at Interventional Radiology, P.C.
James Silberzweig, MD
200 West 57th Street, Suite 407
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 246-2063
We routinely perform the HSG exam with water-soluble contrast to check if your fallopian tubes are open.
The exam can be followed by the injection of an oil-soluble contrast (Lipiodol flush). Using Lipiodol has demonstrated enhanced fertility outcomes among women with endometriosis and unexplained infertility during the six months following the procedure. If you're interested in this option, discuss it with your doctor.
HSG EXAM INSTRUCTIONS
1. There are no dietary restrictions before your HSG exam.
2. Take medication for cramps (e.g., ibuprofen, Tylenol) 30-60 minutes before your appointment.
3. You may experience light bleeding/spotting following the exam, so we advise you to bring a pad or liner.
4. Following your exam, drink lots of liquids to help clear the contrast. Also, don't hesitate to take medication if you experience cramps.
5. If you have any questions about your HSG exam, call our office at (212) 246-2063.