I'm 24 weeks pregnant with a baby girl conceived through IUI after 18 cycles of trying.Â We had semen analysis, bloodwork, a sonohysterogram (SHG),Â and a hysterosalpinogram (HSG).Â A laparoscopy was never even mentioned.Â Have you had any of those tests done yet?Â If not, I would ask your doctor why they are recommending a laparoscopy right off.Â It's an invasive and expensive surgery, and there's a good chance your insurance will not cover it.Â It used to be routine in infertility testing, but there are much less invasive, simpler procedures and tests available.
The dye test you are referring to is called an HSG and it's actually pretty important--my insurance required it before it would cover any other procedures. It checks for blockages in your fallopian tubes. If your tubes are blocked, then IUI is useless. Don't know about the endometrial lining thing though.
at 8:39 PM on Jul. 14, 2009