HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM (HSG) or SONOHYSTEROGRAM (sonoHSN)
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a diagnostic x-ray procedure and a sonohysterogram (sonoHSN) is a diagnostic ultrasound procedure, each of which allows us to determine if the fallopian tubes are open and evaluate the uterine cavity. This test is done day 5-11 of your menstrual cycle. We want to do it after your menstrual flow stops, but before you ovulate. Call the office when your menstrual period starts so we may schedule the test for a convenient time. The actual procedure takes a few minutes, but please allocate 60-90 minutes in your schedule. This procedure may cause some menstrual cramping/pain or vaginal bleeding.
Selective Salpingrography and Wire guide tubal catheterization are procedures to unblock proximal occlusion of the fallopian tubes. These procedures can be done with your hysterosalpingogram (HSG), if it is done by a trained reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Levrant has been performing these procedures for over 20 years.
Dr. Levrant does most HSGs in Tinley Woods Surgery Center, but can also do them in the Radiology Department in Community Hospital, Munster IN.
Sonohysterograms, also referred to as saline infusion sonograms, are office based procedures done in both the Tinley Park and Munster offices.
Dr. Levrant tries to make hysterosalpingograms and sonohysterograms as comfortable as possible.