X-ray Hysterosalpingography (HSG) - Test, Procedure & Cost

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What is an X-ray Hysterosalpingography (HSG) Test?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is known to be a fluoroscopic treatment, to diagnose issues related to fertility. This test uses the X-ray images to capture the uterine walls - to obtain an image of the uterus and fallopian tubes.

A dye is injected into the patient’s body that can further produce a clearer picture in this procedure. 

Why is the HSG scan done?

This technique is most frequently used to investigate infertility or repeated spontaneous abortions.

Furthermore, it is used for the following:

  1. To check the success of a tubal ligation/tubal reversal
  2. To plan for further imaging

Guidelines to follow before, during and after the test

Here are some guidelines an individual can refer to once they have decided to undergo Hysterosalpingography (HSG)

The required documents needed for this test includes your valid government ID and an appropriate Doctor’s prescription.

Before the Test

  1. Nothing Specific to prepare for the HSG Test in advance.
  2. Typically, discuss with the HCP if you are pregnant
  3. Inform the HCP if you are allergic to the dyes, that would be injected into the body

Note: You might need to take a pain medicine- an hour prior to the procedure

  1. Also, take antibiotics beforehand itself, to prevent an infection.

During the Test

The HSG is done in the hospital or clinic or diagnostic center. It is best to have the HSG within first half of menstrual cycle (days 1 to 14) itself.

  1. You have to lie on the back and your feet should be placed as it is a pelvic exam. The device is called – as a speculum will be inserted into the patient’s vagina. It holds against the walls of vagina apart to allow cervix that can be viewed. The cervix is then cleaned.
  2. The end of the patient’s cervix might be further injected with the local anesthesia (for pain relief). You might also experience a slight pinch or even tug.
  3. There are 2 methods of inserting the dye. During one method, the cervix will be grasped with a device, so that it can be held steady.
  4. An instrument is further called a cannula, which is then inserted into the cervix.
  5.  On the other hand, in the second method, a thin plastic tube would be passed into the cervical opening. The tube usually has a small balloon towards the end which is inflated. This balloon is used to keep the tube in place within the uterus.
  6. The speculum is then removed, and you will be then placed beneath an X-ray machine. The fluid is subsequently placed through the use of cannula or the tube into the patient’s uterus and the fallopian tubes.
  7. This fluid may later on also cause cramping. In case, the tubes are blocked, the fluid would cause them to further stretch.
  8. The X-ray images are then taken as the fluid would fill the uterus and the tubes. You might also be asked to change your position. In case of no blockage, the fluid would spill slowly from the far ends of the tubes. After it has spilled out, the fluid would absorbed by the body.
  9. After the images have been taken, the speculum and cannula or tube would be removed.

After the Test

You may experience the following side effects after the test. These include the following:

  1. Cramps
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea and indigestion
  4. Slight vaginal bleeding for a day or two

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Test Type X-Ray HSG


  1. Nothing Specific to prepare for the HSG Test in advance.
  2. Typically, discuss with the HCP if you are pregnant
  3. Inform the HCP if you are allergic to the dyes, that would be injected into the body

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Hysterosalpingography (HSG) is an X-ray procedure which will be used to inspect the inside of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. It often is check and evaluate whether the fallopian tubes are blocked (partly or fully blocked). 

It will also detect whether the inside of the uterus would be of normal size and shape.

It is noted that it is completely normal to experience some sort of mild abdominal/pelvic cramping or even discomfort after the procedure that would further last only a  couple of days.

The contraindications of the HSG test are as follows:

  1. If you are pregnant
  2. If you have a pelvic infection
  3. If you experience the uterine bleeding during the procedure

After a HSG, one can also expect to witness a sticky vaginal discharge as some of the fluid usually drains out of uterus. The fluid might also be tinged with blood. 

Sometimes, a pad can also be used for vaginal discharge. Please do not use a tampon for the same

You also might have the following symptoms:

  1. Slight vaginal bleeding
  2. Cramps
  3. Feeling dizzy, faint, or sick to your stomach

It is important contact and inform your healthcare professional, if the following symptoms persist

  1. Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  2. Vomiting
  3. Fainting
  4. Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  5. Heavy vaginal bleeding
  6. Fever or chills

There are many procedures that could provide some of the information same as the HSG. These are as follows:

  1. Laparoscopy
  2. Hysteroscopy
  3. Sonohysterography
  4. Sonohysterosalpingography

Mild pain or discomfort is quite common with an HSG Test, both during this procedure and also afterwards.

You might also feel intense cramping when the provider would insert this dye solution into the uterus. 

You might also experience even more cramping when the tubes are supposedly blocked.

This cramping usually lasts anywhere from say five minutes after the procedure to few hours later. 

It may be either mild or moderate. It is said that - Taking over-the counter NSAIDs could help to ease your cramps.

The healthcare provider would inform you of your results and it will advise you on the next steps.

 If the HSG displays any blockage, your professional might recommend any additional procedures like the laparoscopy to help further diagnosis and treating the problem. 

Or, there are other recommended fertility treatments don’t require the fallopian tubes to be clear, for example- in case of In vitro fertilization (IVF).

If there are any of the signs as mentioned below, this might indicate an infection:

  1. Fever
  2. Chills
  3. Fainting
  4. Vomiting
  5. Heavy vaginal bleeding

Yes. In general, it’s quite safe to even try to become pregnant within the next few days following an HSG scan However, always ask your doctor, to be on the safer side.

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  • Early checkups are always better than delayed ones. Safety, precaution & care are depicted in the several health checkups at our center.
  • Here, at Ganesh Diagnostic and Imagining Center, we present simple & comprehensive health packages for any kind of testing to ensure the early prescribed treatment to safeguard your health.

So, visit us at the earliest to ensure good health and to maintain an active immune system.

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