Types of IVF Treatments And The Procedure of HSG Treatment

Who Needs An HSG (Hysterosalpingogram)

IVF has become the best treatment and most common treatment. It is a complex process. It involves taking eggs from ovaries. It combines with sperm in a lab for fertilization. After fertilization, the fertilized egg is placed inside the uterus. The full form of the In-vitro-fertility. 

IVF treatments are done at the IVF Centre in India. Many tests are taken under treatments of IVF, such as HSG. It is a very common test.

What is the HSG test? 

The HSG stands for Hysterosalpingography. It is a type of X-ray procedure. Hysterosalpingography is a test that clicks the images of the inner side of the uterus and fallopian tubes and gives you an idea about the cause of fertilization. If there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes, the HSG team can detect it. It is based on a fluoroscopic X-ray.

Preparation of the HSG test

Several steps are followed during the HSG test 

  • Timing: it usually occurs between the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle. The test clears the image that a woman is not pregnant and takes clearer images of the reproductive organs of a female. 
  • Medications: patients should Inform the doctor about any medication history that they are taking to check the allergic reaction in their body 
  • Pain Relief: Taking over-the-counter pain relievers before the procedure can help manage potential discomfort.
  • Hygiene: doctors give you the instructions to clean the vaginal area first, just to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Support: patients should bring a partner or family member with them for support and to take them back to their home after the test. 

Steps of HSG Procedure

There are some steps that are followed by the professionalist while taking the test.

  • Preparation of the test: Your advisor advises you to come for the test within the first 10 days of the menstrual cycle. These days, ensure that you are not pregnant. The results these days are more accurate. If you face any difficulty after the test, visit your doctor without wasting your time. 
  • Catheter Insertion: You have to wear a hospital gown and lie down on an examination table. A speculum is placed into the female sexual organ called the vagina just to see the cervix. With the help of a thin and flexible catheter and with proper care and guidance, a catheter is inserted into the uterus by following the way of the cervix. 
  • Inject the contrast dye: after the placement of the catheter, the dye is injected through this catheter. The contrast dye increases the vision of reproductive organs. 
  • Imaging process: The flow of the injection under the reproductive organs clicks a series of pictures to know the inner condition of the fallopian tubes and the uterus. 
  • Completion of the process: When the relevant picture is clicked, the catheter is removed, and the doctor gives you some health care tips after the completion of the HSG test. 

Benefits of HSG test 

The chance of pregnancy is also clear. The shape, size, and anatomy of the uterus are in front of you after the test. The HSG is helpful to provide spot issues in your reproductive tract. This spot can be responsible for your infertility. ICSI is a treatment for men who are suffering from infertility. It is performed as part of in vitro fertilization treatment. In this treatment, the sperm is injected into the egg. You can get the best ICSI Treatment in Punjab at Dr. Sumita Sofat IVF Hospital.

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