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What is a Sonohysterogram? What is Done and Why do I Need it? What do I do with the Results?

March 22, 2018

A sonohysterogram is a commonly prescribed test for patients with irregular vaginal bleeding or those suspected of having an endometrial polyp or a submucus fibroid that lives in the lining of the uterus. 

 

A small catheter is placed in the cervix and fluid is instilled into the endometrial cavity, pushing the walls of the uterus away from each other, allowing the doctor to tell if there are any endometrial polyps or fibroids in the lining of the uterus. It can also detect certain congenital uterine abnormalities (abnormalities of the uterus that you are born with). 

 

The sonohysterogram can also tell you if the lining of the uterus is abnormally thickened.  If there is a polyp in the uterus it will need to be removed.  If there is a fibroid in the lining of the uterus, the need for removal will depend on symptoms and desire for fertility.  If the lining of the uterus is thickened, an endometrial biopsy may be recommended.

 

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Have more questions about fibroids and how it affects you?

Schedule an appointment to chat with us at 516-365-6100. We answer questions like this every day and would love to meet you! We're conveniently located off the Northern State Parkway on New Hyde Park Road just minutes from North Shore University Hopital and Northwell Health.

 

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