What is 3D HyCoSy?

Three-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (3D-HyCoSy) as an outpatient procedure to assess infertile women: a pilot study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.

What is 3D HyCoSy?

Three-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (3D-HyCoSy) as an outpatient procedure to assess infertile women: a pilot study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.

Is HyCoSy less painful than HSG?

Results: The pain was less during HSG (median, 5) than during HyCoSy (median, 7). It was greater than menstrual pain for 38.8% of participants during HSG and for 70.5% of participants during HyCoSy.

Does a HyCoSy scan hurt?

The level of pain experienced during the HyCoSy is variable, but most women experience only mild to moderate cramping period-type discomfort during the test. We suggest that you take 2 naprogesic tablets 30-60 minutes before the procedure, to minimise your discomfort. No anaesthetic is required for this procedure.

What does a HyCoSy show?

A HyCoSy test will show if the fallopian tubes are open or blocked, and also if the cavity of the womb is normal or irregular eg because of polyps or fibroids.

Can HyCoSy improve fertility?

Dr William Hoo explains the ways in which HyCoSy can improve fertility, including providing a clear view of the fallopian tubes; some women experience improved fertility in the 3 months after HyCoSy because it can dislodge mucus in the fallopian tubes.

Is a HyCoSy necessary?

Why do I need a HyCoSy? You will have been sent for this test if you are having difficulty getting pregnant. The fallopian tubes carry the egg from the ovaries to the uterus. If the tubes are damaged or blocked it may be difficult to become pregnant.

Does HyCoSy make you more fertile?

Our study demonstrated that some infertile women could succeed in spontaneous conception after 4D-HyCoSy and their conception rates could be up to 40.9%. The mean conception time was (8.8 ± 0.3) months within a year after 4D-HyCoSy.

Are you more fertile after HyCoSy?

Why is HyCoSy so painful?

Pain perception during HyCoSy could be due to uterine distension after saline solution infusion. The mechanical distension of the uterine walls could cause the release of local prostaglandins, resulting in uterine cramps [22].

Can you try for a baby after HyCoSy?

Conclusion. Some infertility patients conceived successfully and naturally not long after HyCoSy, most often in the first month after the examination.

What is the difference between HSG and HyCoSy?

Both an HSG and a HyCoSy can help diagnose tubal infertility, polyps, fibroids and uterine scar tissue. We typically perform HyCoSy instead of HSG because there is zero radiation exposure with HyCoSy. Additionally, patients have less discomfort with this procedure.

How long do you bleed after HyCoSy?

You may experience some light bleeding after the procedure, usually lasting no longer than 24 hours. If this occurs, we recommend you use a sanitary towel as opposed to a tampon. You may wish to take another dose of painkillers. If you have heavy bleeding or clotting, please contact us immediately on the number above.