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Hysterosalpingogram (HSG or sometimes called “dye test)

Important Patient Scheduling Information

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an x-ray that is useful in determining whether the fallopian tubes and uterus are normally structured and whether the tubes are open. Several studies have shown there is a fertility enhancing effect after a HSG. Please take time to read the enclosed “Fact Sheet” which provides a complete explanation of the procedure and the risks involved.

Scheduling Your HSG

A HSG test is performed between days 6 to 12 of the menstrual cycle. For your safety, if you are allergic to shellfish or iodine, or have had a prior reaction to X-ray dye, it is preferable that the procedure be scheduled at a hospital.
To schedule the hysterosalpingogram (HSG) at The Reproductive Medicine Group, please call any of our four offices at the onset of your period the month you will have the test performed. It is important to arrive on time for your procedure at our Fletcher office located at 5245 E Fletcher Avenue, Suite 1, Tampa, FL 33603. If you find the need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, kindly give 48 hours’ notice so we can use this time to accommodate other patients.

Preparing For Your Procedure

Please remember to take the medications prescribed by your physician to prepare you for this procedure. Vibramycin is an antibiotic often used to prevent potential infection, and Anaprox will help to alleviate any pain you may experience after the procedure.
Upon your arrival for your HSG procedure, you will be asked to provide a urine sample to rule out pregnancy and will be given a consent form to read prior to the start of your procedure.

What To Expect After Your Procedure

After your procedure, you may experience cramping for several minutes. Sometimes there is mild bleeding or spotting after a HSG. If you have bleeding that is heavier than a menstrual cycle, or a temperature above 100.4, please call your physician for follow up and evaluation.

Results

Results from your procedure will be forwarded to your physician for review and discussion with you. We look forward to participating in your care and will strive to keep you as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
The Physicians and Staff of The Reproductive Medicine Group