An x-ray test used to view the female reproductive organs.
- Patient is positioned as for routine pelvic exam and a speculum is inserted.
- A small tube 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 illuminated and 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 one hour.
- Schedule between day 9 or 10 from start of menstrual cycle.
- Cannot be during your menstrual cycle.
- Abstain from sexual intercourse during that menstrual cycle and until after test is completed.
- Eat a light breakfast, nothing to eat after breakfast.
- Arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a prescription if your doctor has given you one.
- Doctor may require pregnancy test prior to exam.