Sonosalpingography (SSG), also known Sion test, is a diagnostic procedure primarily used for evaluating patency of fallopian tubes. It was introduced as a screening procedure for infertility investigations.
SSG is performed on day 5-12 of the menstrual cycle when menstruation has ceased and ovulation has not yet occurred, so early pregnancies are not disturbed.
Patient may experience discomfort or very slight cramping when the saline solution introduce in the uterus.
In the procedure, no anesthetic is used. A small amount of saline is injected into your uterus which helps in getting a clear view of the inside of your uterus. The procedure is non-invasive and does not expose the patient to any radiation. What it needs is an ultrasound machine, a thin tube and an injection.
After the procedure, you will be asked to rest in the recovery room. Herein, you can have a light meal if you like. After 2 hours of rest, you are discharged after which you can continue with your life without any problems. This procedure which follows quite a simple process, does not require a lot of preparations from your side.