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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sedation for hysterosonogram
I have had a hyterosonogram in the past. It was so painful I nearly fainted. I had a polyp removed. A recent yearly transvaginal sonogram reveals thickening of the uterus and my doctor wants me to do another hysterosonogram. I have a hip replacement now and it will only be worse than the first time. I won`t do it without IV sedation. The thought of the test is causing me intense anxiety. What do you recommend?
If you aren't able to tolerate the hysterosonogram, you may need sedation, either oral or IV.
Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated