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Hysterosonogram: A Special Ultrasound for Pregnancy that is High Risk

A hysterosonogram is a minimally invasive ultrasound technique specially designed to help with a pregnancy that is high risk. Women who have infertility issues, excessive bleeding or who have had multiple miscarriages may be recommended this type of prenatal testing.

Also known as a saline infusion sonography, saline ultrasound or sonohysterogram, its main purpose is to determine abnormalities in the uterine cavity that may be interfering with a pregnancy. These may include:

It is particularly helpful before an IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment. A hysterosonogram is an effective way to detect uterine issues because it involves infusing a sterile liquid into the collapsed uterus walls which helps the doctor identify problems easily. 

South Florida Perinatal Medicine invests in the latest techniques and equipment so that we can help women with high risk pregnancies enjoy positive results. Our experienced and caring perinatologists provide personalized attention and prenatal care. 

Request an appointment for a hysterosonogram today.

South Florida Perinatal Medicine has many locations in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area to make it more convenient for you to receive the specialized prenatal care you need.

Hysterosonogram: Advanced Prenatal Testing with a High Detection Rate 

A hysterosonogram involves no radiation and as such, there is minimal risk. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter medication to reduce the discomfort some women feel (especially if you experience severe cramping during menstruation).  There are studies to suggest that it can detect over 90% of abnormalities in the uterus.

How does a hysterosonogram work?

  • The procedure usually lasts about 30 minutes to one hour and can be done in a doctor’s office.
  • It should be scheduled during the middle (usually seventh to tenth day) of your menstrual cycle to prevent interference with your menses or the possibility of pregnancy.
  • A speculum is used to locate and open your cervix which is quite similar to the pap smear done in your doctor's office.
  • A thin tube or catheter is then inserted into your cervix and fixed in position.
  • The speculum is removed and a transvaginal ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina.
  • Images are taken of the endometrium with and without sterile saline solution  
  • The saline solution immediately spills out of the cervix
  • You can watch the entire procedure on the monitor while it is being performed

South Florida Perinatal Medicine is committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to pregnant women and their children. We will work with your doctor to ensure you have the type of treatment that you need.

Call South Florida Perinatal Medicine to schedule a hysterosonogram in one of our Miami or Fort Lauderdale locations.

If you are an existing patient you can access the Patient Portal to schedule a follow up procedure, view prenatal test results, etc.

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