I’ve just started working with an RE after three losses this year (1 mc and 2 ectopic) and I’m scheduled for an saline sonohysterogram on Thursday to look at my tubes, but everything I can find online about SHG is talking about the uterus only, and HSG (similar but different test) to looks at the tubes. Has anyone on here had an SHG for tubal patency? I trust that my dr knows what she’s doing, but I just don’t know what to expect. Everything says that SHG is easier than HSG, but I’m wondering if that’s because they aren’t sending anything through the tubes. Just looking for experiences really.
squash / 13208 posts
Its been over 10 years for me but I had both procedures done - they did the SHG first and found fibroids - during my fibroid surgery they did the HSG and saw that my tubes were clear.
I would get clarification - if they think there is a problem with your tubes you definitely need the dye test
persimmon / 1409 posts
@Mamaof2: Thanks, I'm going to talk more to the doctor before the appointment tomorrow. She talked specifically about how they'd send saline and air bubbles through the tubes, and there are a few articles on pubmed evaluating saline ultrasonography as a method of determining tubal patency that show similar results to HSG, so I'm less worried about whether it will show the tubes and more about what the experience would be like.