Echohysterosalpingography (EchoHSG) is ultrasound diagnostics of tubal patency and the state of the uterine cavity. EchoHSG is a virtually painless, most gentle and minimally invasive procedure among all methods used to examine the patency of the fallopian tubes. The informativity of ultrasonic hysterosalpingography is 80-91%.
Indications for echohysterosalpingography
Patency of the fallopian tubes is one of the conditions for successful fertilisation. When planning pregnancy, tubal patency testing is an integral part of the women's examination. You need to pass EchoHSG in all of the following cases:
planning of pregnancy;
tubal infertility diagnostics;
uterine fibroid diagnostics;
endometrial polyp diagnostics;
endometrial hyperplasia diagnostics;
uterus abnormality diagnostics;
cervical incompetence diagnostics.
Preparations for EchoHSG – an examination of tubal patency – include tests for infection and vaginal and genital tract swabs. Tests must be completed 10 days before the expected date of the examination.
The fallopian tube patency test is performed in the first phase of the menstrual cycle, immediately after the cessation of menstrual bleeding.
The exact date of EchoHSG will be assigned by your consultant physician, based on the data provided by you.
IMPORTANT: common infectious processes in the body, inflammatory processes in the uterus and uterine appendages, cardiovascular insufficiency, high ESR level and an increase in the number of white blood cells identified in blood and urine tests – all these are contraindications for conducting
Echohysterosalpingography at MAMA Riga Clinic
Modern gynaecological practice utilises various methods of tubal patency examination. Here at МАМА Clinic, we perform tubal patency examination by way of echohysterosalpingography called "tubal patency ultrasound" by many patients.
EchoHSG in MAMA RIGA Clinic includes:
gynaecologist/fertility specialist consultation;
introduction of a contrast material;
physician's report and recommendations.EchoHSG analysis of the patency of the fallopian tubes is an outpatient procedure that takes 15-30 minutes. A woman lies in the gynaecological examination chair; the physician gradually introduces the contrast material into the vagina and registers the dynamics using an ultrasound device.
The entire procedure is performed without the use of anaesthesia. At the time of tubal patency examination and 2-3 hours after the procedure, a woman may experience discomfort and feel slight dragging pain in the lower abdomen, which pass off after the intake of antispasmodics. Minor secretions from the genital tract may be experienced within 1-2 days after the examination.
Echohysterosalpingography is a "gold standard" of the tubal patency examinations. At MAMA RIGA Clinic, we provide expert-class EchoHSG's – we may offer the most modern equipment and services of highly qualified experts experienced at performing the tubal patency examination.