I was and I am all always scared of HSG hysterosalpingogram test. So finally after six or seven months of natural try, taking tabs , some scans, blood work SA for BH nothing worked, so before going clomid and TI (timed intercourse). My doc suggested HSG test to be done either from day 6 to day 9, I told I am darn scared but I had to do it.
My doc suggested to consult the best radiologist in Bangalore, but that radiologist was not giving anesthesia , so searched all the hospitals in Bangalore finally zeroed on two hospitals, read reviews and finalized one hospital which is one of good hospital in Bangalore.
The hospital was Gunasheela Hospital, Jayanagar. Since I am not the regular patient there, there was loads of confusion. I was first giving a mock register number, then they told me to get some unwanted blood work, even though I had almost blood work done but they wanted me to get it. So I gave the blood for test , then they told me to come next day to meet the anesthetist for checking whether I can take anesthesia or not.Next day went to the meet the doc he cleared me for taking anesthesia.All my reports are fine so I was asked to come on day 7 (or I told that I would want it to be done on day 7)and they gave me some tabs to take on the test day early morning , take only coffee and biscuits and not to eat anything until the procedure,and the test will be done by 12 noon.
I went to the hospital on day seven by 10 am, paid the amount then they gave me a hospital gown to wear.Then they took me to something like operation theater , there the anesthetist spoke very nicely , as he was speaking they had give IV by then and later the doc injected something and I lost conscious then after 10 mins or soo they woke me up and told that the test was done, even after the test it was paining, it was like bad period cramps and was bleeding a bit, and I was not fully conscious.
After maybe two or three hours I felt better, they told me take water, then they told me take juice after half an hour , then again after half an hour some light food like idly. Then when I felt better they checked me told that all is good and I can go home. It was a long tiring day and HSG was over finally.
Ok my HSG results, right tube blocked and left tube fine, so one tube is blocked.
Cost – 3000 rs for blood work, 500 rs for meeting anesthetist and 6000 rs for HSG test.I felt it was too much, if you are their regular patient it costs less I guess.
PS: Gunasheela Hospital its very crowded , they dint give any written test report only x-ray report , my gynecologist had to interpret by herself and she gave the report to the in-house radiologist and he gave interpretation by seeing by x-ray. So for all the amount I paid, I was not satisfied. Only thing was they were doing the test by under anesthesia.
After HSG I did three clomid cycles I have written here, now my doc is suggested get laparoscopy before further treatment. I will be meeting a new RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist ) suggested by my doc/Gynecologist then we will decide what and when. It’s a long long journey.