Thursday, May 19

HSG Procedure in Manipal vs Sure Fertility Bangalore

I want to give some insight into the HSG procedure that i went across in Bangalore , at 2 different locations
You might also like to read about HSG Risks and HSG Side-effects, HSG Alternatives.
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--> HSG Procedure @Manipal

The first HSG procedure i had was at Manipal hospital and the second HSG procedure was at Sure fertility.

The difference in the procedure was that the HSG procedure at Manipal was without anaesthesia , while at sure fertility it was with anaesthesia.

  At Manipal hospital Bangalore , the HSG test was performed by a separate department , which handles all the scans , X-rays , Ultrasounds and the HSG as well. While this might sound particularly cool , but at Manipal they treated it just like an ordinary scan only. There is always a huge rush , so even with an appointment the wait tends to be like 1 hour or so , because they need to prepare the dye , which they will then insert into the fallopian tubes , through the vaginal opening. The HSG procedure at Manipal was very very painful . I could not walk , they pressed so hard against me , because they wanted the coloured dye to reach as far as possible to reach both the tubes . The purpose is to take a subsequent X-ray . If the due flows through both the tubes, it will show the color in X-ray . If there is a blockage , the dye will stop , and the point can be detected in the X-Ray. My Doctor had warned me beforehand that any the HSG procedure without anaesthesia will be painful.
I had bleeding till next 7-8 days . Well bleeding is very common , but it is the pain that made it really uncomfortable.

--> HSG Procedure @ Sure Fertility

After my first HSG scan at Manipal, i decided i will take the next HSG test under anaesthesia only. Sure fertility was suggested by my doc only , since Sure fertility do HSG test after administering anaesthesia. It's a small hospital , specialize in infertility treatment . I had to wait an hour until they prepared the room for doing scan and anaesthesia. They called a doctor who administered anaesthesia and another gynaecologist to perform the test. After they put the anaesthesia the lower part of the body did not feel anything. I was completely awake , but during the course of HSG test , I could not feel any thing.

I was happy that the HSG procedure went so well , that i had to ask the doc , if it's really over. The surprise was yet to come. As soon as the anaesthesia effect faded, i had terrible pain , not as much as the first experience in Manipal. But it was there. As usual i bled for next 1 week . Reports were normal this time.

The doctor told me some ladies does get pregnant after doing HSG test , as it cleans the tube and remove some residual stuff , and makes it easier for the egg to travel. Though rare , but some cases have been noticed , where patients have reported pregnancy in next few cycles.

I was very curious to find out the result of my next pregnancy test . It came out negative. But But the very next one came positive and I am very happy having progressed in my pregnancy . I hope to deliver a good baby and wishes all of you would be mom's and dad's all the best. DO share the good news here, and drop any questions. Good Luck !! Bye....   @Laxmi.

--> HSG Procedure Video

Since there was a comment at the end , regarding the kind of anesthesia they administer , I would like to clarify that it was local anesthesia. I was awake during procedure with absolutely no feeling in the lower part.


  1. The cost of HSG procedure in Manipal is not very high as there is no anesthesia . It just include cost of dye ( not much ) and the scan . Together the HSG scan in Manipal costs 1500 Rs.

    The HSG procedure in Sure fertility is costly as it involves a whole procedure with anesthesia , 2 doctors , 1 separate for anesthesia . Totally the HSG cost in Sure fertility Bangalore costs Rs 4000 + Rs 1000 ( replacement medicines )

  2. Do you know the HSG procedure in Gunasheela Bangalore?
    The cost of HSG procedure in Gunasheela.

  3. Yes , in Gunaheela bangalore , they do HSG with general anaesthesia only. So you won't feel pain until the anaesthesia lasts.
    Do make sure that they have some private place for you to rest and lie down ,after finishing the HSG, as you need immediate rest after the HSG until the anaesthesia effect completely goes off from your body, and you are able to overcome the pain.
    You need at least one hour rest , before you can even walk , as the dye will keep flowing out after the HSG procedure is over.

  4. AnonymousMay 21, 2011

    Thanks for the wonderful post :-) and all the best with your pregnancy

  5. AnonymousJune 17, 2011

    Hi, Thanksfor sharing the details. I too have been advised to undergo HSG at Sure Fertility under General Anaesthesia. But you have mentioned that under General Anaesthesia you could not feel anything in the lower part of your body. Isnt General Anaesthesia supposed to put you to deep sleep? Is it just lower body numbness that you feel? Please clarify ... as I am really terrified of going off to full sleep mode :)

  6. did hsg test in manipal recently in the month of august 2011. it was not painful and i would recommend hsg without anaesthesia .

  7. I had heard that Hsg in Manipal is very painful from many. Though I am getting treated at manipal hospital , after I expressed my fear of hsg my doctor recommended a doctor raghav at fortis hospital , bannerghatta. I just did my hsg with him last Friday and to my surprise it wasn't painful at all. He told they used some different technique and that is what makes it painless.I would recommend to all you ladies planning for an hsg to go to this doctor and have a painless test than go through all the pain associated with the test.He doesn't use anaethesia.the cost of the procedure is 4ooo rs . He cleaned up a little of the blockage i had and i didnt even realize.yes, the test could be considered a little embarrassing when you think of it later :-) you will have mild period like cramps for fifteen minutes after the test.they will put pain killers in ur mouth during the end of the procedure and that makes these mild cramps disappear soon.They will make you buy sanitary napkins , painkiller and antibiotics before the procedure. You will need to use the napkin after the test for some very little spotting and antibiotics to be taken for the next few days to prevent any kind of infection! Good luck to you all!

  8. I forgot to mention that you will given a good place to lie down and rest after the procedure till you feel comfortable.there will be 2 nurses with you who are very polite and keep you calm during the may take 15 to 20 minutes for the procedure .

  9. Thx Arch for sharing with us.
    Good to hear ,that they did not use anesthesia and moreover you didn't have any pain as well.
    Good luck to you.

  10. Thx for pointing my typo. Yes it was local Anesthesia only. ( I modified my post ). You feel the numbness only in the lower body and the procedure will be over before u know it.

  11. I had hsg done by dr raghav at fortis.He is very good,very polite and make you so comfortable,moreover he cleans the tube in case of any blockage.
    Cost will be 4000.

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  17. Hello.....i have gone for HSG in Sure fertility and my experience was really awesome.They gave me GA and it was all over painless ,i did not had pain even when i became consious i recommend sure fertility for anyone who is gong for HSG.THE COST IS 4000 BUCKS but its worth it rather than tolerating all the pain when most of you are going to have normal results.i was under doctor indu and she was really good and also the whole staff of sure fertility was wonderful thankfully i had normal reports.ALL THE BEST....:)

  18. how much do they charge for the procedure?

  19. Hi. I visited today at sure fertlity and doctor rita straight away asked me get IUI done due to low egg count. I wanted to know if it is advisable to go for IUI before a HSG test

  20. Today I got my HSG done at Manipal hospitals.
    It costed around 2232 rupees to me.

  21. Hi Sona, how was your experience of HSG at Manipal please share.

  22. how was your experience and do u recommend the same for others?

  23. Which dr is best in Sure fertility??