Hysterosalpingography

Hysterosalpingography is a type of x-ray exam. It is used to examine the uterus (womb) and fallopian tubes. A contrast (dye) is injected into the uterus. It helps to create clearer images.

  • Call Your Doctor

    After you leave the hospital, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:

    • Increased pain
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
    • Abdominal pain
    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Itching,
      hives, or rash
    • Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing

  • Definition


    Hysterosalpingography is a type of
    x-ray
    exam. It is used to examine the uterus (womb) and fallopian tubes. A contrast (dye) is injected into the uterus. It helps to create clearer images.

    Female Reproductive Organs
    Femal repro organs
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  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Test

    Hysterosalpingography is used to evaluate:

    • Infertility
    • Abnormal bleeding
    • Abnormal pubertal development
    • Traumatic injury
    • The presence of foreign objects

  • Possible Complications

    All x-rays expose you to a certain level of radiation. These levels are considered safe for most but are not recommended for pregnant women. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.

    Some people may also have an allergic reaction to contrast used to enhance the image. Let your doctor know about any allergies you may have.