A hysterosonogram is a test to see if the uterine cavity has a normal shape. This test is useful in making sure the uterine cavity does not have any structural uterine abnormalities (polyps or fibroids). A physician from our department, a resident, and a medical assistant or nurse will be present during the test. The entire procedure takes approximately 20 to 45 minutes.
Scheduling the Procedure
Preparing for the Tests
The Actual Test
This test is done at the Advanced Reproductive Medicine office at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion located at 1635 N. Ursula Street. The office is on the third floor. Pre-register in the office 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
The procedure involves the use of a speculum (the same instrument used for Pap smear exams). The speculum helps open the vagina so the cervix can be seen. A small catheter is passed into the uterus to instill sterile water to dilate (enlarge) the uterine cavity. Several ultrasound pictures are taken and then the instruments are removed. Cramping occurs while the uterus if full of fluid and for about 15 minutes after the procedure.
After the Test
If you have any questions or problems, call the physician who performed the test or Advanced Reproductive Medicine at 720-848-1690, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
AFTER 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call 720-848-1690 and ask for the doctor on call for Reproductive Endocrinology. The answering service will have the doctor return your call. If unable to reach your health-care provider call the Emergency Department at 720-848-9111.
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