Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

This is a test to assess whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked. It also assesses the inside cavity of the womb. During this procedure a radio opaque dye (a dye which can be seen on an X-ray) is injected through the neck of the womb (cervix). The dye will pass up through the womb and if the tubes are open, will pass through the tubes into the pelvis. This will be seen on the X-ray.

For this test you will need to visit a specialised x-ray centre. Our staff can advise you on recommended units for this test in Trinidad and Tobago. This procedure is performed while you are awake. It is quite safe but a small number of people may be allergic to the dye. A doctor is present in case of this. Some patients complain of discomfort during the procedure, so it is advisable to take some simple painkillers such as Paracetamol beforehand.