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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

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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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 might HSG be needed (infertility)? Can I refuse it? What are alternatives? Can I ask for anesthesia? Very prone to anxiety, low pain threshold.

Why might HSG be needed (infertility)? Can I refuse it? What are alternatives? Can I ask for anesthesia? Very prone to anxiety, low pain threshold.

HSG wow: Hsg is appropriate (at some point) for all females undergoing fertility treatment. It tests your tubes; the alternative test is surgery. Of course you can refuse it, but some doctors - me for instance - will not treat you (prescriptions) more than 3 cycles if you decline. No one will give you general anesthesia, some will give valium for anxiety (i don't ever), but that's another story.). ...Read more

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I have do do HSG but I like to do under total anesthesia because before I have done HSG and have extreme pain. Is ok to do HSG under total my doc agree?

I have do do HSG but I like to do under total anesthesia because before I have done HSG and have extreme pain. Is ok to do HSG under total my doc agree?

Consider IV sedation: It can be very uncomfortable. So you may consider IV sedation with or without anesthesia personals (additional cost). Gyn physician can order IV narcotics during the procedure. General anesthesia is rarely used -overdone. ...Read more

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Is it true that it is a federal law that you must take a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia? State law? Any states that don't require this?

Is it true that it is a federal law that you must take a pregnancy test prior to receiving anesthesia? State law? Any states that don't require this?

No one wants to be: Sued unnecessarily, and precautions must always be followed for any young woman of pregnancy age as a safe measure. Since most preop orders are simple blood tests, it's easy to do it with all of the rest. In the US if you are of childbearing age, you'll probably be required to do it, especially in a hospital setting, or surgical suite. In office procedure may be different. ...Read more

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On which day HSG test is done?

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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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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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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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?

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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If one has bilateral loculated spillage as the result of an hsg? Does one require surgery for repair? And why do some drs think its not a problem?

If one has bilateral loculated spillage as the result of an hsg? Does one require surgery for repair? And why do some drs think its not a problem?

Tubal damage: It means there is some damage to both tubes. But both tubes may still work well, they may work poorly or may not work at all. Surgery may tell you more information but not likely to help that much. You must take the tubes together with everything else (i.e. Better if sperm and eggs and uterus all look good). ...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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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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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

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more