Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sonohystogram Excitement

Today I went for another sonohystogram. The RE likes to repeat this test every few months to make sure there are no abnormalities in the uterus. I think this makes the 4th time for me. Everything looks good and Mrs. Uterus is good to go. Here's a description of the procedure:

"A sonohystogram is an ultrasound procedure that is used to better visualize the inside of the uterus and endometrium. Most often it is used to view fibroids and polyps, or any other abnormalities of the uterine cavity that could interfere with pregnancy .

A sonohystogram takes around 30 minutes. During a sonohystogram you are positioned similar to a gynecological exam and cleaned with an iodine solution. A catheter is inserted through the cervix, and a small inflated balloon holds it in place. Saline is injected into the uterus and ultrasound pictures are then obtained. The procedure may cause some cramping in the abdomen, and these may last for a while after the sonohystogram."

Ummmm, let me explain this in layman's terms....
1. Insert dildocam (aka internal ultrasound probe).
2. Clean cervix with extra long Qtip coated with iodine.
3. Insert balloon thingy to open cervix (ouchy).
4. Insert catheter and inject with a syringe of saline.
5. Sit up and feel a huge gush of saline.
6. Feel crampy and leak iodine mixed with saline for the rest of the day.

It's not bad at all, but it's a little uncomfortable for about 30 minutes afterwards while your uterus is ejecting all the saline. I'm just glad that this is it until I start Lupron in 2 weeks. No BCPs for me this go-round.

BTW - Mr. C's cousin could not be seen on So You Think You Can Dance. Oh, well. I still love the show!

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