A sonohysterogram (say "SOH-noh-HISS-ter-uh-gram") is a type of pelvic ultrasound test. It uses reflected sound waves to make a picture of the inside of the uterus.
For this test, a thin, lubricated tool called a transducer is placed in the vagina. The transducer sends and receives the sound waves that create the picture. The doctor or technician puts salt water (saline) into the uterus through a tube inserted into the cervix. The saline separates the walls of the uterus, making features easier to see.
A sonohysterogram may be done if other tests don't show enough detail. A clearer view can help to check the uterus for:
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 call line 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: March 16, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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