Uterine Cavity Evaluation Specialist

Gago Center For Fertility -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Gago Center For Fertility

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Reproductive Endocrinologists located in Ann Arbor, Brighton & Lansing, MI

Fertility difficulties due to uterine issues, like scar tissue or fibroids, can quickly be identified by a minimally invasive uterine cavity evaluation. At Gago Center for Fertility, Laura April Gago, MD, offers convenient in-office testing at all three locations in Ann Arbor, Brighton, and Lansing, Michigan. This diagnostic procedure is often the first step to diagnosing uterus-related infertility and is recommended for all women struggling to conceive. Schedule a uterine cavity evaluation online or by phone today.

Uterine Cavity Evaluation Q & A

Why do I need a uterine cavity evaluation?

Dr. Gago recommends all women experiencing fertility issues undergo a diagnostic uterine cavity evaluation. This critical first step evaluation can determine if issues in the structure of the uterus or the uterine lining are the root cause of your fertility struggle.

A healthy uterus is important for achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. The lining of the uterus — the endometrium — must also be in optimum physical condition, as this is the structure where the embryo implants and develops.

Problems in the uterus are directly responsible for some women who struggle to become pregnant. Dr. Gago performs the test conveniently in the office as a primary step in your infertility diagnosis.

What conditions can a uterine cavity evaluation diagnose?

Many women have uterine issues that interfere with the general health of their reproductive system. Common uterine issues that may also affect your ability to achieve a successful pregnancy include:

  • Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Scar tissue
  • Structural defects

By identifying issues in the uterus that obstruct the implantation of an embryo, Dr. Gago can make the necessary repairs to increase your chances of conception.

What tests are used for a uterine cavity evaluation?

Dr. Gago uses a hysterosalpingogram (HSG), a diagnostic test that uses fluoroscopy technology to generate a continuous X-ray image of your internal uterine structures. To better see possible obstructions, Dr. Gago injects a contrast dye through a catheter. This dye coats the interior of your uterus, allowing her to identify areas of scar tissue or other abnormalities.

To determine if there’s an issue in the uterine lining, such as an active infection, Dr. Gago may take a small sample of endometrial cells through a simple biopsy procedure for further analysis at a medical laboratory.

What can I expect after a uterine cavity evaluation?

After an HSG procedure, you may experience mild cramping and light bleeding for a day or two, which is normal. Over-the-counter medications can keep you comfortable and you may want to rest for the evening before returning to your usual activities.

Depending on the results of your testing, Dr. Gago can recommend additional testing procedures to evaluate your structural defects or other abnormalities in your uterine cavity or lining.

If an evaluation of your uterine cavity doesn’t identify any issues, Dr. Gago moves onto other diagnostic testing for infertility.

Find out more about the benefits of uterine cavity evaluation by calling the office nearest you or use the convenient online booking feature today.