ABS1R4CT Background. Hysterosalphingography (HSG) despite the accompanying pain still remains relevant in gynaecological practice. For effective analgesia. it is important to identify the most painful step of this procedure. Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and the Categorical Pain Scale (CPS) were used to identify the most painful step of HSG procedure and to find out if age. parity and the degree of infertility affect pain perception in this group of patients. Patients and Methodology: Ninety Four women referred for HSG due to infertility were recruited into this study. Their background pain and perceived pain of each step of the procedure was graded using the NRS and the CPS_ The data collected were statistically analysed. Results: Participant's age ranged from 21 to 34 vears with a mean on3.3±-I.8 years. Cervical traction with introduction of cannula and instillation of contrast was found to be the most painful step of the procedure both haying a median score of6 (range 0-10) based on the NRS and were rated to be moderate to worst possible pain based on the CPS. Almost 65° 0 of the patients perceived the pain to be more than expected and nearly 100° 0 would have preferred one form of analgesia or the other. Conclusion: The most painful step of HSG was found to be the same tor the Nigerian women as in other parts of the world. These women should be offered effective analgesia tor pain during HSG procedure.
ATALABI, O (2021). X- Ray Hysterosalphingography: The Most Painful Part in the Nigerian woman. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/x-ray-hysterosalphingography-the-most-painful-part-in-the-nigerian-woman
ATALABI, OMOLOLA.M "X- Ray Hysterosalphingography: The Most Painful Part in the Nigerian woman" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/x-ray-hysterosalphingography-the-most-painful-part-in-the-nigerian-woman. Accessed 08 Dec. 2023.
ATALABI, OMOLOLA.M . "X- Ray Hysterosalphingography: The Most Painful Part in the Nigerian woman". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Apr. 2021. Web. 08 Dec. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/x-ray-hysterosalphingography-the-most-painful-part-in-the-nigerian-woman >.
ATALABI, OMOLOLA.M . "X- Ray Hysterosalphingography: The Most Painful Part in the Nigerian woman" Afribary (2021). Accessed December 08, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/x-ray-hysterosalphingography-the-most-painful-part-in-the-nigerian-woman