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Sonohysterogram

What is a sonohysterogram?

A sonohysterogram is a procedure that uses an ultrasound, which provides information about the inside of the womb. This is similar to an ultrasound on your belly. The only difference is that the wand is inserted into your vagina instead of being placed on your belly.

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, or the opening to your womb. A soft, plastic tube will be inserted into the womb through your cervix. The speculum will then be removed and the provider will inject a small amount of salt water into your womb 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 womb. You will be able to watch what the provider is doing on an ultrasound monitor.

What are the risks?

What should I do to prepare for the procedure?

What should I expect during recovery?

Call your doctor if you experience:

Office number: (404) 778-3401, Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 5PM

For emergencies after hours calling this number will connect you to the paging operator who will page the Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility, REI doctor on call.

If your pain becomes severe, your fever rises above 100.4oF, or you have difficulty breathing call the REI on call physician.

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