|Female Reproductive Organs|
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Reasons for Test
- Abnormal bleeding
- Abnormal pubertal development
- Traumatic injury
- The presence of foreign objects
What to Expect
Prior to Test
- Schedule the test within the first 10 days after your period starts. This timing will decrease the chance of disturbing an unknown pregnancy.
Your doctor may ask you to:
- Take pain medication or antibiotics
- Take a laxative or enema
- Have a light meal the night before. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, unless told otherwise by your doctor.
- Plan to wear comfortable clothes.
- Arrange for a ride to and from the test.
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Increased pain
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Itching, hives , or rash
- Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org
Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.womenshealth.gov
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Hysterosalpingography. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq143.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20121219T1452148438. Updated August 2011. Accessed October 30, 2014.
Hysterosalpingography. Radiology Info—American College of Radiology webiste. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=hysterosalp. Updated February 12, 2014. Accessed October 30, 2014.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 10/2014 -
- Update Date: 01/15/2014 -