Is HSG a painless examination?

The examination is generally painless. By utilizing the facilities provided by the C-arm computerized radiography device, there is no need to hold, pull or push the uterus and hence eliminating any pain triggering activity.

In addition, molecular properties, viscosity, temperature, delivery rate of the liquid to uterus and the special soft catheter used make painless examination possible. Despite all these, sometimes a pain similar to menstrual cramps may be felt for a short time. Long lasting pains based on peritoneal reaction is extremely rare.