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Is anesthesia required for hsg test

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not usually: Some doctors use a local anesthesia, some do not.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
HSG: Yes, hsg is generally done under a short lasting generl anesthesia. Usually it does not require intubation like in a major surgery. Some are even perf... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Not in my experience: The hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is performed with the patient fully conscious and cooperative. Sometimes the results are discussed with the patient in... Read More

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Dr. Lewis Margolis
Anesthesiology 48 years experience
Hysterosalphingogram: Hysterosalphingograms are generally done in the x-ray departments and are not very uncomfortable. If the fallopian tubes are blocked or the cervix s... Read More
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HSG: Hysterosalpingogram is a x-ray test to evaluate the shape of the uterus and show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. Usually done without general... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
HSG wow: Hsg is appropriate (at some point) for all females undergoing fertility treatment. It tests your tubes; the alternative test is surgery. Of course you... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe in your countr: But not in usa it is never done under total anesthesia, pain pills or pain shots or even IV pain meds could be given first, sometimes when the doc i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
No one wants to be: sued unnecessarily, and precautions must always be followed for any young woman of pregnancy age as a safe measure. Since most preop orders are simple... Read More
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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Preop: An otherwise healthy male in his 30s shouldn't require extra medical work up.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Merritt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
About day 10-12: Do after bleeding stops and before ovulation at day 14 on- after ovulation sometimes the lining of the uterus blocks the tubes where they open int... Read More
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 36 years experience
Almost none: There are rare cases of patients having an allergy to the contrast material (dye) that is used during the procedure. If someone has a known allergy to... Read More
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Dr. Eva Duckett
Radiology 31 years experience
Yes - it's ok: The paraovarioan cyst will not interfere with the hsg. The hsg checks the pathway of your eggs and will ensure that your tubes are open and that the ... Read More
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Many other reasons: The hsg checked your tubes and the inside cavity of your uterus. The most common other issues are: low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), proble... Read More

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