What is a Sonohysterogram?
A Sonohysterogram is a simple ultrasound procedure designed to look at the endometrial cavity (the inside part of the uterus) and the endometrium (the lining of the endometrial cavity).
Why would I need a Sonohysterogram?
Your doctor may refer you for this test for a number of reasons, including:
- Looking for a lesion in the endometrium, such as a polyp.
- Investigation of postmenopausal bleeding.
- Assessing the shape of the endometrial cavity.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)/Lipiodol Flush
What is a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?
A Hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray procedure where contrast is used to look at the inside of the fallopian tubes and uterus. To accomplish this, we need to insert a speculum into the vagina similar to having a Pap smear test. We then insert a thin plastic catheter into the uterus and inflate a small balloon to keep it in place. The X-ray contrast is then passed through the small tube and into the uterine cavity and fallopian tubes, the X-ray pictures are taken with a fluoroscopy X-ray machine.
A Lipiodol HSG is performed on referral only from a fertility specialist.
It is a therapeutic procedure which has been shown to increase conception rates, particularly in women with endometriosis. Before this is done patent fallopian tubes must be confirmed with either an HSG or Laparoscopy & Dye.
There is no specific preparation but as with other HSGs, it should be timed with the menstrual cycle to occur between day 5 and 10 of cycle. Usually performed between day 7-10.
Your doctor will assess you for your eligibility for this test. Upon recommendation from your doctor, fees apply to this procedure. Phone 5413 5000 to arrange an appointment time or more information.