Hysterosalpingogram Examination (HSG)
The HSG is an imaging study performed by a Radiologist. It is a diagnostic study in which the anatomy of the uterus and fallopian tubes are visualized in real time.
Procedure: A small catheter will be inserted into the cervix and x-ray contrast will be introduced under imaging guidance. The x-ray contrast will outline the anatomy and allow the Radiologist to assess uterus and fallopian tubes.
The X-ray contrast is a colourless liquid used to visualise internal structures on X-ray, in this case the Uterus and Fallopian Tubes. Most patients experience no complications of problems upon administration.
You will be asked to complete a Contrast Consent form upon arrival to ensure we are informed of any relevant medical conditions prior to the examination.
Preparation: HSGs need to be performed within 10 days of your period starting, ideally around day seven.
There is no other preparation prior to the procedure.
Post Procedure: You may experience some discomfort during and after the procedure as well as some minor bleeding. Please get in touch with your GP or referring Doctor if this doesn’t settle after a few days.