What is hysterosalpingogram?
Hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray procedure in which a special contrast (a dye like solution) is injected through the cervix into the uterine cavity to illustrate the inner shape of the uterus and degree of openness (patency) of the fallopian tubes.
Where do I have this performed?
This will be performed in the radiology department.
When do I need to have this test performed?
It is best for you to call to schedule your appointment the first day you start your next period. We will want you to have an HSG on Day 7-12 of your cycle (Day 1 is the first day of your period).
What will I experience during the procedure?
The procedure should cause minimal discomfort; however, we do recommend you take 2-3 ibuprofen one hour prior to this test and you may also wish to have a back-up ride available in case you don’t feel up to driving afterward. There may be slight discomfort when the catheter is placed and the contrast material is injected, but it should not last long. There may also be generalized lower abdominal pain, but this should also be minimal and not long lasting.
Who interprets the results and how do I get them?
A radiologist, a physician experienced in x-ray and other imaging examinations, will analyze the images and provide a report to us. We will contact you with the results.