Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Story of Getting Pregnant - Part III

Wow..still a long way to go..its already part three..

The seminal analysis was successfully done and the result was okay. Its all normal in simple terms, hehehe..

Then for the next step, the doctor at the panel clinic suggested us to see the specialist for further check up. And so we then decided to meet Dr Siti Esah in SMC ( now KPJ Selangor). Why her, and not the infamous HE doctor? At that time well, we felt that try as we may to go to ladies doctor if possible..

During the check-up we brought along the results of both tests ( the blood sample and seminal) for the doctor's reference. This is important in order for us not to undergo such test again in the short period of time..its time consuming you know..hehehe..the costs are not that much but still you have to fork out something, right?

So, the specialist did the ultrasound, ok jugak. I was prescribed with two cycles of Clomid and she suggested for another test called the HSG (Histerosalpingogram).

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes and the area around them.
During a hysterosalpingogram, a dye (contrast material) is put through a thin tube that is put through the vagina and into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are hooked together, the dye will flow into the fallopian tubes. Pictures are taken using a steady beam of X-ray (fluoroscopy) as the dye passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes. The pictures can show problems such as an injury or abnormal structure of the uterus or fallopian tubes, or a blockage that would prevent an egg moving through a fallopian tube to the uterus. A blockage also could prevent sperm from moving into a fallopian tube and joining (fertilizing) an egg. A hysterosalpingogram also may find problems on the inside of the uterus that prevent a fertilized egg from attaching (implanting) to the uterine wall.
This test is done to find whether I had a blocked fallopian tube or to find problems in my uterus.

So we set an appointment for the test to be done. If I'm not mistaken the cost for the HSG at that time was RM 200.

So, any tips for having the test? Umm..have an open mind and try to relax yourself.

For me it was quite a traumatic experience. Not physically but emotionally.

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