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Does a HSG open the tubes

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Lindheim
36 years experience Fertility Medicine
Possibly: The hsg is accurate 90-95% of the time when compared to laparoscopy. It is more likely to five inaccurate readings with risk factors including: 1. P ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unusual: Need full history and exams. Hysterosalpingogram is the test. Spasm may happen but so can obstruction, scarring endometriosis etc. Ask gyn some mor ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
The dye: does open up the tube in many cases,so the blog is wrong.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laparoscopy Maybe: The only way to see if your tubes are open is to do some sort of dye test. You can either do a dye test with HSG or with a laparoscopy (LSC). With HSG ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See specialist: Your questions need addressed by reproductive endocrinologist. In some cases IUI is helpful. Has your partner had semenanalysis? Have you been chec ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Normal couples: May take up to one year or more to conceive, so you may not have problems at all. Other possible problems would generally be ovulatory, male (sperm, ) ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Good idea: You can talk this over with your fertility doc who may have other suggestions; i recommend to my patients if no pregnancy in 6 months after tubal surg ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Open not shut case: If the Fallopian tube was patent(open) at Laparoscopy then the HSG concern is a "shut" case. Actual indigo carmine dye extruding from the tube itself ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
IUI: Yes. However, it would be wise to have an honest discussion with your fertility specialist to discuss success rates, etc.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Not why done!: Neither test is primarily done to, "clear out the tubes". The hsg is done to evaluate the tubes for patency, strictures, scarring, dilatation, etc. Tu ... Read More
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