What Does a Sonohysterogram Test For and How Does It Feel?

We understand that it can be confusing when you hear medical terms such as sonohysterogram, and that’s why we believe education is such an important part of your overall healthcare wellness. If you’re trying to get pregnant, or have been told you have uterine abnormalities, then one of our gynecologists in Raleigh may have said you need this test that is performed in our office. 

We’ll take the mystery out of this procedure, explaining what it is, when you would need one, and what it feels like. 

What Is a Sonohysterogram?

This is a type of ultrasound. It utilizes sound waves to create a picture of the uterine lining by filling the uterus with a saline solution. It provides a detailed image of the uterine lining that will help us diagnose and treat health problems related to your uterus. 

What Does a Sonohysterogram Test For?

If you’ve had multiple miscarriages, abnormal bleeding, or other uterine problems, this procedure can find answers. It’s frequently used to test for:

  • Uterine growths such as fibroids and polyps
  • Determining the size and depth of any abnormal growths
  • Problems with the uterine lining
  • Checking for an abnormally shaped uterus
  • Determining the thickness of the uterine lining

Is a Sonohysterogram Necessary for IVF?

If you’re considering IVF, it’s not unusual for your doctor to order a sonohysterogram. The reason is that it can help determine if any abnormalities may impact how successful IVP will or will not be. 

How Painful is a Sonohysterogram?

Most women report that it is not painful, but simply uncomfortable. You may experience some mild cramping, but the entire procedure is typically over in less than 30 minutes. You will likely be advised by your doctor to take some over-the-counter pain reliever prior to your procedure.

How Long Do You Bleed After a Sonohysterogram?

You shouldn’t be surprised if you experience some minimal bleeding after the procedure. Typically, the bleeding stops after a day or two. 

Does Insurance Cover a Sonohysterogram?

There are so many variables among health insurance carriers, that your best option is to speak with your insurance representative. Only then can you get a more accurate picture of what will be covered and what will not. 

Associates in Women’s Healthcare Is Pleased to Offer Several In-Office Procedures for Your Convenience

We understand that access to quality healthcare is also about making it as convenient as possible for you to have the services you need. That’s why we offer not only labs but ultrasounds, screenings, and other procedures from the comfort of our own office—saving you both time and money. 

Did you know that many surgeries used to require a hospital admission that can now be conducted in-office? 

Some of the in-office procedures we offer include:

Are you having problems with irregular periods? Are you hoping to get pregnant? Maybe you’ve entered menopause and you want to know about hormone replacement options. We’re here to help serve you and prevent health problems before they develop into more serious issues. Contact us to schedule an appointment.