HyCoSy

Your fallopian tubes are assessed to see if an egg can travel down them with ease.

HyCoSy

What is HyCoSy?

HyCoSy stands for Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography.

A HyCoSy test is used for investigating the cavity of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. If either the cavity or the tubes are damaged, it may be difficult to become pregnant. It is not possible to see the tubes with normal x-rays or ultrasound, so a specialised examination must be done.

You will have a transvaginal ultrasound first. This is a routine gynaecological procedure and does not hurt. A speculum will then be put into your vagina (as for a cervical smear examination) and a small catheter (tube) will then be passed into the uterus through the cervix. Under ultrasound control, a small amount of fluid will then be passed into the uterus. If the tubes are open, the fluid will be seen passing through the tubes on the ultrasound screen.

Watch what's involved in a HyCoSy

When is HyCoSy done?

We aim to perform this procedure between day 8 and 18 of your cycle. Please note that we will not be able to do the examination if you are still bleeding from your period or if there is a chance that you may be pregnant. If you are unsure, please phone us.

Are they are side effects?

You may experience some discomfort, similar to period pain. Usually paracetamol will alleviate the discomfort. Please take your usual painkillers half an hour before the procedure.

Essentials before HyCoSy

It is essential that a Chlamydia swab or urine sample has been done by your GP within the last 12 months before the HyCoSy.

It is extremely important to refrain from sexual intercourse (protected as well as unprotected) from the start of your period to the examination.

Please do not wear perfume on the day of your procedure.