HSG (Hysterosalpingography) uses an X-ray to look at the uterus and fallopian tubes. It is most commonly used in the evaluation of Infertility. It is a standard test in baseline infertility workup.

HSG is done by injecting a contrast agent into the uterine cavity, HSG should be ideally performed 8 – 10 days from the first day of the menstrual cycle/ start of your periods.

When to be done? (indications)

HSG can detect patency of Fallopian tube, tubal block, polyps, submucosal fibroids, adhesions, uterine abnormalities, hydrosalpinx, Genital Tuberculosis, Infection causing nodular fallopian tube (Salpingitis Isthmica nodosa).

When not to be done? (contraindications)

HSG should not be performed if there is a known contrast media allergy, Pregnancy, Active pelvic infection, and active vaginal bleeding.

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