Skip to main content

TTC Part 8: HSG Test Result

So last week, I did the HSG Test (Hysterosalpingogram) which is fallopian tube patency test. Kenapa buat? Sebab we've been curious about our unexplained infertility for 5 years. After consistently visiting my gynae every month since earlier this year and masih unable to conceive, doctor suggested that I undergo the HSG test to determine the tubal patent. 

Test ni perlu dibuat after period and before you expect your ovulation. In between la kira and make sure you did not BD before the test. So lebih kurang CD10 akak datang untuk buat test. During CD1 lagi dah buat appointment untuk datang pukul berapa and to check whether doctor available atau dia ada operation or what not during that day. 

So masa ni buat kat KPJ Ipoh, datang dengan husband because takut balik nanti tak boleh nak drive sendiri. Terus pegi bahagian Radiology (X Ray) bawa surat from my Gynae. 

Procedure X Ray semua sama you have to take off all your clothes and pakai la the hospital gown, and you need to bring your own pad with you during the X Ray. 

TMI moment

Macam biasa standby position nak bersalin. The doctor inserted her finger first to determine my uterus opening follows by the speculum and  Leech Wilkinson cannula. Besi dik..memang pedih! 

After the Radiologist has standby to do the X Ray, doctor injected some sort of 'dye' atau radiographic contrast into the uterine through vagina and cervix. Masa tu radiologist akan capture the X Ray and directly nampak the flow of the dye at the screen. 

Level sakit: Macam very bad period cramping + ngilu + bloated.

Nangis tak? I did not cry because of the pain, but I did cried bila dengar Radiologist bagitahu the result. Tapi macam biasa doctor akak tu baik gila.. 'You did very well, good job darling, nanti kita jumpa kat atas for discussion'.. haa gitew. lepas cannula tu dikeluarkan, akan ada dye spillage and fresh blood keluar. Haa pakai la pad ye. Tapi akak tak larat nak bangun pun. Sakit sangat. So lepas 5 minit baru bangun and tukar baju. Overall time for the procedure dalam setengah jam saja.  

What was my result? 

Akhirnya kami dapat jawapan yang tak pasti selama 5 tahun ni..I had one opening tube (spillage dye observed) and one blocked tube. Tapi sebab dah tak menahan sangat sakitnya, maka akak tak dengar pon Radiologist cakap which side yang blocked. So nak tak nak kena tunggu report and naik balik office doctor untuk discussion. 

After tunggu report for half an hour, jumpa balik my Gynae and she explained the result to both me and my husband. 
The blocked tube was at the junction of the right side tube. Most probably due to infection from previous abdominal cesarean and caused adhesion/scars at the tube (FYI my 1st born was delivered via LSCS). So ada possibility. What could we do to unblock the tube? Doctor explained ada benefit buat HSG ni. Ada probability the dye pressure boleh unblocked the tube and sometimes over the time, it can unblock naturally. Bila tu tak tahu la. Kalau nak cepat sangat, have to undergo Laparoscopy. Itu cerita lain pulak. 

Now my Gynae wanted to focus on the left tube which is the only opening. Dalam makna lain we only have 50% chances of pregnancy and it is only comes on alternate month. Faham kan? Kilang telur kita keluarkan telur bergilir-gilir setiap bulan. So kenapa asyik tak jadi je during those alternate months? Doctor kata maybe timing we all tak kena and maybe I had anovulatory at the left side.  

My doctor did the tvs (transvaginal scan) untuk tengok which kilang telur yang keluar bulan ni. So it was on the right side, telur memang cantik baqhang tunggu nak menetas lagi 3,4 hari tapi kesian tube blocked, so no chance la dik.. kena tunggu next cycle. 

I will be on prescriptions again; Clomid, Premarin and Duphaston. Apa tu? Ubat untuk matangkan telur dan untuk tebalkan dinding rahim (to make it suitable for implantation). So the next cycle by CD15 kena datang balik untuk tvs for egg monitoring and kalau egg cantik, injection will be given to release the egg. What can we do now? Doctor suruh rehat tenangkan minda pergi bercuti, eh dia macam tau-tau je akak nak pegi bercuti dik.. Penat dah menangis, dengar result, husband akak suruh pegi bercuti. giteww.. 

Overall cost:

HSG X Ray+ Report:  <RM300
TVS: RM200
Doctor Consultation: Free (Haa baik kan doctor hakak)
Prescriptions: RM190

Total: +-RM 690

I did consult some of my doctor friends. Some of them cakap if ada blocked tube memang peluang untuk pregnant sangat susah. Most probably IUI is the best option. But kami redha dulu untuk go for natural TTC and of course IUI and IVF needs a lot of money since insurance doesn't cover most of the fertility treatment. Atau maybe next month we all tukar fikiran untuk go for IUI kan, mana tahu. Kami berusaha, Allah yang lebih mengetahui. Fighting! Wassalam.. 


Popular posts from this blog

Saving the best for the last-Me!

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.. B's nature of work leaves me with no choice but to be independent. His work schedule knows no weekends and public holiday. But a kaki jalan I am by nature and nurture,what if it's only me and Aulia'? bring it on! Nak keluar jugak! I thought  it was impossible at first but naaa, practice makes perfect, I am so used to it already, you'll be surprised of what I can do with only one hand. Haha The skills develop naturally. From folding stroller and do groceries shopping while pushing the cart and her stroller? I have done all that. But there are time I do need hands from strangers, and kudos to Malaysians, they're helpful. And I think this is the perfect bonding time because Aulia' is with her baby sitter during the weekdays. Her new doll with blinking eyes and annoying sound..  So there are times, I'd love to doll up, but now I have a plus one! How? I doll her up as well! luckily she's a daughter, dear God thanks

Carnaval Churrascaria

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.. Last week we had an invitation from our boss for a departmental dinner.This is the third time I join in with the whole Renewable Energy team for official  makan-makan . So we had this dinner session at a weird place named Carnaval Churrascaria, (I still had a problem of pronouncing this restaurant's name) somewhere near to the Atria Mall in Damansara Jaya SS22, Petaling Jaya. Carnaval Churasscaria is one such Brazilian Restaurant, decked out with Brazilian national colour of yellow and green. It is a brazillian style where all the meats are grilled and the waiter come to each table with knives and skewered meat and slice it for us.. For non-MEAT lovers, you may opt for the non-meety buffet..they actually have rice, pasta, potatoes, salads and some seafood. For those who loves garlic bread, you should try their garlic bread which mixed with cheese..Two thumbs up!! yummy!  

Aulia' birthday party

Assalamualaikum wbt I am finally getting around to share few photos from Aulia's birthday party from a couple weeks ago. We had the greatest afternoon at my in-law's place with siblings, cousins and relatives celebrating our little girl turned TWO and Eid:) I think it's really fun to throw parties for our baby. I know she won't remember it, but it's her birthday and in my opinion, it's more about celebrating everyone in the family and we all made it! What a great year! I am so thankful my in-laws help me with last-minutes stuffs. Sunday morning was hectic! SILs had to pick up the cake and the boys spent the morning finishing off some of the decors (tied the banner together, arranging the furnitures, etc.). The tables, catering foods, fruits, candies and chocolate fountain were also delivered that morning. I took a few pics beforehand, but too busy with Aulia' to take any pics during the party. (My BIL manage to took pictures of the party. Pheww!).