HSG Testing Questions and Answers

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HSG Testing Questions and Answers
HSG Testing Questions and Answers

Contact our clinic or read on to learn more about HSG testing with us at Immediate Care of Oklahoma.

What is an HSG test?

An HSG test is an X-ray test that can view the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Often, the test is done for women who are having a hard time getting pregnant, but there are other uses for the test. The pictures produced in the test can indicate problems like injuries or structural issues, as well as blockages that could be preventing an egg from moving to the uterus, or blockages that could be preventing sperm from fertilizing an egg.

When should I take an HSG test?

You may want to consider getting an HSG test if you’re having pregnancy-related issues or certain other, similar issues. You should consider the test if you:

  • Are having a hard time getting pregnant
  • Are having painful menstrual periods
  • Are having repeated miscarriages
  • Have tubal implants for permanent birth control that may be blocking your fallopian tubes
  • Recently had surgery to reverse a tubal ligation and need to see whether the surgery was successful

You should speak with a medical professional for exactly what day you should have your test done, but typically, the test should be done after a patient’s period but before ovulation. In many cases, this means the test should be done two to five days after the patient’s menstrual period has ended, and before the patient ovulates the next month, unless the patient is using contraception.

What can I expect from HSG testing?

Typically, the HSG test is done by a radiologist or another professional in the X-ray room of a hospital or clinic. Here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma, the test may be done in our clinic’s X-ray room. We can ensure the test is very private for you.

Before the test is done, the patient may receive a sedative to help them relax during the test. The patient might also get ibuprofen to help the uterus relax and prevent it from cramping during the test.

During the test, the professional will use a simple tool called a speculum which allows the medical professional to see the inside of the vagina and the cervix. The professional may also use a clamp called a tenaculum to hold the cervix in place. Then the professional will wash the cervix with a special soap and insert a stiff or flexible tube through the cervix into the uterus. Finally, X-ray dye is put through the tube, and the X-ray pictures are taken. The whole test takes 15 to 30 minutes.

Where can I get HSG testing?

You can get the testing done right here at Immediate Care of Oklahoma. With us, your test will be quick but careful, and we’ll make sure we do everything we need to so the test is comfortable for you. To learn more about HSG testing with us or to set up a consultation with us, call our clinic today. We’d be happy to speak with you about testing, pregnancy, or any other health matter.

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