. I have tried so many drugs like Clomid, conceptio and others but none didn’t work. Now my midwife suggested I do flushing of tube and she said after that I will conceive. Please how sure am I that after this exercise I ‘ll conceive.