Hysterosalpingography is an x-ray examination of a woman’s uterus and fallopian tubes that uses a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material.
During the procedure:
- The duration of the procedure will vary, but the average is about 45 minutes.
- The technologist will position you on the exam table.
- The technologist and radiologist will be available to answer any questions.
After the procedure:
- The patient may experience vaginal spotting (bleeding) and pelvic cramps for 1 day after the procedure.
- Tylenol may be taken as indicated after the procedure for pain relief.
- If you experience increased pain, fever, or heavy bleeding after the exam, contact your doctor immediately.