What is hysterosalpingogram?
Hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray procedure in which a special media (a dye like solution) is injected through the cervix into the uterine cavity to illustrate the inner shape of the uterus and degree of openness (patency) of the fallopian tubes. You may also visit www.radiologyinfo.org for information about HSG.
Where do I have this performed?
You may schedule your own appointment at either location listed below.
When do I need to have this test performed?
It is best for you to call to schedule your appointment the day you start your next period. They will want you to have an HSG on Day 7-12 of your cycle (Day 1 is the first day of your period).
What will I experience during the procedure?
The procedure should cause minimal discomfort; however, we do recommend you take 2-3 ibuprofen one hour prior to this test and you may also wish to have a back-up ride available in case you don’t feel up to driving afterward. There may be slight discomfort when the catheter is placed and the contrast material is injected, but it should not last long. There may also be generalized lower abdominal pain, but this should also be minimal and not long lasting. X-ray is a painless type of imaging that causes no sensation when applied.
Who interprets the results and how do I get them?
A radiologist, a physician experienced in x-ray and other imaging examinations, will analyze the images and provide a report to us. We will contact you with the results.
If you have any questions about hysterosalpingogram or if you encounter problems scheduling this test, please contact our office at (919) 781-9555 ext. 202.
- Raleigh Radiology
2605 Blue Ridge Road
- Rex Radiology
4420 Lake Boone Trail