I have my HSG (hysterosalpingogram / fallopian tube check) scheduled for Wednesday 2 July. I've read the information sheet says: "Because of the X-ray nature of this examination, it may be advisable to avoid pregnancy until after your next period has begun".
“May be advisable”, what does that mean?
My last period was over 80 days ago, so if the next cycle is as long do I have to wait all that time?
I haven’t ovulated since 18 March so already feel like I’m making up for lost time even if the next couple of cycles are regular, if I wait the next time I can have sex with any kind of reproductive intentions will be August at the earliest. Which means I'd have had 5 months without any chance of getting pregnant.
But if I go ahead and a miracle happens and there are abnormalities will I wish that I had waited?
If they were clear “Use contraception until after your next period” then I wouldn’t question the advice. But “may be advisable” it just sounds like a catch-all caveat.
Don’t worry I don’t need you to answer I’ll put these questions to the doctor on the day and will report back.
By the way, when I rang to make my appointment, the nurse also told me that I ‘wasn’t allowed ANY physical contact with my partner between now and the HSG’. Wow. Any?! You’d think health care professionals who work in the reproductive medicine unit would be matter-a-fact enough just to say no sex. Unless the girls in the playground were right and you really can get pregnant holding hands with a boy!