If you need an Alpharetta sonohystogram, ISIS OB/GYN clinics in Alpharetta and Johns Creek offer experience and empathy, easing the process, physically and mentally. A sonohysterography, unlike a hysteroscopy (a surgical procedure requiring general or local anesthesia), is a simple, minimally invasive screening procedure of abnormal areas and is well tolerated with very few complications. Follow-up procedures, such as hysteroscopy, endometrial ablations, or dilation & curettage (D&C) may be required.
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ISIS OB/GYN procedures are usually performed to determine the cause of abnormalities in women who experience infertility or multiple miscarriages (missed ab) or unexplained vaginal bleeding caused by polyps, fibroids or endometrial scarring. Other causes may be congenital defect or malignant lesion/mass. It is also sometimes used in surrogacy screening/evaluation. Used in conjunction with Dopplar ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) to evaluate blood flow at the same time, the sonohystogram (also known as "sis," saline infusion sonography or sonohysterography) identifies changes in appearance of tissues and vessels.
A sonography provides a detailed view of the uterus and endometrial lining, revealing the structure and movement of the body's internal organs and soft tissues that do not show up well on MRI or X-ray images. Pinpointing the exact location of a problem area ensures that treatment is complete and applied to the correct area and eliminates unnecessary surgery. Sonohystograms are less expensive, more detailed, and usually covered by your insurance (as part of our complete health care approach, we'll discuss the fees associated with your medical imaging procedure, which portions are covered by your insurance, and the possible charges that you may incur).
Performed much like an annual exam, a sterile saline solution is injected with a small, lightweight catheter into the cavity of the uterus to expand it for the purpose of viewing and measuring the lining of the uterine wall, identifying abnormalities. Combined with air, physicians sometimes also examine the fallopian tubes for blockage, as well. Some women complain of cramping as a result of the introduction of the saline. We try to minimize this by injecting the solution very slowly and recommend taking an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure. You may have vaginal spotting for a few days after the procedure, which is normal.
When you come in for your sonohystogram, our gynecologist's approach is to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere that builds a partnership of trust with you, putting your comfort, needs, and concerns first. Many women find the nurturing we dispense as important as the expert, skilled medical care you receive. We treat you as we would our own family, in fact, we embrace every patient as part of the ISIS family.
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To arrange for your sonohystogram, ISIS OB/GYN encourages you to call at a location convenient to you: Alpharetta or Johns Creek.