HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM (HSG)



What is the purpose of a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?
The HSG is an x-ray test that tells whether you have opened or closed fallopian tubes and what the shape of the uterus is. The test is performed in the radiology department of a local hospital by Dr. Jill Flood.

Who needs an HSG Test?
Every woman who experiences infertility should have her uterus and fallopian tubes evaluated. Dr. Flood will prescribe either an HSG test or laparoscopy surgery, often called "belly button surgery.

How is the HSG Test performed?
  • Dr. Flood performs the test, usually on day 7 through 12 of your menstrual cycle.
  • The test may cause some cramping so we suggest that you take an analgesic 30-60 minutes before your test.
  • Call the office on day 1 of your menstrual period, or on the monday floowing menstrual onset if it begins on Saturday or Sunday call 757.428.0002 to schedule the HSG at the desired hospital.
  • Dr. Flood will begin the test by inserting a catheter (tube) into your uterus and injecting a dye through the tube. You will be able to watch on a TV screen as the dye fills your uterus and flows into your fallopian tubes.
  • Dr. Flood will discuss the test results with you before you leave the hospital.
  • After the HSG Test you may have a small amount of spotting and/or menstrual-like cramping so bring a sanitary napkin. After you return home, you may resume your normal activities.



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