Hysterosalpingography(HSG) - Tubal Testing
X-ray tests used to determine a woman's tube patency are known as hystero-salpingo-fallopian tubes (HSG).
Tubal Testing by HSG(Hysterosalpingograms) are X-rays taken of your fallopian tubes and uterus during a procedure called hysterosalpingography. The procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes and you can be home the same day. An endometrial cavity (uterus) biopsy provides information about the shape and contour of the endometrial cavity (uterus), as well as the presence of endometrial polyps, and leiomyomata (fibroids), or scarring. During the procedure, the fallopian tubes will also be evaluated for opening (patency). The doctor will probably perform the procedure after your period but before you ovulate, as it is less likely you will become pregnant during this period. You will experience this during the first half of your cycle, between days 1 and 14.
The chances of getting pregnant can be decreased if you have a blocked fallopian tube or uterine growth. Sperm can’t reach the egg if your fallopian tubes are blocked. A hysterosalpingogram, or HSG test, uses x-rays and a special dye to look for scar tissue, polyps, fibroids, and other growths that could be blocking your tubes or preventing a fertilized egg from correctly implanting in your uterus.
Fallopian tube ultrasound shows the number of fallopian tubes open or blocked, as well as if the blockage is proximal or distal to the uterus.
- It is possible to treat tubal factor infertility successfully
- On the x-ray, the bones of the pelvis are visible around the edges of the triangular uterine cavity and spill from both tubes.
- There is no “spill” of dye at the tubes’ ends both tubes are slightly dilated and filled with fluid – hydrosalpinx A successful in vitro fertilization was performed for this woman’s tubal infertility.
An important test of female fertility potential is tubal testing hysterosalpingogram or HSG. The Tubal Testing by HSG test is a radiology treatment that is often performed in a hospital’s radiology department or an outpatient radiology facility.
- Through the vaginal and cervix, radiographic contrast (dye) is delivered into the uterine cavity.
- The uterine cavity fills with dye, which fills the fallopian tubes and leaks into the abdominal cavity if the tubes are open.
- This indicates if the fallopian tubes are open or blocked, as well as whether the blockage is at the tube’s junction with the uterus (proximal) or at the tube’s other end (distal).
- Tubal factor infertility can be successfully treated.