HSG Test Preparation
- The patient will be asked to lie on an examination table, similar to what is done during a pelvic exam.
- Before the procedure, the patient may be given pain medication or a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
Insertion of Catheter:
- A thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted through the cervix and into the uterine cavity.
- The cervix may be gently dilated to allow easier passage of the catheter.
Injection of Contrast Dye:
- Once the catheter is in place, a special contrast dye, usually made of iodine-based material.
- It is injected through the catheter into the uterus.
- The dye outlines the uterine cavity and flows into the fallopian tubes.
- As the dye flows through the uterus and fallopian tubes, X-ray images are taken in real-time.
- The images show the shape and condition of the uterus, as well as whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked.
HSG procedure is a diagnostic X-ray procedure that uses a dye to examine issues related to the ability to conceive. In this test, a doctor examines the patient’s fallopian tubes and uterus to check whether the fallopian tubes are blockage or structural abnormalities in the uterus that may be preventing pregnancy. The causes of infertility may include structural defects in the uterus, which can be inherited or acquired blockages in the fallopian tubes, scarring in the uterus, uterine fibroids, or tumors or polyps in the uterus to make the unsuccessful pregnant. In our Create fertility clinic, our doctors are experienced person and efficient treatments for HSG test preparation.
HSG Test Preparation
Schedule an Appointment:
Contact the healthcare facility or radiology center to schedule your process make sure to choose a time in your menstrual cycle that aligns with the recommended timing for the procedure.
Inform Your Healthcare Provider:
Before the HSG test preparation, inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have, allergies, medications and any previous pelvic or uterine surgeries. This information helps them plan the procedure accordingly.
It is usually performed during the first half of your menstrual cycle, a few days after your period ends, this timing ensures that you are not pregnant and that the uterine cavity is clear of menstrual blood.
Pain Relief Options:
Discuss pain relief options with your healthcare provider. They may recommend taking pain medication before the procedure to help minimize discomfort during the process.
Empty You’re Bladder:
Before the test, you may be asked to empty your bladder to ensure better visualization of the pelvic structures during the procedure.
Avoid Sexual Intercourse:
It’s recommended to abstain from sexual intercourse for a few days leading up to the HSG test to reduce the risk of introducing any bacteria into the reproductive tract.
Bring a Companion:
Some women may experience discomfort during or after the HSG test preparation. It can be helpful to have a friend or family member accompany you to provide support and transportation, if needed.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of the test, as it may help you feel more at ease during the procedure.
Structure of HSG Video
- During the HSG test preparation, the contrast dye is injected into the uterine cavity to assess its shape, size, and overall condition.
- The uterine lining is examined for abnormalities like polyps, fibroids, or adhesions.
- The catheter used during the HSG test preparation is inserted through the cervix to allow the contrast dye to be injected into the uterus.
- Fallopian Tubes:
- These tubes are crucial for the transport of eggs from the ovaries to the uterus and provide the site for fertilization if sperm meets the egg.
- The contrast dye flows through the fallopian tubes, and X-ray images are taken to evaluate their patency.