Fallopian Tube Test

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG), sonohysterogram, and laparoscopy are the tests done to check if the fallopian tubes are blocked. HSG is an x-ray test, sonohysterogram is an ultrasound test, and laparoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic test. These tests are done to diagnose the cause of infertility.

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My HSG report shows normal tubes. Is there high chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 years old female, trying to get pregnant. I have done the HSG test, and the tubes are normal and not blocked.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports, and they seem to be normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest doing proper ovulation monitoring for one month, starting from the 9-10th day to 16-17th day, until the egg gets ruptured and plan accordingly. ...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of HSG test?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the meaning of HSG test? The uterine tubes are patent bilaterally. There is bilateral spontaneous contrast médium spillage into the peritoneal cavity. The contrast filled uterine cavity demonstrates normal morphology with a central immobile smooth spherical filling defe...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HSG is hysterosalpingogram, X-ray while spilling contrast from the cervix to see patency of tubes. Due to infection, endometriosis and infertility issues, tubes could be blocked. So, to check the patency of tubes this test is advised. This report (attachment removed to ...  Read Full »

Mantoux test is positive. Am I suffering from tuberculosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pulmonary tuberculosis in my teen age. After a full course of ATT, I was recovered and no findings on sputum and x-ray. Now, I am 30 years old. I have left lower abdomen pain since two to three years. But, it is not severe. The pain is intermittent and often relieved by passing stoo...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mantoux positive is showing sensitivity to tuberculin antigen. It is a screening test and not a confirmatory test. If it comes positive, then do TB PCR (tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction) for confirmation. If that too comes positive, then it means there is a c...  Read Full »

What should I do if my fallopian tubes are blocked?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a second opinion on my HSG report.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmesh Jain

General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, at least two radiographic films are shot during the HSG (hysterosalpingogram) procedure, one during filling of the cavity and the second showing the spill of the dye from the tubes. In some cases, three films are shot. I would like to see the other film as an...  Read Full »

Since we started trying to conceive, my menstrual cycle has gotten longer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and we are trying to conceive from the last six months, but so far no luck. But, I have noticed a change in my menstrual cycle, it used to be very regular and last for 28 days. But, since we started trying for a baby, my menstrual cycle has gotten longer (35 to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a positive note, a young lady of 25 years, whose gynecologist says there is no problem, means she has very high chances of pregnancy. The right time for pregnancy is from 19 to 35 years. Kindly see if the following checklist of investigations has been done...  Read Full »

Passed a large number of clots on my regular period. Could it be a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and sexually active. Last month, I anticipated getting pregnant and hence, was sexually active during my ovulation. I started having funny symptoms like bloating, cravings and headache. I so much felt like I was pregnant. A day before my expected date of the period (27th...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you mentioned could be due to pregnancy which may not have been healthy, and we cannot predict. If it had been healthy, you would have had a weak positive urine pregnancy test. So, most probably you were not pregnant. We have other possibilities like pel...  Read Full »

Why am I getting recurrent miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, At first, I ended up with miscarriage in 8 months. It was a natural one when the baby movement got less and I was unable to determine. Then, after eight months I conceived. That also ended with a miscarriage in a month's time. I have gone through D and C. Now, I have been trying to conce...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three months is a short duration for conception to occur. Chance of pregnancy after trying for six months is 70%. You can safely try naturally for another six months. There is very less likely to be any pathology preventing pregnancy. If conception does not occur in anoth...  Read Full »

How to avoid ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had first ectopic pregnancy before two years and her left tube was ruptured. She had laparoscopic surgery at that time and the bleeding was stopped by laser and the tube was left in ruptured condition. After one year we tried, but did not conceive. After two years of the incident,...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If tuberculosis have not done irreversible damage to the tube and endometrium (inner lining of the uterus), then pregnancy can happen either naturally or with treatment. A simplest way to check these two things is one mid-cycle ultrasound (around day 13 or 14 of menses) t...  Read Full »

Should we think of IUI or ICSI to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife and myself have been married for one year and seven months. We started regular coitus about eight months ago for at least two to three times per week. Her cycle occurs every month, but ranges between 26 to 29 days. We are unable to conceive. Her hormonal profile and pelvic US are ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I feel you and your wife have a good chance of conception with IUI (intrauterine insemination). However, I would like to suggest you get your wife's tubes tested by means of a hysterosalping...  Read Full »

Can I conceive at the age of 34?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old and trying to conceive. My report showed AMH 162, TSH 2.03 and prolactin 31.50. Can I get pregnant? I am also taking Clomid tablet in the first 4 days of the cycle.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and prolactin levels are fine, but your AMH anti-mullerian hormone value of 1.62 is slightly on the lower side. At the age of 34, if you ovulate properly with good patent fallopian tubes and husband's semen analysis is normal, then the ch...  Read Full »

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