XRAY Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
hysterosalpingography (HSG) is an x-ray examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes using a special form of low dose x-ray called fluoroscopy and iodinated contrast material (a liquid containing iodine that is visible to x-rays).
Why Get an HSG Exam?
The most common reason for an HSG is to evaluate subfertility/infertility or repeat miscarriages. The main purpose of the exam is to evaluate for blockages of the fallopian tubes, but the exam also provides information about the uterine cavity, such as shape and presence of scarring, and whether there may be adhesions or scarring in the pelvis.
Patient Safety Tips Prior to a Hysterosalpingogram
This exam should NOT be performed if:
You think you may be or are pregnant
You currently have a pelvic infection
Please let us know if you have any allergies or adverse reactions to medications or iodinated contrast material.
Please leave your valuables at home.
Please let us know if you need interpreting services, this can be arranged for you.
Please bring a list of your current medications with you.
Preparation for a Hysterosalpingogram Procedure at Pushpanjali Hospital:
The exam should take place between 7-10 days after the beginning of your last menstrual period.
A course of antibiotics may be prescribed prior to the test depending on your referring provider’s recommendations.
You can eat and drink as per usual the day of the test.
We recommend you take ibuprofen several hours prior to the test to decrease possible discomfort.
If you have additional questions or concerns or feel anxious about the exam, consider discussing additional premedication options with your referring doctor ahead of time to bring to the appointment.
If you take an anxiolytic, please arrange for a ride to and from the appointment.