Does a HSG hurt more if your tubes are blocked?
Managing HSG Discomfort In most women, the dye painlessly passes through the uterus, through the fallopian tubes, and out into the abdominal cavity. However, if your tubes are blocked, the dye can cause pressure. This is what can then lead to substantial discomfort or even pain.
Do you still ovulate if your tubes are blocked?
If there is a blockage in one of the Fallopian tubes, the obstruction will most likely not affect fertility because the eggs can still move to the uterus through the unblocked tube. In such a case, a doctor will recommend fertility medication to increase the chances of ovulating on the unaffected side.
Does HSG Test affect ovulation?
Does a hysterosalpingogram enhance fertility? It is controversial whether this procedure enhances fertility. Some studies show a slight increase in fertility lasting about 3 months after a normal HSG. However, most doctors perform HSG only for diagnostic reasons.
What happens if HSG showed blocked tubes?
Test Results If the report shows that your fallopian tubes are blocked, you might need a procedure called a laparoscopy. It lets your doctor look directly at the fallopian tubes. They may also recommend in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
Can a HSG test clear blocked tubes?
(Though HSG cannot repair or open the serious blockages.) If this is the case, the HSG test result will show unblocked fallopian tubes. However, some contrast may seem to stop and then continue on the x-ray. This may be the dye breaking through very thin adhesions.
Where does the egg go if your fallopian tubes are blocked?
If your fallopian tubes are completely blocked, an egg cannot travel through them to your womb. You will need to be treated by a fertility specialist to become pregnant. Your doctor may occasionally be able to open the tubes with surgery.
Are you more fertile after HSG?
Studies have shown that there is up to 30% increased pregnancy rates for the first 3 months after an HSG for couples with unexplained infertility. It is presumed that the dye itself flushes out debris (also known as “tubal goo”) and if that was all that was preventing pregnancy, you conceive within 3 months.
How can I unblock my tubes naturally?
Natural Treatments for Blocked Fallopian Tubes
- Vitamin C.
- Dong quai.
- Vaginal steaming.