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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

Dr. David Dang
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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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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?

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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I just been for a hysterosalpingogram & the doctor was unable see my womb. She said it was very high up. This cause problems when in labour?

Second opinion: a hysterosalpingogram should visualize your uterus and Fallopian tubes: you may need a flexible hysteroscopy to visualized the uterus: I have actually never hear of non-visualization of the uterus, unless related to technique or contrast dye. ...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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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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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more