If you’re experiencing repeated miscarriages, abnormal uterine bleeding, or infertility, Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN offers a special type of ultrasound to get to the bottom of your condition. It’s a noninvasive exam called a sonohysterogram — and it usually takes less than 30 minutes. Call one of the offices in Duluth and Dunwoody, Georgia, to find out about the advantages of a sonohysterogram or request your appointment online.
A sonohysterogram is a special type of ultrasound exam. You may also hear it called sonohysterography. It’s a type of women’s health exam that’s quick, safe, and painless.
Your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN performs a sonohysterogram to see the inside of your uterus. The exam is similar to ultrasound in that it uses sound waves, not radiation.
The sound waves create images your provider can see on a computer. However, a sonohysterogram also involves fluid that’s inserted into your uterus through your cervix, using a thin plastic tube. The fluid shows your uterus and other organs in more detail than with ultrasound alone.
Your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN provider recommends a sonohysterogram to find the source of women’s health problems, including recurring miscarriages, abnormal uterine bleeding, and infertility. This exam can reveal:
This test also can indicate whether there are issues with the lining of your uterus, which is called the endometrium, and detect a blockage in your fallopian tubes that may be causing infertility.
This process is similar to a regular vaginal ultrasound. You recline on your back in an exam room at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN with your knees bent. You’re awake during the test.
Your provider inserts a slim wand called an ultrasound transducer into your vagina. This transducer is covered with a disposable covering and a special gel. Next, your provider threads a thin, flexible tube through your cervix. They send a saline solution through the tube into your uterus.
As this happens, the transducer sends high-frequency sound waves into your organs and tissues. This process creates real-time, high-quality images of the inside of your uterus. Your provider uses the information gleaned from these images to diagnose a number of different health conditions.
In some cases, your provider uses Doppler ultrasound at the same time, with the same transducer. This type of ultrasound provides information about blood flowing in your uterus.
A sonohysterogram can find underlying health issues causing irregular bleeding, miscarriage, and other problems. To book your sonohysterogram, call one of Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN’s convenient locations today or schedule an appointment online.