Hysterosalpingography, also called uterosalpingography, is an x-ray examination of a woman's uterus and fallopian tubes that uses a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material. An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Preparation for the procedure
The exam should take place on days 7-10 after the beginning of your last menstrual bleeding.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled exam time.
You will be given a contrast screening form to complete.
The technologist will verify your identification and exam requested.
There will be an opportunity for you to talk to the radiologist about the plan for the procedure and give your consent.
During the procedure
The duration of the procedure will vary, but the average is about 45 minutes.
The technologist will position you on the exam table.
The technologist and radiologist will be available to answer any questions.
After the procedure
The patient may experience vaginal spotting (bleeding) and pelvic cramps for 1 day after the procedure.

Tylenol may be taken as indicated after the procedure for pain relief.
If you experience increased pain, fever, or heavy bleeding after the exam, contact your doctor immediately.

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