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What is a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) fertility test ?

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Your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries all need to work right for you to get pregnant. Your doctor may suggest a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to check the health of these organs. Also called a tubogram, this is a series of X-rays of your fallopian tubes and uterus. The X-rays are taken after your doctor puts liquid dye in your vagina. Another method uses saline and air instead of dye and an ultrasound.

The HSG can help you learn if your fallopian tubes are blocked or if there are any defects in your uterus. You'll usually get the test right after your menstrual period.

From: Fertility Tests for Women WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility." American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Resolve.org. The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000. Doherty, C. , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002. American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.'' News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.  








The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

SOURCES: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility." American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Resolve.org. The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000. Doherty, C. , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002. American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.'' News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.  








The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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