Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Big day tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I have to go into the Drs office for a couple procedures.

First a Saline Sonogram:
A saline infusion sonogram (saline sonography) is routinely performed to make sure that the endometrial cavity (inside of the uterus) appears normal. Benign uterine growths, such as endometrial polyps or uterine fibroids, may develop in the cavity and create an environment that is hostile for implantation. Scar tissue may also be identified with the saline infusion sonogram. This procedure may be done as part of an evaluation for recurrent pregnancy loss or done prior to an IVF cycle. It may also be done to evaluate causes of irregular or very heavy menstrual cycles and some types of chronic pelvic pain. The saline infusion sonogram is scheduled early in a menstrual cycle, just after your period stops but before ovulation – usually between days 5-12 of the cycle.

Second a Trial Transfer:
In addition to evaluating the uterus for abnormalities we also like to evaluate the shape and length of your cervix and uterus by performing a trial embryo transfer under ultrasound guidance with the same catheters and techniques we use for the embryo transfer. During the trial transfer we will take measurements and make notes that we can refer to during your embryo transfer. If problems are encountered during the trial transfer we can make the necessary changes to ensure the best embryo transfer possible.

Third a pap.... somehow being that there have been so many thing (catheters, ultrasound probes, people, etc) in my crotch I didnt even notice that I had not had a pap since about a year and a half ago. Oops.

Fourth: Justin is going to have injection teaching so that he is able to give me my trigger injection and my PIO injections every day after my tranfer. I am dreading PIO because I have never heard anything other than horror stories about it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, let us know if the saline thing hurts. I'll have to get one of those when we get matched, and I am SUCH a pansy.