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HyCoSy Scanning

Scans of the uterus and fallopian tubes using ultrasound

What is HyCoSy? 

HyCoSy is also known as a Hysterosalpingo-Contrast-Sonography. It is an internal ultrasound scan that specifically looks at the fallopian tubes, investigating whether they are blocked or not. To be able to see them clearly, air and a foam-like solution are put into the uterus and the scan explores how this fluid flows through the tubes. It also gives an opportunity to make a 3D image of uterus, which helps in diagnosing certain uterine abnormalities.

Why would I need a HyCoSy procedure?

The main reason women are referred for a HyCoSy procedure is to investigate infertility as occluded (blocked) fallopian tubes are a common cause of infertility. 

It can be difficult to see if a fallopian tube is blocked on a regular ultrasound.  This test uses a contrast agent to help the doctor to visualise the fallopian tubes and assess whether they are working. 

Who will do it?

You will have your initial consultation with a specialist gynaecologist, followed by the scan which is carried out by a consultant radiologist.  The results from the scan will be shared with you by your consultant gynaecologist 

Making an appointment

For further information about HyCoSy scanning at Spire Harpenden Hospital, or to make an appointment, call 01582 714 420.