I have two children and trying to conceive the third but to no avail. I have been trying for 3 years and my youngest son is aged 6 years now. My doctor is insisting that I do the hysterossalpingografia and I am very reluctant because I fear the pain involved. Is it necessary to perform this procedure knowing that I already conceived two children?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Several studies have shown that women have a higher rate of a natural pregnancy occurring after having a hysterosalpingogram. It is thought that the dye may help to resolve a partial blockage or to flush out some debris in the fallopian tubes that had been hindering conception. Hence, HSG can actually be followed by a natural pregnancy but itâs only a diagnostic test and not an infertility treatment. Itâs good to go ahead with the test as advised by your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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