Preparation for Sonosalpingography

August 1, 2018

It is not a hidden fact that most of the couples today are facing infertility issues. With the modern day science and technology, many tests have come forward which are being prescribed by the doctors to check the reason behind the conceiving issues.

Sonosalpinography or SSG is one such procedure using which one checks the patency of the fallopian tube. It is one of the major tests used as a part of infertility tests that takes only 10- 15 minutes to carry out. Plus, it does not have any side effects making it the most popular infertility test.

Just like every other procedure, this diagnostic method also needs certain preparation and conditions. Let us know more about them.


The first and foremost thing that a woman must know before going for this test is that it takes place 8-10 days after your monthly menstrual cycle and not during the cycle.

The procedure may become painful for some women. However, there is nothing to worry about. Your doctor may prescribe you with some pain medications to reduce the pain which is similar to period cramping.

In addition, you must empty your bladder before going for the test and carry some extra sanitary pads or tampons as there may be some discharge after the procedure.


In the procedure, no anesthetic is used. A small amount of saline is injected into your uterus which helps in getting a clear view of the inside of your uterus. The procedure is non-invasive and does not expose the patient to any radiation.

What it needs is an ultrasound machine, a thin tube and an injection


After the procedure, you will be asked to rest in the recovery room. Herein, you can have a light meal if you like. After 2 hours of rest, you are discharged after which you can continue with your life without any problems.

This procedure which follows quite a simple process, does not require a lot of preparations from your side. Just a few things to know.




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