Laparoscopy and Dye Test

This may be done instead of the HSG. It requires a short-lasting anaesthetic, which means that you will be put to sleep. It is a form of keyhole surgery. A small camera is placed into your abdomen through the belly button, giving a good view inside the pelvis. Any cysts, adhesions or endometriosis can then be identified and treated (if mild or moderate in severity).

A dye is injected through the cervix. If the tubes are open the dye is seen passing through the tubes and into the pelvis. If the tubes are blocked, the extent of the blockage may be identified. Other abnormalities of the tubes can also be identified and sometimes treated.