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Dr. Seth Derman
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Hysterosalpingogram (Overview)

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.


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What is a hysterosalpingogram like?

What is a hysterosalpingogram like?

Hystero: A hysterisalpingogram is a test to determine if fallopian tubes are patent and to look at shape of endometrial cavity and to make sure no polyps are in the endometrium. A speculum and catheter are inserted into the vagina and cervix and dye is injected and x-rays are taken as the procedure is done. The exam sometimes can be a little uncomfortable but in experienced hands should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
218 Doctors shared insights

Hysterosalpingogram (Overview)

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.


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Hysterosalpingogram, how much do they cost?

Hysterosalpingogram, how much do they cost?

HSG: Cost depends on your location and clinic. Do some calling and cost comparing, usually free standing radiology clinics are chipper than hospitals. ...Read more

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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 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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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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What happens during an hysterosalpingogram? How much will it hurt?

Simple: I perform them every week. I place a speculum in the vagina, clean the cervix, and inject some dye through the cervix. I would estimate 90% of my patients feel nothing and the remainder have minimal cramping. It is extremely rare for a patient to have pain. It makes a difference whether a radiologist or a fertility specialist performs the test. ...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

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Really bad back pain days after hysterosalpingogram? Is this normal

Really bad back pain days after hysterosalpingogram? Is this normal

Unusual: Likely nothing emergently wrong but please check with your (live) doctor to see if he/she wants to evaluate. ...Read more

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I went for a hysterosalpingogram but unfortunately they were not able to do as they could not get through my cervix what will be the next step?

Hsg: You should see your doctor to evaluate if the cervix is stenotic (almost closed) or is the uterus tilted at a sharp angle preventing entry of the catheter. Depending on the finding certain things may help. For example, a full bladder may help with a sharp angle, or medications can be used in cases of cervical stenosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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