What is a Hysterosalpingography?

  1. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    What is a Hysterosalpingography?

    Is it painful?

  2. wkhigley profile image60
    wkhigleyposted 6 years ago

    I assumed it had to do with taking some kind of image of the uterous based on the "hystero" and "graphy" parts. According to wikipedia it's basically just a way of getting a good look at the uterus and fallopian tubes by introducing something into the uterous that allows them to take a high quality x-ray. 

    The entry also mentioned:
    "The HSG can be painful and it's a good idea to take pain-killers both before and after the procedure to reduce the pain. Many doctors will also prescribe an antibiotic prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of an infection"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysterosalpingography

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    sleepyheartposted 6 years ago

    it is a radiologic procedure wherein your uterine cavities and fallopian tubes will be viewed.The HSG can be painful and it's a good idea to take pain-killers both before and after the procedure to reduce the pain. Many doctors will also prescribe an antibiotic prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of an infection.it will only take for a few minutes..a radio-opaque dye will be injected into your cervical canal to visualize the uterus and your fallopian tubes.

 
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