Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

This test is usually done in a hospital or same-day surgery center. A dye will be injected through your uterus and into your fallopian tubes while you are under an X-ray. Pictures will be taken of the dye traveling through your pelvic cavity. This test can tell doctors if you have any blockages of the tubes or if you have any abnormalities in the uterus.

A friend said that many women get pregnant after a hysterosalpingogram. Is this true?

It is true that you could become pregnant after a hysterosalpingogram. However, that is not the object of the test. The theory behind this is that some small blockage may have been removed as dye was forced through the uterus and tubes.

If a blockage is found, a small catheter may be used to help clear a blockage at the time of the procedure, or you may be scheduled for surgery. This test is also performed prior to having a tubal ligation reversal because it allows your surgeons to visualize the exact location and severity of the reconstruction necessary.

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