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How do I find out if my fallopian tubes are blocked?

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Your doctor may suggest a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). In an HSG test, liquid dye is inserted by catheter through the vagina (cervix) into the uterus. Then, X-rays are taken to see if there is a blockage or if the dye flows freely into the abdomen. Another method of HSG uses saline and air rather than dye and ultrasound instead of X-ray. If you have problems with your fallopian tubes, your doctor may recommend surgery to correct the damage.

From: Endometriosis and Fallopian Tube Problems WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC. American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. WebMD Fertility Center web site. 


Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. The Infertility Workupand Understanding Treatment Options, RESOLVE online. The Merck Manual, Seventeenth Edition, 2000. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,
Endometriosis, September 2002.



Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC. American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. WebMD Fertility Center web site. 


Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. The Infertility Workupand Understanding Treatment Options, RESOLVE online. The Merck Manual, Seventeenth Edition, 2000. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant , Addicus Books, 2002. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,
Endometriosis, September 2002.



Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 17, 2018

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