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Hsg Category 2a
Minor and safe: Significant risks are very uncommon: infection, allergic reactions, and uterine perforation estimated at much less than 1% and I personally have never seen in 20 years. Small bleeding afterwards and cramping are fairly common, taking Ibuprofen an hour before the procedure is effective for most women. X-ray exposure is negligible and safe within established limits. ...Read more
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
With x-ray: Lying on an x-ray table, a speculum is inserted into the vagina. Cervix is cleansed with antiseptic. An x-ray apparatus is placed over the pelvis. A syringe with contrast material ("dye" seen under x-ray) is attached to a thin catheter which is inserted into the cervix. Under fluoroscopy, the contrast is pushed into the uterus and fallopian tubes and x-ray pictures are taken. ...Read more
HSG hysterosalpingogram: It is diagnostic x-ray procedure that gives information about the shape of the uterus and if the fallopian tubes are open. If performed by an experienced physician the discomfort from this procedure is minimal. Usually the discomfort is no more than like day one or two of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Varies: Costs of medical procedures are highly variable. Call the facility and ask and be sure to ask if the amount includes the fee for the radiologist to interpret the test results ...Read more
Great question: There are 2 theories as to how an HSG can unblock the tube. One is that the actual contrast dye being forced through 'unblocks' the tube due to a mechanical pushing, if you will, or breakage of a scar tissue. Another idea, is that the contents of the dye help to serve as a bacteriacidal.... meaning that the contrast helps to 'clean' the tube, as it were, making it more hospitable for pregnancy ...Read more
How much would an HSG cost me to get since I don't have insurance and how can I go about getting one?
HSG cost is variable: The costs vary by region and doctor. It can cost between $200 to $800 depending on where you have it done. Ask your fertility doctor or ob/gyn who they trust, or call around to respected radiology groups in your area. You are allowed to comparison shop and don't be afraid to ask questions! ...Read more
What to do if I have to undergo HSG in next 8 hours., anybody having experience about pain an ddiscomfort?
HSG: For the insertion, it will be essentially the same as a speculum pelvic exam. When the contrast is injected, it may cause some cramping. It only lasts a few seconds in most cases. Everyone is different, so it is hard to generalize, but for the majority of women it is fairly well tolerated. ...Read more
My husband got oligoateratozoospermia. Can we have baby in normal way? We are in productive age and I ve good result of HSG test.
Maybe: The answer depends on how significant the oligoteratospermia is - can you provide any numbers? ...Read more
Hi I went for a HSG 23rd may a letter was sent out the following tues to say to go back to gynaecology outpatients on 19 th june should I be worried?
Cannot answer that: You need to call the doc who did the hsg or who ordered the hsg so they can explain to you exactly what it showed and why you are supposed to come back. ...Read more
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 anesthesia while you are awake. Some doctor suggest taking a pain killer before and even antibiotics. Now, some centers may offer i.V sedation. ...Read more
To see if blocked: Essure provides sterilization by using small flexible microinserts which help the tubes to naturally occlude. Three months alter an hsg is ordered to confirm that the tubes are blocked. This has allowed essure to have the lowest failure rate. Some are investigating the use of sonograms done in the office to take the place of the hsg confirmation test, but not yet approved by fda. ...Read more
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 x-ray dye from a previous x-ray procedure (ex. Cat scan or ivp study) they can still have the procedure but would be pre-medicated with steroids and anti-histamines prior to the exam. ...Read more
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 endometrium (area of the uterus where the baby will develop) is structurally normal. ...Read more
Maybe: The main reason to perform a hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is to identify possible sources of infertility. Contrast dye is placed inside the uterine cavity and should fill the fallopian tubes and leak into the pelvis. This test can identify a blocked tube or find developmental problems with the uterus. Occasionally, the dye can open a blocked tube, in which case it could enhance fertility. ...Read more
What worries?: Worried about discomfort or getting bad news? Talk with your doctor is a good start either way. I personally do up to 5-6 hsgs a week: all women dislike it, but 99% say it's not much different than having a pap (but that's my personal experience.) reading scare stories on the internet is one of the least helpful thigns you can do! Good luck, you'll do fine. ...Read more
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), problems with ovulation including polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), hormonal problems like thyroid or prolactin issues, endometriosis, fibroids and/or sperm problems. Your partner needs a semen analysis. See a rei specialist for help getting pregnant. ...Read more
Unlikely: I have not heard of this happening. ...Read more