Sonohysterogram (SHG)

Infertility is on the rise. According to the United Nations, there was a worldwide average of 5 children per woman in 1950, but by 2020, that ratio had dropped to 2 children. Infertility affects 48 million couples and 186 million people globally, according to estimates.

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Sonohysterogram (SHG)

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Updated on:
November 28, 2022
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Female Infertility
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Sonohysterogram (SHG)

What is Sonohysterogram (SHG) ?

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Sonohysterogram, often known as SHG, is an ultrasound scan procedure used to assess the reproductive organs in the female pelvic. The cervix, or neck of the womb, is used to insert a tiny catheter (uterus). Through this catheter, a tiny amount of fluid is injected to delineate the uterine cavity, which aids in identifying numerous problems. Usually, this exam is finished in within 30 minutes.

What is detected by SHG?

SHG is a test used to identify the root cause of disorders like infertility, recurrent miscarriages, and abnormal uterine flow. SHG can find:Uterus with an abnormal shapeAbnormal growths, such as polyps or fibroids, inside the uterusThe uterus's internal scar tissue is present

How is SHG implemented?

SHG is often carried out towards the end of the menstrual cycle. The test can be done at any time on females who are not menstruation, including postmenopausal women or those taking medications to suppress the menstrual cycle.A vaginal ultrasound examination is conducted first.The next procedure involves inserting a tiny catheter into the uterine cavity through the cervix.The uterus is injected with sterile saline solution before an ultrasound scan is conducted.Saline solution is injected into the uterus, helping to outline the uterine walls and cavities. This makes it possible to see abnormalities like polyps, fibroids, or scar tissue inside the uterus.

Is it safe to practise SHG?

In general, SHG is a safe procedure. Cramping or pain may be experienced by certain women. A extremely uncommon but possibly serious side effect of a SHG surgery is pelvic infection.

Conclusion

Sonohysterogam is an outpatient test that uses an ultrasound scan to identify womb cavity anomalies that may impair the ability to conceive. It is a safe treatment, and if there is a possibility that the womb cavity is abnormal, our team of skilled experts at Jananam will guide you and carry out this test.

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You will have much more hormones rushing through your body than usual as a result of all the hormone injections required during IVF. You might feel cranky, bloated, or even high libido as a result of that. It's not uncommon for women to gain a little weight. Hormone injections can affect your weight and also your hunger levels, along with changes in your emotions. Expect some changes to happen in your body and mind.

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Can I work and commute when undergoing IVF treatment?

This can only be suggested on a case to case basis depending on the various factors associated with the patient, such as age, medical condition, quality of eggs/sperms etc.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

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At what age is IVF most successful?

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How much of infertility is because of the man?

1/3 of infertility cases are attributable to men, 1/3 are attributable to women, and the rest are a combination of male and female factors or unexplained problems.

Do IVF hormones make you emotional?

Some women report having minimal to no reactions, while others say they are extremely anxious or even depressed. So be aware that you can experience an emotional response to the hormone changes; if you do, this is completely normal and okay.

How long should I try before deciding to see a fertility specialist?

If you’re unable to conceive after a year of actively trying to conceive, then you should consult a doctor.

Is IVF painful?

IVF shots are typically not too painful. Although there is a stinging feeling, it is not bothersome. The needles are too thin to cause any pain. When you inject the medication, you can invite your partner or perhaps a friend to stand by your side.

Can i drink alcohol during IVF treatment?

Drinking is strictly discouraged while prepping for IVF. Some studies have shown that alcohol may have an effect on the outcome of IVF.

Do IVF babies look different?

The woman becomes pregnant once the embryo is implanted in her uterus, and after a certain amount of time, she gives birth to her child. IVF children are just like any other children. In fact, it is impossible to tell an IVF baby apart from other kids unless you are told.

What is the cost of IVF treatment in Jananam?

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Are IVF babies always healthy?

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