What is a hysterosonogram?
A hysterosonogram is a procedure designed to image the uterus and fallopian tubes. Typically, a catheter is placed in the cervical canal or uterine cavity and held in place by inflating a balloon at the tip. Transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound is used to visualize the uterus while fluid is injected through the catheter into the uterine cavity. This fluid may be water, saline (salt-water), or special fluid designed to be seen during ultrasound. Hysterosonogram risks are uncommon.
What are some hysterosonogram risks?
Bleeding: Small amounts of blood loss are common during this procedure and may result from trauma related to catheter placement or irritation of the uterine lining. Occasionally, dilation of the cervical canal to assist with catheter placement may cause some bleeding.
Possible Side effects of hysterosonogram
Uterine/ vaginal bleeding
Nausea or vomiting