Saline Instillation Sonogram

This examination is done in the office to allow visualization of the endometrial cavity. It is indicated sometimes in infertility, heavy menses, endometrial polyps and fibroids.

Ultrasound is performed after your doctor has inserted a small tube or catheter into through the cervical opening into the uterine cavity.  Saline solution is injected through the catheter under direct ultrasound guidance.  The saline solution fills the uterus and acts as a contrast material so that abnormalities can be seen.

You may experience abdominal cramping during the procedure. We recommend that you take 800 mg. of an Ibuprofen product one hour prior to the procedure. If you are allergic to Ibuprofen you may take two Extra Strength Tylenol. Please do not take any of these medications on an empty stomach. It is not necessary for you to be fasting for a Saline Instillation Sonogram however, we ask that you refrain from intercourse for at least 24 hours prior to this procedure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm