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Dr. David Dang
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Hysterosalpingogram (Definition)

It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly ...Read more


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Hysterosalpingogram soon. What can I expect?

Hysterosalpingogram soon. What can I expect?

Possible discomfort.: The hysterosalping is a test to evaluate the status of your fallopian tubes for patency, as well as evaluates the contour and shape of your uterine cavity. A speculum is placed in to the vagina and then a small metal instrument is passed through the cervical opening. This can cause some mild to moderate cramping. A small amount of dye is placed in to the uterus which can also cause discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hysterosalpingogram?

What is the definition or description of: hysterosalpingogram?

Hysterosalpingogram: It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly it usually isn't painful. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is hysterosalpingogram?

How uncomfortable is hysterosalpingogram?

Shouldn't be bad: An hsg typically has the same set up as a pap smear. A small catheter is inserted into the cervix held in place with a little balloon that gets inflated to hold it in place. This may cause cramping, it shouldn't be severe. Once the contrast is injected, it shouldn't hurt if it's a low volume low pressure hsg for essure test. If it's for infertility, it may cause slight pain. Take nsaids prior. ...Read more

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Why is hysterosalpingogram scheduled after day 78910?

Why is hysterosalpingogram scheduled after day 78910?

Possibly pregnant: Most hysterosalpingograms (hsg) are done for infertility. The patient should be instructed to schedule the hsg before the 10th day of the menstrual cycle . To avoid the bleeding which may cause difficulty in performing and interpretation, the hsg is optimally done on day 5 through 10. The hsg could disrupt a fetus if an early pregnancy develops during the later more fertile dates of the cycle. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a referral to get a hysterosalpingogram?

Do I have to have a referral to get a hysterosalpingogram?

Yes: A physician would have to include an indication for the procedure so that your insurance company will pay the bill. A referral would be needed in most instances. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a hysterosalpingogram a type of surgery?

No,: it is basically a speculum pelvic exam, with insertion of a small catheter through the cervix, and injection of contrast through the catheter into the endometrial cavity. ...Read more

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I had a hysterosalpingogram. Could this have shown my endometriosis?

I had a hysterosalpingogram. Could this have shown my endometriosis?

No: The hysterosalpingogram mainly shows if the tubes are open or closed, if there is any scarring in the endometrial cavity or any other defect in the cavity that may affect implantation. Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis. ...Read more

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What can you expect when getting a sonohysterogram and hysterosalpingogram?

See link below: Sonohysterography uses ultrasound to image your uterus. Hysterosalpingogram uses xray and iodine contrast to look inside. See link below http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=hysterosono http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=hysterosalp ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more