A hysterosalpingogram (say "hiss-ter-oh-sal-PING-oh-gram"), or HSG, is an X-ray test. It looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It often is done for women who are having a hard time getting pregnant (are infertile) or who have had repeated miscarriages.
During the test, a dye (contrast material) is put through a thin tube. That tube is put through the vagina and into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are connected, the dye will flow into the fallopian tubes. Pictures are taken using a steady beam of X-ray (fluoroscopy) as the dye passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes.
An HSG is done to:
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Current as of:
May 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology & Rebecca Sue Uranga, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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