Type of examination by X-ray is called Hysterosalphingography.
Type of examination by X-ray is called Hysterosalphingography. Hysterosalphingography helpful examination of the uterine tube channel and the surrounding structures. In tests performed after radiation Hysterosalphingography doctor injecting a special contrast liquid through the uterine tubes and channels. The contrast fluid has properties which enable it to appear on X-rays.
X-rays on the uterus and fallopian tubes are generally carried out as part of the examination of sterility. Although ultrasound has replaced this examination for the detection of foreign bodies, such as a tool stuck in the womb, but ultrasound can not evaluate tubal (channel) with the obvious, which is the main goal Hysterosalphingography test.
Why Hysterosalphingography test done?
Hysterosalphingography tests done because of the following reasons:
For confirmation of the fallopian such as attachment disorders, and obstruction.
To confirm abnormalities in the uterus, such as foreign bodies, congenital malformations and traumatic wounds.
To confirm the existence of adhesions or fistula peritubal
To help evaluate the miscarried fetus or fistula
To check the results of surgery, especially procedures for repair of the uterus and fallopian reconstruction.
What should you know before the test Hysterosalphingography?
You will learn Hysterosalphingography tests, including who will do, where and the approximate duration of the test (about 15 minutes).
Tell your doctor or nurse if you are thinking about blood clotting disorders. Also if you are allergic to shellfish (like oysters or shrimp), iodine, or contrast fluid to another medical examination.
Prepare yourself to feel the cramps are due Hysterosalphingography procedure. You will get a mild sleeping pill.
You need to sign a letter stating your approval to conduct the tests Hysterosalphingography. Be sure to read this letter carefully and ask if there are parts you do not understand.
What happens during the test Hysterosalphingography?
You will lie on the examination table with legs attached to the pedal. The doctor inserts a speculum in the vagina and cervix clean.
Then the doctor inserts a catheter in the cervix, and the contrast fluid injected via tail catheter. Performed by X-ray radiation.
What happens after the test Hysterosalphingography?
Tell the nurse if you feel heat or pain.
Cramps, nausea and dizziness should go away /
Are tests Hysterosalphingography risky?
Hysterosalphingography tests should not be performed on women who are menstruating or women with undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
Hysterosalphingography tests can cause uterine perforation and exposure to harmful radiation.
What is a normal result?
Normally X-rays will reveal that symmetrical uterine cavity. Contrast fluid runs through the fallopian tubes with a normal caliber, out freely into the peritoneal cavity and no leakage of the uterus.
What is meant by an abnormal result?
The uterus is not symmetrical in X-rays support the attachment or the period in the uterus, such as connective tissue or foreign objects. Failure to flow through the fallopian tubes to support the existence of partial or total blockage. Leakage of contrast fluid through the wall of the uterus to support the existence of fistula. Laparoscopy (inserting a small fiber optic telescope) with the injection of contrast fluid may help confirm these findings.