What to expect: Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

At Viera Fertility Center, we know 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), which is an outpatient radiologic procedure, routinely performed in women having difficulty conceiving or in women who have experienced two or more miscarriages, and is used to inspect the shape of the uterine cavity, make sure the cavity is normal and free of polyps, fibroids and scarring, and to 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. The procedure involves fluoroscopy, 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 and we will be happy to set your mind at ease!