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HyCoSy Infertility Diagnosis


Sono HSG, or ultrasound hysterosalpinography, is an examination of the patency of the fallopian tubes. By far, it is the most effective and least invasive method of assessing the uterus and fallopian tubes. The doctor most often orders the test when a woman cannot get pregnant. If the other causes of infertility have been ruled out – hormonal disorders, the quality of the partner’s sperm and abnormalities in the structure of the reproductive organs – then the doctor orders ultrasound hysterosalpinography as the next step in the diagnosis of infertility. Sono-HSG allows abnormalities in the structure of the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes such as adhesions, polyps, myomas, tumours or endometriosis to be detected.

Sono-HSG – before the procedure

The Sono-HSG test should be performed in the first half of the cycle, preferably just after the cessation of bleeding and monthly spotting, but before ovulation. It is recommended that this should be on the 8th to 12th day of the cycle. Prior to the examination, the patient must have had an initial visit to the gynaecologist, a current cytology test and a cervical canal culture. The patient should arrive for the examination at least 15 minutes before the scheduled treatment time – she will then be given a painkiller. You should arrive for the procedure on an empty stomach.

Testing for fallopian tube patency – what does the test look like?

The patency of the fallopian tubes is performed in the doctor’s office in the gynaecological chair. The doctor inserts a speculum into the vagina and washes the vaginal part of the cervix with a disinfectant solution. A catheter ending in a balloon is then inserted through the cervix. The balloon fills and the doctor injects a saline solution into the uterine cavity along with a special contrast. Everything is continuously monitored by an ultrasound probe. The monitor shows how the solution fills the uterine cavity and then the fallopian tubes. The Sono-HSG examination lasts from 15 to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Sono-HSG is a diagnostic and often also a therapeutic method. Introducing the solution into the uterine cavity and then into the fallopian tubes allows them to be unblocked – if there was an obstruction. Therefore, in many patients, Sono-HSG solves the problem of infertility.

Sono-HSG -After the procedure.

After the examination, the patient can return to her daily routine. You may experience mild to moderate lower abdominal pain for a few hours – standard painkillers are sufficient to relieve this. Minor discharge may also occur, so it is advisable to protect your underwear with a sanitary pad or sanitary towel.

Sono-HSG – Price.

What is the price of hysterosalpingography ? Take a look at our price list.


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