Can you do an HSG at home?

Can you do an HSG at home?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a procedure that uses an X-ray to look at your fallopian tubes and uterus. It usually takes less than 5 minutes and you can go home the same day.

Is there any alternative to HSG test?

What are alternatives to HSG? There are other procedures that can provide some of the same information as HSG: Laparoscopy—This surgical procedure requires general anesthesia (read Laparoscopy). Hysteroscopy—This procedure can give a detailed view of the inside of the uterus.

How soon can you try to conceive after HSG?

It may be due to tubal flushing from the oil-based contrast fluid, or even the dye solution enhancing the lining of the uterus. How soon after HSG can you start trying to conceive? You’ll want to follow your doctor’s instructions, but generally, it’s safe to try within several days.

What is a saline sonogram?

Sonohysterography is also known as saline infusion sonography. It is a special, minimally invasive ultrasound technique that provides pictures of the inside of a woman’s uterus. A Doppler ultrasound study may be part of a sonohysterography exam.

What is the difference between SHG and HSG?

A sonohysterogram, also known as SHG or SIS, is like an HSG. However, it involves sterile, saline water rather than radio-opaque dye. Additionally, it requires an ultrasound instead of X-ray imaging. After introducing saline into the uterus using a catheter, you will have a transvaginal ultrasound.

Is HSG the same as tubal flushing?

Tubal flushing is when a doctor uses a liquid medium to pass fluid under pressure through the fallopian tubes to ensure that these structures are open or patent. A hysterosalpingogram (known as an HSG) is a form of X-ray that can be used to document tubal flushing.

When is the best day for HSG test?

HSG is done in a hospital, clinic, or the office of your ob-gyn. It is best to have HSG done in the first half of the menstrual cycle (days 1 to 14). This timing reduces the chance that you may be pregnant. During HSG, a contrast agent is placed in the uterus and fallopian tubes. This is a fluid that contains a dye.

What does a HSG test feel like?

What does a HSG test feel like? HSG test is an out-patient procedure. Women may experience one or more of the following signs and symptoms after an HSG test include slight discomfort, lower abdominal pain, light headedness or nausea, may experience rash, itching or swelling.

What to expect during a HSG exam?

Before Your Exam. Your test must be done on or before day 10 of your menstrual cycle but after your menstruation ends.

  • During Your Exam. You will lie on an X-ray table with your knees bent. A speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open.
  • After Your Exam. Let the technologist know if you feel lightheaded or dizzy after your exam.
  • What do you need to know about the HSG test?

    The HSG test is widely available in major hospitals and radiology diagnostic centers.

  • The test in most facilities costs on average between Sh4,000 – Sh5,500 depending on the facility (could be higher or lower)
  • Be psychologically prepared for the process beforehand