Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a diagnostic procedure for evaluating fertility issues in women. It involves injecting contrast dye and taking X-ray images to identify abnormalities in the uterus and fallopian tubes, helping guide treatment decisions and improve the chances of successful conception.Book an Appointment
About Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is a diagnostic procedure that assesses the uterus and fallopian tubes in women with fertility issues. A contrast dye is injected, and X-rays capture images to detect abnormalities like uterine issues or fallopian tube blockages. HSG helps guide treatment decisions, increasing the chances of successful conception for couples facing fertility challenges.
Procedure of Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
Preparation: The patient is positioned on an X-ray table, and a speculum is inserted into the vagina to visualise the cervix.
Catheter Insertion: A thin catheter is gently inserted through the cervix and into the uterine cavity.
Contrast Medium Injection: A contrast dye is slowly injected through the catheter into the uterus. The dye fills the uterine cavity and then flows into the fallopian tubes.
X-ray Imaging: As the contrast dye moves through the uterus and fallopian tubes, X-ray images are taken in real-time. These images capture the shape, size, and any abnormalities or blockages in the reproductive organs.
Post-procedure Evaluation: After the images have been obtained, the catheter is removed, and the patient may rest for a short time. The images are reviewed by a radiologist or fertility specialist to interpret the findings.