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A hysterosalpingogram (say "hiss-ter-oh-sal-PING-oh-gram"), or HSG, is an X-ray test of the uterus and fallopian tubes. A dye is put into the uterus and fallopian tubes before the pictures are taken. An HSG may be done if you are having a hard time getting pregnant or you've had repeated miscarriages.
An HSG is done to:
The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you have any problems.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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