A 32-year-old female asked:
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Can a HSG test unblock a fallopian tube?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not exactly : An hsg won't unblock a truly blocked fallopian tube. That being said it does clean it out by removing excess mucus. Interestingly, there is a higher rate of pregnancy after women have an hsg test done.
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
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