PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How is an hysterosalpingogram (HSG) done?

ANSWER

You’ll lie down on a table under an X-ray imager called a fluoroscope. Your doctor will put a speculum in your vagina to keep it open, then put a thin tube called a cannula into your cervix and gently fill your uterus with a liquid that has iodine in it. Your doctor will take out the speculum, and take images with the fluoroscope X-ray. The liquid will show the outline of your uterus and fallopian tubes and how the fluid moves through them.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Female Infertility

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: “Hysterosalpingography.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hysterosalpingography.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 07, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: Female Infertility

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: “Hysterosalpingography.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Hysterosalpingography.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 07, 2016

NEXT QUESTION:

When should you call your doctor after an HSG?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: