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What is the difference between HSG and LAP and Dye Test?

Asked by Jessica , Last updated: Sep 29, 2020

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K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach
K. Shadrach

Answered Jun 24, 2020

Both the HSG scan and lap and the dye test are all procedures used to assess various fertility problems. A lap and dye test is actually more invasive when compared to the HSG scan; the reason is that it involves few incisions into the abdomen. The lap and the dye test usually require a patient to be placed on admission to a hospital while the HSG test can be carried out on an outpatient because it is an outpatient procedure, unlike the LAP test.

Unlike the HSG test, which doesn't require the use of general anesthetics, the Lap and dye tests would involve the usage of general anesthetics. The Lap and dye tests are basically performed on patients who have at one time, or the other had a history of tubal problems, while an HSG can be performed on patients who may not have never at a point in time have tubal problems.

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H. Ruby

H. Ruby

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H. Ruby

Answered Jun 23, 2020

A laparoscopy is a procedure for determining the health of the fallopian tubes and the pelvis. It is a dye test that is generally accompanied by anesthesia. There is a small incision in the abdomen. A tube is placed in the abdomen, and the operation is performed. The doctors will inject a dye that moves through the cervix, uterine cavity, and fallopian tubes.

The principal purpose of the laparoscopy is to examine possible issues in the fallopian tubes. HSG (hysterosalpingography) scan is another test designed for investigating the fallopian tubes. An HSG scan uses x-rays to check the uterus and fallopian tubes. Sometimes this procedure proceeds a lap and dye test to confirm that the fallopian tubes are open. When laparoscopy is performed, the dye may not be getting into the entrance of the tubes, and the results may not be clear enough to decide, this is where HSG comes in to clarify the results.

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