A gynecological procedure to help determine a women's fertility
This procedure involves taking an x-ray to see if the fallopian tubes (the tubes that a woman’s eggs, or ova, travel through) are open and if the shape of the uterine cavity is normal.
What happens during the procedure?
A device called a cannula is placed into the opening of the cervix. The physician then gently fills the uterus with a liquid containing iodine through the cannula. The liquid enters the fallopian tubes, outlines the length of the tubes, and comes out the ends if the tubes are open. Any abnormalities in the uterine cavity or fallopian tubes will be visible on a monitor.