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Hysterosalpingogram or HSG

Hysterosalpingogram or HSG (days 5-12 of menstrual cycle) is a test that will allow us to look at your uterus and see if your fallopian tubes are open.

About 30 minutes before the test:

  • Take 800 mg of Motrin (Ibuprofen) OR 500 mg of Tylenol

We will do a pregnancy test prior to your procedure. Once you provide the urine sample, completely empty your bladder.

  • We will do a pregnancy test prior to your procedure. Once you provide the urine sample, go ahead an completely empty your bladder.
  • About 30 minutes before the test:
  • Take 800 mg of Motrin (Ibuprofen) OR 500 mg of Tylenol

What to Expect

First, a speculum will be placed in your vagina. A tube will then be placed in the uterus, and a small balloon inflated. This part may cramp a bit. The speculum will then be removed.

We will then place the ultrasound probe in your vagina and inject sterile fluid into the uterus while watching with the ultrasound. We will watch it fill up the uterus and spill out of the tubes. This may cause some discomfort, but it won’t last long.

Risks

There is a risk of infection, so we will use sterile equipment and give you antibiotics afterward. There is a risk of bleeding, but usually not much.

After the Test

You can expect to have some fluid discharge and some bleeding as well. The cramping should be gone within 10 minutes or so. If the fallopian tubes are blocked or abnormal, antibiotics will be prescribed to decrease your chances of infection.

Results

You will get results right away, either during or just after the test.

When to Call the Doctor

Call us right away if you have:

  • Cramping lasting longer than 1 hour
  • Bleeding that fills more than 1 pad per hour
  • Fever of 100°F or higher or chills