A hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray examination that allows visualization of the uterus and fallopian tubes with the use of contrast (x-ray dye). The procedure will be performed by your gynecologist with assistance from an x-ray technologist and/or radiologist.
This exam is similar to a pap smear. The doctor will insert a speculum into your vagina. A cannula will be inserted; this is a thin tube that allows the doctor to inject contrast (x-ray dye) into the uterus and fallopian tubes.
The Radiologist (x-ray doctor) will be taking x-rays to record the study. The cannula and speculum will be removed, and the test will be complete.
Procedure time: 30 – 45 minutes
Patient Preparation Instructions:
- You may have a liquid supper (no milk products) the evening before the x-ray. Some examples of a liquid supper are chicken or beef broth, jello, or clear soups.
- You may have a liquid breakfast day of exam.
- You should have nothing to eat or drink 2 hours before test.
For Your Information:
- You will be asked to change into a hospital gown.
- You will be able to leave the x-ray department when the test is finished.
- Relax and follow the specific instructions given to you by the Medical Imaging staff.
If you have any questions regarding your test or prep call: 419-394-3335 extension 3550 for assistance.