History

One of the tests that is required for any couple with infertility is called a hysterosalpingogram. During this test, a female has introduced into the uterus and fallopian tubes.. This fluid, which is called contrast, shows up on x-ray. Using this test, doctors can determine whether the uterus has a normal shape or has any abnormal growths and whether the fallopian tubes are blocked.

It was noticed that women who had this test became pregnant more often than women who did not not – even if the test did not show any problems. Although most fertility experts use a water based contrast, studies have found that using an oil based contrast worked better. More women became pregnant – especially those who had unexplained infertility or mild endometriosis.

Flushing of the Uterus and Tubes - A Natural Fertility Treatment

What is the process?

After arriving at the Naperville Fertility Center and get checked in, you will change out of your clothes into a gown. A nurse or tech will ask you some questions and take some standard vitals signs.

Flushing of the Uterus and Tubes - A Natural Fertility Treatment

The Fertility Treatment Area

The lights will be turned down low and spa music is playing in the background. You will be positioned on a table in the same way as when you have a PAP smear.

Flushing of the Uterus and Tubes - A Natural Fertility Treatment
Flushing of the Uterus and Tubes - A Natural Fertility Treatment

The Flush

The doctor will gently insert a speculum into the vagina. A tiny catheter (tube) will be placed into your uterus. The doctor will then flush a little fluid through your uterus and tubes. A few x-ray images will be taken to make sure flushing is complete and that the fluid doesn’t get absorbed into your blood vessels. The entire procedure will usually take about 10-15 minutes.

Quick and easy!

That’s it! You will be taken back to the same room you were checked into before the treatment. The staff will monitor you for less than hour and then you can leave. There are no activity restrictions afterward.