Hysterosonography or a sonohysterogram is used for further evaluation of the uterus and the uterine lining (endometrium).
How is the test performed?
The test is similar to a pelvic exam and is performed by a radiologist and a sonographer. A speculum is used to localize and clean the cervix. Then, the sonographer uses the sonographer small tools to take images of the uterus and uterine lining.
How should I prepare?
The procedure generally takes only a few minutes. Some women experience menstrual-like cramping during and after the exam. An over the counter analgesic may be taken 30 minutes prior to the exam to lessen discomfort. This procedure should be performed during days 5-9 of the menstrual cycle. The exam cannot be performed during your menstrual period, if you have a vaginal infection or if there is a possibility of pregnancy.