The results of the HSG will assist your physician in determining the best treatment plan for your fertility journey. For example, your physician may continue the journey as recommended in the initial office visit, or the physician may adjust the plan to order additional diagnostic tests, or recommend a corrective procedure.
- Step 1:
During the procedure, you will recline on the exam table and place your legs into a pair of stirrups. A speculum (the same type used during a routine gynecological exam) is used to open the vaginal canal.
- Step 2:
A thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted through the vagina and into the cervix (the opening of the uterine cavity). Liquid contrast dye is pushed through the cannula to fill the uterine cavity. If there are no blockages, the fallopian tubes will also fill with liquid.
- Step 3:
When the uterus and tubes are filled, an x-ray imaging device called a fluoroscope is positioned over the pelvis. A series of images are taken. The exam should last between 5 and 15 minutes. Your results will be ready within a few days of the.