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Risks of hsg?

Risks of hsg?

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

Dr. Seth Derman
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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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How is HSG done?

How is HSG done?

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

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What is an HSG test?

What is an HSG test?

Radiologic study: Radiologic study/procedure done in order to check the patency of the fallopian tubes and investigate the shape of the uterine cavity. Usually done as part of a work up for infertility (can diagnose uterine malformations, tubal oclussion and asherman's syndrome). ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had hsg?

Has anyone ever had hsg?

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

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Did HSG test is painfull?

Did HSG test is painfull?

Isn't fun, isn't bad: All women dislike the hsg, some say it's awful, although the experience does vary. I do all my own hsg and tell patients the exam is mostly like a pap smear but some menstrual-like cramping often occurs; most patients agree with my description. ...Read more

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On which day HSG test is done?

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 into the uterus. ...Read more

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What to expect for HSG procedure?

Like a pelvic exam: The doctor will usually use a speculum. Then they will put in a catheter that goes into the cervix. They then inject contrast and take images. You may experience cramping during and after the procedure. You might see a small amount of spotting after the procedure. ...Read more

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How do people commonly feel after a HSG scan?

How do people commonly feel after a HSG scan?

May feel cramping: Which can usually be treated with over the counter meds such as motrin. For prolonged pain I would call the doctor who gave you the test. ...Read more

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What amount does a hysterosalpingogram (hsg) test cost?

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

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My HSG happened on the 16th day will this cause a problem?

Only if Pregnant!: We usually try to do the hsg very early in the menstrual cycle to minimize the chance of doing the exam after an early conception. Failing that, there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Does the HSG unblocking occur during the procedure or in time?

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

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Hsg results. Not gotten any reply to interpretation of my HSG results which I posted. Pls help!

? HSG: I personally am not sure what an HSG level is. HSG stands for Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) in medicine. Re-ask the question with what level you may truly want answers about, with specifics, and maybe some doctor may be able to help you. Good luck.. ...Read more

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How much would an HSG cost me to get since I don't have insurance and how can I go about getting one?

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

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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

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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

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Does the HSG improve fertility?

Possible: There are reports that after the hsg there may be improved fertility for two months. It is not known exactly why that is, but may be related to "flushing of the tubes". I have personally run across this improved fertility with my patients. ...Read more

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Can I do HSG while using estrogen?

Yes: Your doctor will want to do your hsg at a time when you are not on your period and there is no chance you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Hsg with anesthesia cause any pain?

Hsg with anesthesia cause any pain?

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

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Why is an HSG required after essure?

Why is an HSG required after essure?

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

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What are the side effect of HSG test?

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

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I have paraoverian cyst, can do HSG test?

I have paraoverian cyst, can do HSG test?

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

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Will HSG procedure increase your fertility?

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

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What does bilateral loculated spillage on HSG means?

Suspicious: For previous pelvic infection and scarring around the end of the tubes. This can be a cause of infertility. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my hysterosalpingography (hsg) worries?

How can I relieve my hysterosalpingography (hsg) worries?

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

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Would a HSG be helpful had reversal 6 months ago ttc asap?

Would a HSG be helpful had reversal 6 months ago ttc asap?

Yes: If you had a tubal reversal a hsg would definitely be helpful. Hsgs have been show to increase fertility, so with one imaging study you would confirm tubes were patent while at the same time increasing chances for fertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are resons for not getting pregnnecy even after HSG test?

What are resons for not getting pregnnecy even after HSG test?

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