Is HSG procedure painful? Is the HSG like labour? God, I hope so.

The HSG is a fertility test used to check for blockages in fallopian tubes and abnormalities in the uterus.  It has a reputation in urban legend for being immensely painful. Writing a reassuring report was my original intention, to confirm that the horror stories were written by those with a penchant for hyperbole.  But it is with a reluctant heart that I join the ranks of the whiners and wimps.  In my experience the HSG can be described in one word: horrendous.

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