What is sonosalpingography and why is it performed?

Sonosalpingography is a scan that is used to find out the cause of failed pregnancy in the field of IVF treatment.According to the Best Foetal ultrasound specialist, SHG can help to affirm uterine abnormalities observed during a routine ultrasound.

For starters, inside the uterine cavity, women with repeated premature delivery may have difficulties. It is also likely to locate polyps or suspected scar tissue within the uterus.  

Often known as the Sion exam, sonosalpingography (SSG) is a medical technique usually used for infertility investigations. 

Why is it performed?

Reasons for having Sonosalpingography include 

  • Abnormal bleeding from menstruation (extremely heavy or unusually light periods)

  • Abnormal cramps in menstruation

  • Until IVF therapy (to confirm there are no uterine problems that may interfere with embryo implantation)

  • For infertility

  • Spotting Mid-Cycle

  • Pain in the pelvic or strain

  • Post-menopausal hemorrhage

  • Recurrent loss from pregnancy


Preparations for Sonosalpingography  

It is Preferable to be performed after ending menstruation but before ovulation. You will also be tested for infections including Chlamydia and during this process, you will be given an oral antibiotic to avoid infection.

What is the SSG procedure?

You are going to be put in the normal gynecological exam role. Your doctor will insert a sterile speculum into the vagina after washing and draping it. She'll be able to see the entire cervix and the mouth with this. Then an antiseptic agent wipes the cervix.

Now she's going to introduce a soft plastic catheter into the cervical joint. If the cervix moves easily, this catheter can then advance deeper into the endometrial cavity. She will withdraw the speculum at this stage, which will make you better.

Then you place the transvaginal probe next to the catheter. She will drive about 10 to 30 ml of warm sterile saline under transvaginal sonographic guidance. This helps you to first imagine the interior of the uterus, followed by the right and left channels. After that, the catheter is removed and the operation is done.


What are SSG's risks and complexities?

Sonosalpingography is a healthy pregnancy measure. There is a very low chance of infection present. If you're pregnant, the procedure need not be performed. Tell the doctor if you believe it might be you. Often, whether you have an ongoing pelvic or menstrual infection, it should not be performed. It is an exceptionally secure technique that is generally carried out without any discomfort. 

Interpreting results

It may or may not be necessary for the doctor or technician who does the sonosalpingography to tell you the outcome. Soon after the test, you would arrange a follow-up with your doctor.

If the result was normal, the doctor would do the following:

  • Enabling the upcoming IVF loop

  • Using the data gained from your entire fertility assessment, create a fertility treatment plan

  • Order further tests to order 

When an abnormality is observed by a sonosalpingography, the next move partly depends on what the doctor has discovered and the purpose of examination.

Consult Best ultrasound specialist in greater Noida

Dr. Manju Whig Singh of 3D 4D Ultrasound, Greater Noida provides sonosalpingography test service and Provides the best advice and support throughout the pregnancy time.


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