Hysterosalpingography (HSG), also known as uterosalpingography, is a radiologic procedure where the radiologist looks at a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes to check the shape and patency. The X-ray for called fluoroscopy uses a water-soluble contrast material, which, when injected into the uterus through a thin tube inserted through the vagina, enables the radiologist to see your internal organs in motion. Any blockage in the fallopian tubes or structural abnormalities can be diagnosed with the procedure.
Is HSG a surgery?
Similar to gynaecological examination, HSG is an outpatient procedure that does not last more than half an hour. A catheter inserted through the vagina to inject the contrast material. When the patient lies under the fluoroscopy camera, the radiologist goes though the X-ray images and videos to check the uterine cavity, fallopian tubes and peritoneal cavity. After the procedure, the catheter is removed.
When should HSG be done?
HSG is performed within a week of the end of a woman’s menstruation to ensure that she is not pregnant and to avoid the risk of infection. If pregnant, HSG can be a danger to the baby.
HSG diagnosis fallopian tube blockage, tubal ligation, reverse sterilisation and uterine problems like uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, adhesions, anomalies and tumours. It also helps diagnose Asherman’s syndrome and pelvic inflammatory diseases.
Dream Flower IVF Centre is the best place to undergo the minimally invasive HSG under minimal radiation in a risk-free environment. Call at 04994 220 170 for appointments.