Hycosy is a transvaginal ultrasound technique in which a contrast medium called ExEm Foam or Saline Solution is injected into the uterine cavity. It is a non-invasive procedure and provides information about the patency of the fallopian tubes and the shape inside of your womb.

hycosy diagram

Risk Factors

  • Bleeding from the vagina, this usually resolves on its own.
  • Dizziness or fainting, this usually resolves with bed rest.
  • Infection requiring antibiotic.

No anesthesia needed.

No radiation.

Instructions On the Procedure

  • You will lie down on a table, in same position as a pelvic examination.
  • A speculum is placed inside your vagina so that your cervix can be easily seen.
  • A small catheter is put into your cervix, Ultrasound contrast and/or saline solution is put in via catheter.
  • An ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina.
  • Ultrasound pictures are taken and reviewed.
  • The speculum, Catheter and Ultrasound probes are removed at the end of your procedure.

After the Procedure

You may have spot bleeding and mild abdominal pain for 1 to 2 days after the procedure.