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What is a hysterosalpingography?

What is a hysterosalpingography?

X-ray test of tubes: A hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is an x-ray test to check that your fallopian tubes are open and normal & checks the inside of your uterus for polyps, fibroids or scar tissue. We look inside like a pap smear, place a tube or catheter inside the cervix and inject contrast 'dye' into the uterus while you lay on a table under a low-dose x-ray machine. Local anesthetic and pain tablets reduce cramping. ...Read more

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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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Could a hysterosalpingography hurt?

Could a hysterosalpingography hurt?

Possibly: Everyone has different sensitivity to pain. Some women don't flinch during HSG, others seem to experience more discomfort. A speculum, internal manipulation, and cannulation of the cervix may be uncomfortable. When the contrast is injected into the uterus, some women experience transient cramping. Most women tolerate the procedure fairly well, it is a fairly quick procedure normally. ...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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Does it hurt to get a hysterosalpingography done?

Does it hurt to get  a hysterosalpingography done?

Not usually: Pain associated with an hsg is usually due to tubal spasm. If the individual performing the procedure, injects slowly there usually is no pain. The only exception is if you have tubal disease and adhesion's then the procedure can be painful. ...Read more

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Hysterosalpingography, can you tell me about this?

HSG: HSG is a radiology test often used in infertility evaluations. It can help evaluate some uterine or endometrial abnormalities, and determine if the Fallopian tubes are blocked. A speculum is utilized, and a small catheter is inserted into the cervix. A few cc of contrast are injected into the uterus and X-ray pictures are taken. ...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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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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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