A sonohysterogram is a specialized ultrasound procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the uterus and the lining of the uterus. This diagnostic test is performed to evaluate the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, or recurrent miscarriages. During the procedure, a small amount of fluid is injected through the cervix into the uterus to help visualize the inner lining of the uterus more clearly. Sonohysterogram is a safe and effective test that provides valuable information about the uterus and can help identify any underlying issues that may be affecting your reproductive health.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do I need a sonohysterogram?
Your doctor may recommend a sonohysterogram if you have abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, or recurrent miscarriages. This test can help identify any underlying issues with the uterus, such as polyps, fibroids, or other abnormalities that may be affecting your reproductive health.
How is a sonohysterogram performed?
The test is performed in the office by an OBGYN or radiologist. You will lie on an exam table and a speculum will be inserted into your vagina to visualize your cervix. A small amount of fluid is then injected into the uterus through a thin catheter inserted through the cervix. Ultrasound images are then taken to evaluate the uterus and its lining.
Is a sonohysterogram painful?
Most women do not experience significant pain during the test, but you may feel some mild cramping or discomfort when the fluid is injected into the uterus. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can be taken before the procedure to help minimize any discomfort.