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On an HSG test can you see abnormalities in the uterus ? For example , endometriosis? Or signs of uterine cancer?

On an HSG test can you see abnormalities in the uterus ?  For example , endometriosis?  Or signs of uterine cancer?

Some: You can see polyps or fibroids that are inside the uterine cavity. You can also see an abnormally shaped uterus. But you cannot see endometriosis or cancer. You might see damaged tubes and endometriosis is a common cause for that. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read more

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Did HSG test is done before iui?

Did HSG test is done before iui?

HSG: A work up is usually done prior to treatment. The hgs will let you know that your tubes are open and that the sperm can reach your egg. Performing the IUI with blocked tubes if a waste of time and money! ...Read more

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Did IUI and HSG test have same process?

Did IUI and HSG test have same process?

IUI isn't bad: All women dislike the hsg, in 20 years women tell me the IUI is easier than the hsg. I tell my patients to assume it will feel no worse than a pap smear, and not one has disagreed with me afterward. ...Read more

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Can You Get Pregnant a month after HSG test?

Can You Get Pregnant a month after HSG test?

Yes: Some studies show an increased chance of pregnancy within the first 3 months after an HSG.

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Does an sis test help clear out tubes like an HSG test does?

Not why done!: Neither test is primarily done to, "clear out the tubes". The hsg is done to evaluate the tubes for patency, strictures, scarring, dilatation, etc. Tubes that are otherwise normal appearing but with mucous plugs may be cleared by the hsg. The sis may have similar results but if there are other tubal issues there could then be increased risk of ectopic implantation. ...Read more

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I got HSG test 2 days ago iam spotting now is this normal its red?

I got HSG test 2 days ago iam spotting now is this normal its red?

Happens: Some doctors grab the cervix with a device that actually makes a small puncture which can cause a little spotting. Should not be a big deal. I preferred devices that grabbed with vacuum without making a puncture. ...Read more

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Does the HSG test make you super fertile? If this is true, how long do you wait after the test to try and conceive?

Does  the HSG test make you super fertile? If this is true, how long do you wait after the test to try and conceive?

Not "super fertile",: but there is some evidence to suggest a slight increase in fertility for about 3 months after the HSG. ...Read more

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What is more painful IUI or the HSG test? My wife already did the HSG and is hesitant to do the iui. Her pain threshold is pretty low.

IUI isn't bad: All women dislike the hsg, althoguh the experience does vary. In 20 years I have never once not heard a woman say the IUI is much easier than the hsg. I tell my patients to assume it will feel no worse than a pap smear, and not one has disagreed with me afterward. ...Read more

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I have done my wife hsg test she have an hydrosalpanix tublar blokage at the fimbler end, from last 2 year, and she told be4 2months she is pregnent?

I have done my wife hsg test she have an hydrosalpanix tublar blokage at the fimbler end, from last 2 year, and she told be4 2months she is pregnent?

Tube blkd/pregnant?: Having an HSG which shows fimbrial blockage on one or both sides can open the tubes during the procedure and permit later pregnancy. From the history presented, it is unclear whether she is pregnant now, or whether she was told she "may become" pregnant, but it is possible after an HSG for pregnancy to occur, but it is rare with both sides blocked. ...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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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 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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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

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Day after HSG test feeling heaviness in abdomine , little bit pain in naval area is it normal?

Yes: Abdominal cramping after hsg normal; particularly if one or both of the fallopian tubes blocked. This discomfort shouldn't be anything more than a nuisance. Take Ibuprofen for couple of days and it should disappear. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What it means in HSG test results? Small restricted spill on the left side but no spill was seen on the right side.

What it means in HSG test results? 
Small restricted spill on the left side but no spill was seen on the right side.

"Left out": Your left tube is barely allowing any flow and your right Fallopian tube is closed. This scenario means you may be "left out" in attempting future pregnancy tries without IVF assistance. ...Read more

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How can I know or check that my bilateral proximal obstruction is just spasm not real after HSG test i knew this problem?

Repeat it: You can repeat the hysterosalpingogram and or have diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopy with chromopertubation ( dye is introduced through the cervix and visually confirmed laparoscicaly). Other causes of blockage such as adhesions can be determined at surgery. ...Read more

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Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Did HSG test is done under anesthesia ?

Not in my experience: The hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is performed with the patient fully conscious and cooperative. Sometimes the results are discussed with the patient in the procedure room, looking at the fluoroscopic images on the in room monitor. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have a period after HSG test?

Is it normal not to have a period after HSG test?

Yes. : It often means that you are pregnant. The hsg can open the Fallopian tubes. Better check to see if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I have sex the next day after taking HSG test?

Probably yes: The hsg or hysterosalpingogram is a minimally invasive test. A tiny balloon catheter is usually placed in your cervix or lower uterus to allow contrast (dye) to be injected for pictures. Once the balloon is out, the dye drains out and there should be no further problems. ...Read more

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Are there any limits on the number of x-rays given during an HSG test?

ALARA: All radiologic exams should be operated using an as low as reasonably achievable--that is perform the test using as little radiation as needed to get the information required. That being said there is no formal limit for a given exam. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting an HSG test? Do I have to call an obgyn to order one?

How do I go about getting an HSG test? Do I have to call an obgyn to order one?

Usually: Yes, an obstetrician gynecologist normally performs the hsg but also radiologists in some hospitals also perform this procedure. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialists perform the majority of the hsg's though. ...Read more

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Can an HSG test be 100% correct at diagnosing a patient with closed/blocked tubes?

Not 100%: No, it's not 100% accurate, but it's pretty good. There might be tubal spasms preventing the dye from passing through the tube. I believe you just had surgery, and it can take 2-3 months for healing to be complete. This might effect the results. If the HSG shows blocked tubes 3 months after your surgery, that would be concerning. A laparoscopy could be performed and a dye test done. ...Read more

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I had an HSG test done last month, and the doctor still hasn't gotten back to me on the results! is this normal?

Long time, call!: Seems like a really long while - you should call, likely no major problem just a communication failure. I usually review hsgs first with the patient at the hsg appointment, and then again a few days later. ...Read more

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Had a HSG test had high vaginal swabs and cylminda test before was clear HSG good what are chances of gettin PID from hsg?

Pretty low: If all your tests were negative (clear) and the hsg was normal, the chances of getting pid are very low (~1%). If you develop fever or increasing pain you should see your doctor. ...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