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Hysterosalpingogram

What is a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram is a test for infertility that studies the fallopian tubes and is used to detect whether or not they are open and unobstructed.

If for some reason, such as adhesions or infection, the fallopian tubes are damaged and blocked, egg and sperm do not meet and no pregnancy can occur, no matter how often you try.

What happens at the Hysterosalpingogram?

A fine catheter is inserted into the uterine cavity through the cervix. It is unlikely you’ll need an anaesthetic for this. A radio-opaque dye is then pushed through the catheter into the uterine cavity and into the fallopian tubes. This dye can be detected in an ultrasound scan.

The dye travels through the fallopian tubes and spills out of the ends, showing if the tube is open and unobstructed. If the dye does not spill out of the fallopian tubes, this means they are blocked

Why choose Dr. Penman?

Dr. Penman is a private Consultant Gynaecologist and Fetal Medicine Specialist. He has over 25 years of experience helping women with very personal gynaecological issues, such as infertility, menorrhagia, and uterine polyps. He can offer advice on the best contraceptive method for you and can place and remove a variety of intrauterine devices and subcutaneous implants.

He has owned his own private practice since 2006.