More About HSG:
The HSG test determines if a woman’s fallopian tubes are open and evaluates the uterus to rule out the presence of abnormalities including, fibroids, polyps, congenital anomalies, or scar tissue. Should tubal blockage or uterine abnormalities be present, fertility treatment success rates can be significantly lowered.
HSG Test Process
The test involves inserting a soft balloon-tipped catheter into the uterus. With fluoroscopic visualization, iodine-based dye is slowly injected into the uterus. The dye outlines the shape of the uterus, revealing any structural abnormalities that might be present and indicating whether or not fallopian tubes are open.
At Vios Fertility Institute, the HSG test will be performed by a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and local anesthesia can be given to reduce the pain of the procedure.
Some women experience some pain from the manipulation of the cervix and the distension of the uterus, but for most it is the equivalent of a strong menstrual cramp.
This test is usually performed in the first half of the menstrual cycle, typically between cycle days 4-9.