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is anesthesia required for hsg test

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Some doctors use a local anesthesia, some do not.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
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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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Typically, general anesthesia is needed with laparoscopic procedures since the surgeon needs to put a co2 (a gas) in the abdomen and breathing on your ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
HSG: Stands for hysterosalpinogram and is sometimes performed following placement of essure in order to show that the fallopian tubes are blocked. The exa ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Surgery Risks: Yes. The older one gets the more likelihood there can be deadly consequences with anesthesia. The goal is to get an all clear before surgery or to at ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
General anesthesia: In most cases, it is general anesthesia (complete unconsciousness), during which the breathing is supported by means of an airway, usually breathing t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
May be mild: Hycosy , is hysterogram with sonogram non iodine contrast will given will give same tesults as regular hysterogram with out radiation and no iod ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on your overall health and your other medical problems. You may need to have imaging studies and will probably need to have blood work don ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
To keep you safe: Ectopic pregnancies are somtimes hard to locate. They also are life-threatening if not caught in time. Your doc has probably determined that it is sa ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience Pain Management
No "minor" GA: There is such thing as "minor surgery", but there is no such thing as "minor general anesthesia".
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends why: Often a d & c may be done under sedation with Propofol and other meds such as versed or fentanyl. The gyn doctor may use local anesthesia around the c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends.: If the child is otherwise completely healthy, then probably no tests are necessary. If there are any co-existing illnesses or genetic factors present ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No specifics?: You provide no specifics? The name of the instrument? If you have any damage it surgery failure? Perhaps your question is best answered by an ethical ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Not necessary as a general rule, but maybe there are specifics with your case that make it necessary.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: A testicular ultrasound is usually the first test (along with physical exam of course) in diagnosis of testicular cancer.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
That : That is true. Some pregnant patients have "polyhydramnios", where there is too much fluid around the baby, which can occur for several reasons. In t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Good diagnostic test: The hysterosalpingogram/ hsg test is the best non-surgical way to check that the fallopian tubes are open, and are normal width & not swollen. It's a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: IV during invasive procedures is necessary for administration of sedation if needed, or in case of blood pressure changes, administration of fluids or ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Thoracotomy: General anesthesia is needed. The anesthesiologist may place an epidural for use in post-op pain control.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: If it was subtotal colectomy with anasthomosis to rectum and protective iliostomy then most likley it's to check the anasthomosis prior to iliostomy ... Read More
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