Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a special X-ray Test to check if your fallopian tubes are blocked or not & assess the shape of the uterus.
Who should have HSG
HSG is an invaluable nonsurgical investigation in a woman with subfertility. It provides information about the inside of the womb and the fallopian tubes. It is less invasive and less expensive than laparoscopy. However there are situations where laparoscopy is preferred. An increased pregnancy rate has been associated with the cycles immediately following the HSG.
Importance of HSG Test.
• HSG provides information about uterine cavity & the presence of congenital uterine anomalies, fibroid tumors, adhesions within the womb (synechiae)
• The presence of fallopian tube disease such as blocked fallopian tubes, hydrosalpinx (Fluid collection within the tube), salpingitis isthmica nodosa
When to do HSG
It should be performed from a few days of menstruation to about 10 days from the start of menstruation. It is never done after 10 days unless no sexual intercourse has taken place after the 10days or effective contraception has been used during the menstrual cycle.
What Do the Results Mean?
If the x-ray shows a normal uterine shape, and the injected dye spills freely out from the ends of the Fallopian tube, then the test results are considered normal. Tubal factor infertility or abnormal uterine shape is unlikely to be the cause for your infertility.
What Happens If Results Are Abnormal?
If the dye shows an abnormally shaped uterus, or if the dye does not flow freely from the fallopian tubes, there may be a problem. If this happens, you may be advised to have another test such as laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy or recommend treatment with IVF or unblocking of the fallopian tubes.
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Londra Gazette, one of London’s top Turkish newspapers paid a visit to our clinic. Below are excerpts from the Londra Gazette:
A North London clinic is promising to be a one-stop shop for a range of diagnostic services for men and women.
Regency International Clinic in Nile Street, Islington, specialises in a range of treatments including infertility and sexual dysfunction.
Among its range are “one-stop rapid services”, which mean that in many cases patients can be diagnosed, investigated and treatment on the same day.
Whether you are trying to start a family or seeking help with an illness, Regency’s medical director Henry Okosun promises to give you the space and discretion needed for your treatment.
ALTERNATIVE FERTILITY TREATMENTS
There are a range of gynaecology services offered by Regency to women and many will see you treated and on the road to recovery in a single visit.
Standard treatments such as ultrasounds can be found here, but additionally Regency describes itself as possibly the only clinic in London, the Middle East and the Gulf region to offer a radical alternative treatment to IVF for patients with blocked fallopian tubes, known as “Fallopian Tube Catheterisation”.
SERVICES FOR MEN
Regency has also expanded its services to men, covering such male health issues as impotence and infertility.
Sperm problems are a major cause of male infertility and can include low sperm, dead sperm or another kind of sperm abnormality. Infertility can also be caused by sexual problems.
Whatever the cause, Regency will investigate to find the underlying cause and decide on an appropriate treatment for you.
An innovative treatment option offered by Regency comes through its phone consultation service, which recognises that demanding work schedules and busy personal lives can make it difficult to fit in face-to-face meetings.
A 30-minute phone consultation with a highly trained consultant or private general practitioner is a particularly useful option for patients based for extended periods of time overseas.
And with Londra Gazete readers being offered a 20 percent discount, it is an opportunity not to be missed!
Regency International Clinic is open for walk-in visits 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, and for appointments only on Saturday.
Gynaecological Ultrasound- Finding Out Your Options
Failure to Conceive
An ultrasound scan is a good first step to investigating why you’re not getting pregnant. When it is performed at the right time in the menstrual cycle it can check for abnormalities in the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It also provides information about the function of the ovaries and womb lining (endometrium).
What happens next?
If the problem is due to a failure to ovulate regularly, medication such as Clomid can help stimulate the ovaries. In these cases we use ultrasound to monitor the follicles (eggs) from around Day 10-13 of the cycle and check that the ovary is not over-stimulated and at risk of multiple pregnancy.
Facts about Gynaecological ultrasounds.
Ultrasound involves high frequency sound waves being used to produce images of the interior of the human body. These images are displayed on a TV monitor and can then be transferred to paper or photographic film.
Ultrasound scanning is often used to examine conditions affecting the organs in a woman’s pelvis – the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries. Ultrasound scanning is not dangerous and has no known side effects, so it is safe to use during pregnancy.
When should I have a Gynaecological Scan?
You are considered to have fertility problems when you’ve been trying for a baby for at least a year without success. By this point it’s a good idea to see a consultant and have a scan.
About 20% of the population suffers from fertility problems – nearly 10% are men, and the remainder women. So if you’re having problems getting pregnant, you’re not alone.
You are considered to have fertility problems when you’ve been trying for a baby for at least a year without success. By this point it’s a good idea to seek advice from a specialist in infertility issues such as Regency International Clinic. We can then work with you to identify which path of treatment will give you the best chance of conceiving. Age is the single most important factor affecting your fertility and the sooner you can start the talk with your partner about conceiving the more likely for your pregnancy to be successful.
Women can have difficulty conceiving for a variety of reasons, including:
- Ovulation problems due to polycystic or abnormal ovaries
- Blocked fallopian tubes which prevent sperm and eggs from meeting and fertilizing
- Abnormality in the uterus or uterus lining
- Hormone imbalance
- Cervical hostility where the sperm cannot survive in the cervical mucus
- Problems with partner’s fertility
Our friendly and welcoming treatment centre offers:
- Excellent medical and surgical facilities for day procedures and ongoing treatment
- Modern technology and monitoring facilities
- Fully-equipped operating theatre for day cases
- A high standard of medical and nursing care
Time to Think About Your Health?
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to arrange a health check, specialist consultation or private GP appointment, we can help. Just take a look at our services and please get in touch to discuss what you need.
We work with consultants from private and NHS hospitals, as well as other health organisations, businesses and insurers. So we understand their needs as well as yours.
Our medical director is Mr Henry Okosun MRCOG, who has over 20 years’ experience as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in the UK NHS, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. His philosophy is to give all patients the highest standard of care and best possible experience at every stage of their journey.
Mr Okosun holds Master Degrees in Assisted Reproduction Technology and Leadership. A British graduate, he has three postgraduate degrees and his special interests are clinical risk management, infertility, IVF, vaginal wall surgery, colposcopy and keyhole surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy).
• MB BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Nigeria, 1981
• MRCOG (Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK) 1992
• M.Med Sci – ART (Masters in Medical Science in Assisted Reproductive Technology), Nottingham, UK 1995
• Certificate in Laparoscopy Surgery (RCOG) 2008
• Colposcopy (BSCCP) 2008
• Gynaecological Ultrasound (RCOG) 2008
• Labour Ward Lead (RCOG) 2008
• General Medical Council: GMC CCT accredited and on GMC Specialist Register
• MA (Leadership) Anglia Ruskin University, UK 2011
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