We understand that many patients are anxious prior to undergoing these examinations. At LSG Imaging, our main goal prior to and during the performance of hysterosonography and hysterosalpingography (HSG) is to reduce our patients’ levels of stress. Our Beverly Hills and Santa Monica staff makes every effort to accomplish this goal.
What is Hysterosonography?
Hysterosonography utilizes transvaginal ultrasound to better evaluate the cavity of the uterus (endometrial cavity) for possible abnormalities. A small catheter is placed in the cervix and a saline solution is introduced by the radiologist, then a transvaginal ultrasound is performed.
Some of the most common reasons you might need hysterosonography services are:
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- To check for uterine fibroids
- Verification that an IUD is in a good position
What is a Hysterosalpingogram?
The examination is performed to evaluate the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes. At times, in an attempt to open a blocked fallopian tube, a catheter might be introduced directly into it in order to reopen it.