A Hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray test done with the OB-GYN or radiologist to view the uterus and fallopian tubes.
- Patient is positioned as for routine pelvic exam and a speculum is inserted.
- A small catheter is inserted (vaginally) through the cervix into the uterus. A contrast media is injected into the uterus.
- Under fluoroscopic x-ray, the uterus and fallopian tubes are visualized as they fill with contrast. X-ray images are obtained.
- A cramping sensation during and after the procedure is common as well as some spotting.
- The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes.
- Schedule between days 4 through 12 from the start of your menstrual cycle.
- Cannot be during the heavy bleeding days of your menstrual flow.
- Abstain from sexual intercourse during that menstrual cycle and for 24 hours after test is completed.
- Eat a light breakfast, and nothing to eat after breakfast.
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a prescription if your doctor has given you one.
- Doctor may require pregnancy test prior to exam.