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:
We will do a pregnancy test prior to your procedure. Once you provide the urine sample, completely empty your bladder.
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.
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.
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.
You will get results right away, either during or just after the test.
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