Hi, I had my first IUI yesterday and it was painful. The doctor said she could not insert all the way (half-way, she said) because I was crying with pain.
This was after a first attempt, when my cervix was not straight, so I had to drink even more water to get the cervix to straighten out for the insemination tube to enter. Was very uncomfortable as the doc had to visit other patients duing the interim and I was bursting.
When she returned for the second IUI, the cervix was stright (so I assume as she continued) but it was very painful and she said afterwards it was because something was blocking the tube, and that for any future IUIs I would have to be examined under anesthesia to see what it is and remove it if necessary, like a polyp.
Is this common? Was your IUI painful?
I’m on Utrogestan progesterone (“P”) and it’s completly drugged me out, I will ask for a lower dosage after the weekend because this seems wrong, can’t even keep my eyes open.