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 a transducer, a device that sends sound waves into the body, 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.