Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) & Tubal Evaluation

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What Is a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a simple radiological technique that is used to undertake a tubal evaluation by assessing the shape and size of the uterine cavity and the patency of the fallopian tubes. It begins with the infusion of an opaque dye into the cervical canal via an instrument. This dye eventually permeates into the uterus and the fallopian tubes, accentuating blockages in the fallopian tubes by staying concentrated in a specific region. The procedure is usually undertaken in the window between the sixth and tenth day of the menstrual cycle.

Why Choose a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is commonly performed to examine women for whom natural conception is proving to be a challenge.

Patency of Fallopian Tubes

Through an HSG, your doctor can view the structure of your uterus, and also explore the patency of your fallopian tubes. If there is any tubal obstruction or uterine scarring, your fertility consultant will design a suitable treatment solution for you, to augment your chances of conceiving a baby.

Recurrent Miscarriages

If you have experienced repeated miscarriages, it is possible that they have been caused by inherent or acquired inconsistencies of the uterus. An HSG can help in ascertaining the presence of tumours, adhesions and fibroids, which are all hindrances to fertility.

Is a Hysterosalpingogram Right for Me?

If you have been experiencing difficulty conceiving, it is possible that your body may be telling you something. For some women, infertility is caused by a tubal blockage, meaning that a fresh egg can never make its way down the fallopian tube. Thus, the egg stops short of reaching the uterus, ending its chances of meeting a potential sperm. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) can determine whether a tubal blockage exists, and if so, how you can overcome it.

What Are the Steps of a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a smooth and short procedure that usually lasts no longer than half an hour.

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Cannula Placement

To begin with, a small cylindrical tool, called a speculum, is gently inserted into the vagina to dilate it. Then, a cannula is placed inside the cervical canal.

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Release of Contrast Dye

Once the cannula is in place, the speculum is removed, and a fluoroscopy camera is activated. Slowly, a contrast dye is released through the catheter into the vaginal canal. The dye then glides up to the uterine cavity, fallopian tubes and peritoneal cavity.

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Digital Imagery

The dye projects a deep contrast to the light-hued organs in the abdominal cavity. Fluoroscopic images of the abdominal region are then captured digitally for examination. If your doctor detects an abnormality, your procedure may be extended so that a delayed image of the spread can be taken. Based on the problem, your fertility consultant will suggest a tailor-made treatment for you.

What Are the Risks of a Hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) procedure presents minor risks, although the merits of the routine outbalance the drawbacks.

Exposure to Radiation

There are theories that prolonged periods of radiation can act as a catalyst for cancer. However, on Cloudnine, our HSG routines are gentle and measured, allowing for a diagnosis while keeping the risk of radiation at bay.

Exacerbation of Infections

If you have previously been diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disorder or a sexually transmitted disease, an HSG could exacerbate your condition. Be sure to detail your medical history to your fertility specialist, so that a customised treatment plan can be drawn out for you.

TESTIMONIALS

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Cloudnine Helped Us Realise Our Long-Held Dream of Parenthood.
Dr. Radhika Sheth was our pillar of strength throughout our days of infertility. When we consulted her, she suggested that my wife and I pursue fertility treatment on Cloudnine. Cloudnine gave us the best of both worlds; the comfort of consulting Dr. Sheth and easy access to first-class amenities. Over the span of 4 months, we underwent 6 treatment cycles in order to beat our stubborn condition. And in the end, our persistence paid off. Thanks to Dr. Sheth, we conceived. We were so content with our experience, that we opted to continue our affiliation to Cloudnine with their signature maternity experience. After all, Cloudnine helped us realise our long-held dream of parenthood.

Mr. Amit Kumar
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My fertility treatment plan on Cloudnine was composed of an HSG test followed by two IVF cycles. The experience was very good, and if it weren’t for the support and encouragement I received from the doctors and nurses, I wouldn’t have become a mother to my baby boy. I am thankful to Cloudnine for giving me the gift of motherhood.

Mrs Meena
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I was referred to Dr. Uma Maheshwari early this year. At the outset, it was an emotional experience, but Dr. Maheshwari and all the nurses, especially Divya, Omana and Ranjitha, were warm and embraced me like they would, family. Dr. Uma was very caring and always remembered every little detail about my pregnancy. Best of all, she was available when we needed her.
I consider Cloudnine a very lucky place. I came here looking to go through fertility procedures and artificial conception but ended up conceiving naturally. I would recommend Dr. Maheshwari and her entire team to those looking for quality fertility solutions. Thanks to the entire team for taking such good care of me.

Mrs Rakshambi Kai K
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I opted to meet Dr. Radhika Sheth at Cloudnine Hospital, Malad, to discuss fertility treatment options. I knew I’d made the right choice when I discovered how approachable she was. She was very cooperative, always available, ever-smiling and full of positive energy. Not only did she suggest the right treatment plan for me, she worked hard to make me feel special along the way.

Mrs Shruti Pansari
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I am extremely pleased with the experience we had with Dr. Radhika Sheth. After having undergone fruitless fertility treatments for more than two years with other doctors, I was finally able to conceive after an IVF cycle administered by Dr. Sheth. Needless to say, she was very helpful and supportive throughout my treatment tenure. I am and always will be eternally thankful to Dr. Sheth for giving me my precious bundle of joy.

Mrs. Bhumika Vashisth
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I am extremely happy with the treatment we received from Dr. Radhika Sheth and her team at Cloudnine Clinic. The doctor devoted ample time to hearing about our medical history, present problems and general issues we were facing. She was very understanding and would patiently answer all the questions we asked her. During the first visit itself, Dr. Sheth assured us that we would get pregnant; that there was absolutely no doubt about it. Hearing those words was a big relief and instantly boosted our confidence. We started our fertility treatment last year, after which, much to our delight, we finally conceived. We are eagerly awaiting our baby now and can hardly express our happiness in words. We consider ourselves very lucky that God directed us to Cloudnine Clinic.
Thanks to Dr. Radhika Sheth and her entire team for making our journey to conception worthwhile. Last but not the least, a big thumbs up to all the administration staff for the wonderful operational support.

Mrs Vaishnavi Ghosalkar
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I am very happy to share experience I had with Sure. I tried to conceive from past 1 year without any success. I had gone to many doctors in Bangalore and at my hometown but I couldn’t conceive. I came to know about Sure from Cloudnine hospital. I had posted a message for appointment and I immediately got a call from Sure. I was amazed with their immediate response. This experience continued. I got an appointment with Dr. Jyothi Menon and was very much satisfied with her answers during my first visit itself. I got confidence with her words. Based on her advice, we thought of going for a treatment at Sure. Her way of treatment was very good. We had to visit Sure 4-5 times in the first cycle. My first cycle at Sure was successful. I am 3 months pregnant now. I am very thankful to Dr. Jyothi Menon. Staff at sure are really caring, supportive and are cool in answering all the questions. Especially I need to mention about Swetha at reception. I had very good experience with her every time I go there. Ambience at sure is very good and hygienic. Nursing staff is also very caring.Overall it was a wonderful experience.

Mrs. Asha
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Doctor was available as per the appointment which is very much appreciated. Doctor spoke to us in a very encouraging manner and presented the facts clearly. Support staffs were very polite and responded to situation. GREAT SERVICE!

Mrs. Harini
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The team is fantastic, very co-operative and knows their jobs. At OT sister Shyamala was at most courteous, understanding by sharing her love and affection to me. The admin team is well managed and carry their duties effectively GRE-Geetha and others. The other nurses Sangeetha, Sherly others whose name I am not able to recollect were very good especially while injections. Overall very impressed with the setup and have started referring people.

Mrs. Jaya
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It was a wonderful experience, I am very glad with the way all the doctors, nurses have supported me. Hope to see the clinic grow bigger and maintain its reputation throughout. Thanks to all of you and I hope to come back as a ‘MOM’.

Mrs. Payal

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