OBGYN is a women’s health specialists. They have several methods to help women with fertility and SIS is one of them.
What is SIS
OBGYNs say that Saline Infusion Son hysterography, SIS is used to evaluate the uterus and the uterine (endometrial) cavity.
SIS is a procedure in which a physician injects sterile saline into the uterine cavity with ultrasound guidance. This allows your OBGYN to identify any abnormalities of your uterus, including:
- Congenital anomalies,
- Endometrial polyps and
that might affect the chances of conception or pregnancy.
What is the process?
SISs are performed between days five and 10 of the menstrual cycle. A speculum is inserted into the vagina and the cervix is cleaned with a Betadine solution. A small catheter is passed through the cervix, and sterile saline is gently injected while vaginal ultrasound is performed. The entire procedure of SIS takes about 15 minutes. No anesthesia is required, and any pain after the procedure is minimal.
SIS involves the following steps:
Georgia OBGYN advises that you call the office the first business day after your period begins to schedule the procedure. And if there is any doubt about the normalcy of your period so a pregnancy test can be performed, please notify our office staff. It is crucial to be certain you are not pregnant before doing an SIS.
Because the patient may experience mild cramping with this procedure, she may want to take either 600 mg of Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or 1000 mg of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 45 minutes before the procedure. And take the prescribed antibiotic twice on the day of the procedure.
OBGYNs say that an SIS is routinely done before in vitro fertilization, before the embryo transfer. Your gynecologist may also perform this test if you have abnormal bleeding, a history of recurrent miscarriages, or a history of uterine surgery. Your physician will be able to review the results with you immediately after the procedure. The next steps will be based on the findings.
What are the risks?
A patient may experience some mild cramping, discharge, or spotting during or after the procedure. These symptoms usually disappear very quickly after the procedure. Less than 1 percent of all patients undergoing SIS may develop an infection as a result of the procedure. Should you develop a usual pain or a fever after the procedure, please notify your physician.
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