It’s wednesday, 12 October 2016 10:03 I’m at the hospital for my HSG appointment. I’m a bit nervous because I don’t know how the procedure is going to feel like.
Last week on Monday I was complaining about not having my period, well after the doctor prescribing me some folic acid I later got my period in less than 2 days, so we were really excited that it came because then we would be able to book the HSG appointment. So I finished my period on Monday and booked my appointment on Tuesday.
I went in, changed into the hospital gown and went into the x-ray room and got on that really cold table. The doctor came in, we had a chat about how many kids I’d like to have and my health history regarding my reproductive organs. Then it was lift your legs, in went the speculum then they swab the mouth of the cervix with anaesthetic, then they inserted the tube into the cervical opening that inserts the dye into the uterus.
Dr doctor started inserting the fluid into my uterus I felt a bit of pressure, felt like I was having a period but that was going the wrong direction. We observed as the dye spilled into my uterus, but it didn’t look like the pictures I saw on the internet. He proceeded to tell me that the path leading to my ovaries is open and looks normal, so I shouldn’t be worried everything looks good so far. Then I was asked to lie on my left side then back to facing the ceilinng, he removed the instruments and we were done.
I got off the table and was given a pad coz there was a bit of bleeding. I got dressed and went to the waiting room. Hubby was not allowed to come in because of the radiation in the room. I sat next to him while we waited for the results. Meanwhile I’m cramping like shit and feeling all weird.
We got the results they stated that my uterine tubes filled normal and my pelvis appears normal with normal uterine cavity but… my uterus lies in retroversion… not only that it’s retroverted with retroflexion (pictured above, bottom drawing)
I always suspected this, hubby and I have spoken about it, I also have discussed it with a few of the doctors I have seen and now it’s confirmed.
Now it’s back to the doctor to discuss the next step as the plot thickens.