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HSG affect fertility ?

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I had a tubal ligation 13 years ago. Had my first HSG this week. The Doc said that my left tube is open. Does that mean it was unblocked by the HSG??

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replied January 9th, 2010
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Several studies have shown that women have a higher rate of a natural pregnancy occurring after having had a hysterosalpingogram.

It is thought that the dye may help to resolve a partial blockage or to flush out debris in the fallopian tubes that had been hindering conception.

Hence, HSG can actually be followed by a natural pregnancy but it’s only a diagnostic test and not an infertility treatment. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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