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01/05/2015 at 14:03
I've been scheduled in for a HyCoSy as part of our fertility investigations. When I rang to book and when I look over the paperwork, they are adamant you absolutely must not DTD during the cycle as to do so could result in an ectopic pregnancy. What are people's thoughts? I'm pretty sure I've read stories from people whereby they conceived on the same cycle as HycoSy??
Oh and any advice on how to survive the pain, anything else that's a good idea to do too would be much welcomed!
Docs they gave me are here:
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01/05/2015 at 14:05
I should add, if I do wait, will that reduce the chance it makes me more fertile?? TBH, I'm going to wait anyway - it''s a no-brainer to me....
01/05/2015 at 15:05
I just thought you shouldn't have unprotected sex before the procedure not after, I'm sure some ladies on here went on to get a bfp the same cycle. We still tried that cycle sadly nothing happend though!
No advice on how to cope with the pain, I took a couple of painkillers before I went in but still found it painful but going by other people's experiences I just had a bit of a rough time with it.
Lots of vibes for you xx
01/05/2015 at 15:06
Sorry should add, I think it is meant to make you more fertile for a few months not just that first one. Again didn't with me but sure it has with other ladies.
01/05/2015 at 15:14
Thanks Lulu - that's very helpful & makes sense!
btw - did you notice the bit on the pdf above where it talks about the HyCoSy potentially showing up things incorrectly? It made me think of you - didn't you say they thought they noticed something but weren't sure?
01/05/2015 at 15:30
I didn't read it all, that is interesting! With me they couldn't see one tube fully, they could see the dye going halfway up and then spilling out the top but not the middle grrrr so annoying! It seems this must be quite common as I found a few stories on google and now looking at your letter that has confirmed it lol!
03/05/2015 at 09:46
Hi Tayto, I had an HSG rather than an HyCoSy, but I believe they are pretty much the same thing. We weren't told not to DTD that cycle at all, and I would say do if you can because I believe it's supposed to make you more fertile. We conceived that cycle so I'm convinced it worked! I think there have been a few HyCoSy/HSG success stories on here. Good luck with it, I forgot to take painkillers before hand and it was fine, no worse than a smear xx
04/05/2015 at 09:18
Thanks for the info Dolly!
Do you mind me asking - what was your H's SA count at last check prior to the HSG? I think we're in a similar situation as you were in and I am pinning my hope on the HyCoSy to help us! H will be having his SA prior to my HyCoSy and he's been taking his vits and doing lots of other things to help so I really hope this works for us!
04/05/2015 at 21:04
We never got above about 8 million so still counting as low, but I guess it only takes one, the procedure must have made it easier for the little guys!! I have everything crossed for you xx
05/05/2015 at 11:41
Tayto just to add, I saw on one of your posts on the weekly thread that you are having it done late in the cycle, this will be why they have said not to try this cycle then. I was told I should have it after af had gone but before ov which is why I could try after the procedure.
05/05/2015 at 12:15
Ah what Lulu says makes sense, they wouldn't be able to do it if there is a chance you could already be pregnant. I had mine around CD 9 or 10 so after AF and before Ov.
05/05/2015 at 13:01
Thanks Ladies - really appreciate your help!
I'm gonna keep the app as it's at the very end of the cycle (CD23) so fingers crossed for the following one!
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