Saline Sonohystogram (SSH)

This procedure is used to determine if there are any abnormalities of the uterine cavity that could interfere with pregnancy.

The procedure is very simple. The physician will place a small catheter into the uterus and sterile saline will slowly be injected into the uterine cavity. This will slightly inflate the uterus so that most abnormalities (polyps or fibroids) can be visualized with ultrasound. After the procedure, the saline will slowly drain out of the uterus, so you will need to wear a pad to protect your clothing. You may experience some light spotting (bleeding) after the procedure also.

To schedule this procedure please call our office at (585) 275-1930 when your period starts. The SSH will be scheduled after you stop bleeding, but before you ovulate (cycle day 7-11).

You will need to take doxycycline 200mg, 1-2 hours prior to the procedure and 100mg in the evening. When you call to schedule your SSH, leave your pharmacy’s phone number so we can call in a prescription for you. Please notify the nurse if you have an allergy to tetracycline. You can also take 2 tablets of ibuprophen or Tylenol about one hour before the procedure to prevent cramping.

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