What is a sonohysterogram?
A sonohysterogram is a procedure that uses an ultrasound, which provides information about the inside of the uterus. This is similar to an ultrasound on your belly, but the wand is inserted into your vagina instead of being placed on your stomach.
Why is a sonohysterogram needed?
A sonohysterogram can help diagnose uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths), polyps (an overgrowth of cells), and abnormal shapes of the uterine cavity.
What happens during the procedure?
A speculum will be inserted into your vagina, which is the same instrument used during a Pap smear. This allows your provider to see your cervix (the opening to your uterus). A soft, plastic tube will be inserted into the uterus through your cervix. The speculum will then be removed and the provider will inject a small amount of salt water into your uterus through the tube. You may experience mild cramping when the saline is injected. An ultrasound wand will be used to get a picture of your uterus on an ultrasound monitor.
What are the risks?
What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
What should I expect after the procedure?
You will be able to drive yourself home after this procedure. You may bring someone to drive you if you would like.
You may experience light bleeding and/or cramping for a few days after the procedure. You may take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever such as Motrin or Advil for cramping.
You may also leak salt water for a day or two. You may wear a pad.
There are no restrictions on your activities.
Call your doctor if you experience:
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