Detect Abnormalities

What is Sonohysterography?

  • Sonohysterography is a type of ultrasound exam.
  • Sterile fluid is put into the uterus through the cervix using a thin plastic catheter or tube. tube.
  • The fluid helps show more detail than when ultrasound is used alone.
  • This test can be done in the clinic.
  • It usually takes less than 20 minutes.

For what reasons is a sonohysterography performed?

It can be useful to find the underlying cause of many problems, like infertility and repeated miscarriage. It is able to detect:

  • Abnormal growths inside the uterus, such as fibroids or polyps, and information about their size and depth.
  • Sterile Scar tissue inside the uterus.
  • Abnormal uterine shape.
  • Problems with the lining of the uterus.
  • Whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked.

When to do & When not to do sonohysterography?

  • Sonohysterography is not done if you are or could be pregnant or if you have a pelvic infection.
  • The test usually is scheduled at a time in your menstrual cycle after your period has stopped.
  • If you are bleeding at the time of the test, the results may not be as clear.

How to do Sonohysterography?

  • It is done when bladder is empty.
  • You will be asked to undress from the waist down and lie on an exam table.
  • If we think of any infection, patient may need to take antibiotics to clear up the infection before you have the procedure.

What are the main steps of a sonohysterography?

Sonohysterography has three main steps:

  1. Performing an initial transvaginal ultrasound exam
  2. Putting fluid inside the uterus, and
  3. repeating an ultrasound exam.

How is the fluid put inside the uterus for a sonohysterography?

  • After the first transvaginal ultrasound exam, the transducer is removed.
  • A speculum is placed in the vagina. It holds the vagina open. A swab is passed through the speculum to clean the cervix.
  • Next, a thin tube is inserted into the vagina and placed in the opening of the cervix or inside the uterus. The speculum then is removed.
  • The transducer is placed in the vagina again. A sterile fluid is slowly passed through the tube. Cramping may occur as the fluid goes into the uterus.

What happens after the fluid is put inside the uterus for a sonohysterography?

  • When the uterus is filled with fluid, ultrasound images are made of the inside of the uterus and the uterine lining.
  • If the test is being done to assess your fallopian tubes, fluid containing bubbles is placed inside the uterus through the tube.
  • The bubbles make the fluid easier to see. The pathway of the fluid through the fallopian tubes is noted on ultrasound.

What can I expect after a sonohysterography?

  • Most women are able to go home right away and are back to their normal activities that day.
  • Some of the following symptoms may occur after the test:
    • 1. Cramping
    • 2. Spotting or light bleeding
    • 3. Watery discharge

What are the risks of a sonohysterography?

  • This test is very safe, but there is a rare risk of pelvic infection.