Approximately 25% of women with infertility have some degree of tubal blockage. Dr. Puthoff offers two tests to determine whether fallopian tubes are open and functioning normally. Each of these tests can be completed in about 10 minutes and each serves a slightly different purpose. The test that’s right for you will depend on prior testing as well as your medical and/or surgical history.
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): This is the most common tubal test and involves injecting an X-ray contrast fluid inside the uterus and watching how it travel through the tubes. During this procedure, Dr. Puthoff uses a small catheter to inject the contrast fluid and this allows him to see if either tube is blocked.