The initial stages of fertility treatment can be daunting when you don’t know what to expect. One of the early tests for female infertility is the Hysterosalpingography (HSG), an outpatient radiologic procedure. This procedure inspects the shape of the uterine cavity, scans for polyps, fibroids and scarring, and can determine whether the fallopian tubes are open.
The test is usually performed with radiographic contrast medium (dye) injected into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervix with the help of a thin plastic catheter and then a type of X-ray.
The entire procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Most women will resume normal activity after the test. If you have questions about hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or any other early test in the fertility treatment process, ask your Melbourne IVF experts at Viera Fertility Center and we will be happy to set your mind at ease!