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What Is A Sonohysterogram

At Women for Women Obstetrics & Gynecology, our team understands the importance of providing women with a haven to receive medical care. We offer a wide range of tests and services to ensure women remain safe and healthy. One of these services is offering sonohysterograms for women in need. To learn more about this service and if it can benefit you, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

What Is A Sonohysterogram?

A sonohysterogram is an imaging test used to examine the uterus. It is performed by inserting fluids into the uterus through the cervix to allow the uterine lining to be examined. As opposed to a routine ultrasound, sonohysterograms enable our doctors to better understand the structures that need examining.  

What Are They Used For?  

There are several reasons that a doctor may recommend you undergo this type of imaging test. At Women for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology, we want patients to feel comfortable coming to us for this procedure. We are well versed in this area and will use this test to find the desired results. There are various things that a sonohysterogram can test for, including the below:

  • Determining if there is any blockage within your fallopian tubes.
  • Examining scar tissue, such as endometriosis.
  • Identifying any abnormal growths, uterine fibroids, and polyps.
  • Identifying any irregularities in the uterine lining.
  • Looking for any potential causes of miscarriages or the inability to get pregnant. 

What To Expect During The Examination

As previously stated, our team wants women who need a sonohysterogram to be as comfortable as possible when coming in for this type of examination. We want to break down what you can expect to take place during one to help with this. The first step will be administering a pregnancy test as you shouldn’t undergo this test if you are pregnant. Once this is done, the three main parts of this examination can take place, including the below:

  • Performing a transvaginal ultrasound: This involves inserting a unique ultrasound tube into the vagina. It allows doctors to perform an initial scan of the uterus before injecting the necessary fluids for the remainder of the examination.     
  • Inserting fluid into the uterus: Following the ultrasound, our doctor will insert a special tool called a speculum into the vagina. This tool allows our doctor to hold the vagina open, so cleaning the cervix can occur. Once this is done, fluid will be inserted through the cervical opening.
  • Performing the ultrasound: The final step of this examination is performing the ultrasound once the fluid has been inserted. It’s important to remember that it is normal to experience cramping when the fluid is put in place. Our doctor will use the ultrasound to check your uterine lining and examine the liquids’ flow from your uterus to the fallopian tubes. Expect the entirety of this examination to last around half an hour.

Recovery Process

The recovery process for this procedure is a relatively simple one. Most patients will be able to return to their daily activities immediately after its completion. There are usually no adverse side effects. However, it’s normal to experience slight discomfort for a few days. Any light bleeding that is experienced will likely stop within a few days.

Schedule Your Appointment

At Women for Women Obstetrics and Gynecology, our primary goal is to keep women healthy and safe. We understand the importance of our services, which is why we work diligently to provide the best quality of care for all of our patients. If you need to undergo a sonohysterogram, or would like to learn more about our services, be sure to contact our team today and schedule an appointment!