Why It Is Done
A hysterosalpingogram is done to:
- Check for a blocked fallopian tube. The test often is done for a woman who is having a hard time becoming pregnant. An infection may cause severe scarring of the fallopian tubes and block the tubes, preventing pregnancy. Occasionally the dye used during a hysterosalpingogram will push through and open a blocked tube.
- Find problems in the uterus, such as an abnormal shape or structure, an injury, Reference polyps Opens New Window, Reference fibroids Opens New Window, Reference adhesions Opens New Window, or a foreign object in the uterus. These types of problems may cause painful menstrual periods or repeated Reference miscarriages Opens New Window.
- See whether surgery to reverse a Reference tubal ligation Opens New Window has been successful.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 1, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology