The Resolution to the Hysterosonogram Quandary

September 18, 2009

It’s going to cost $5000. Yes, $5000 to avoid the dreaded hysterosonogram and still participate in the Pregnancy Guarantee Program. $5000 to recalibrate the accountants’ tables. I wonder what percentage chance they’re giving us to conceive? Perhaps 5 per cent less than their going stats? Oh, and if they find anything on ultrasound during transfer, this affects the finances — we will have to go to a single cycle plan.

The thing is, it’s not the HYS that is so dreaded; it’s the results. I’ve already said I won’t have uterine surgery so why bother with the HYS? It also irritates me that my previous fertility specialist did not offer or insist on a HYS each year during IVF treatment. Is this standard practice? Has anyone else done this test every year? The more I learn, the more I feel like my treatment was hit and miss, one step forward and two steps back.

Oddly enough, at this point it’s probably better to not do the HYS and pay the $5K. If nothing is discovered on ultrasound (which is probably what will happen given that I just had a clear U/S) then we still get to be in the program. If I do the HYS and something is found then we are definitely out of the program. I am mentally wringing my hands. What to do? What to do? I’m slow on the uptake regarding various medical procedures. That’s why I’m rethinking the HYS. Depending on the donor’s availability we might even go ahead next month! I wonder if doing the HYS during the ED cycle would interfere with the lining? ….just sent an email to the clinic coordinator on that question: apparently not. But my linings are always on the thin side and I’m nervous about doing anything to upset the chances or the schedule. Still don’t know what to do.


One Response to “The Resolution to the Hysterosonogram Quandary”

  1. Summer Says:

    I recently started following your blog via L&F. I had a successful DE/IVF cycle last year.

    My clinic doesn’t require a hysterosonogram but does require a sonohysterogram (similar thing but with saline) every year. They will also do the SHG the same cycle as a FET although I do not know if they would do it the same cycle as a fresh transfer. When I had my fresh transfer, it was done the cycle before.

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