Wanted to share my HSG experience. Hope it will be useful to someone.
I had the HSg this afternoon. It was a 1-2 minute procedure. The most painful part was getting the speculum in. After that the dye was injected and the X-ray was taken. I felt moderate cramps (less painful than CD1 and CD2 of my periods) that lasted for 2-3 minutes after the procedure ended. My tubes were clear and the radiologist showed/explained the X-ray picture to me.
I did not take any painkillers (contrary to doctor’s recommendation because I think I have a medicine overload with clomid, antibiotic and prenatals).
For a couple of hours, I felt mild discomfort in the abdominal area mainly when I bloated my stomach.
I was glad I had a sanitary pad with me. It was good because the dye leaked out and felt quite sticky. I also had some mild bleeding (very pinkish) for 3-4 hours after the procedure. There was a slight burning sensation in the vaginal area for sometime.
But on the whole, it did not feel too bad.