Modified Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Essure Comfirmation Test
This exam is a follow-up test for women who have the Essure insert placed by their primary healthcare provider. This test is performed three months after the initial placement and will verify the fallopian tubes are completely blocked and the inserts are properly in place.
Preparing For This Exam
Our staff will inform you of any preparation instructions and your appointment check-in time prior to your exam. A technologist will bring you into the procedure room, answer any questions you may have and prepare the area of injection.
- Exam must be performed within 3-5 days of the last day of your menstrual cycle.
- Abstain from sexual intercourse starting the first day of your menstrual cycle until otherwise directed by your physician.
- Prior to your exam, you must be on a secondary form of birth control in addition to Essure.
How This Exam is Performed
This procedure is similar to a gynecological exam—you will be positioned similar to your routine pelvic exam, a speculum is inserted into your vagina. A special dye is introduced into your uterus, and then viewed on an x-ray to confirm that the inserts are in place and your fallopian tubes are fully blocked
It is common to experience cramping similar to menstrual cramping and should subside within a few hours. Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Aleve or other non-aspirin pain relievers are recommended for post procedural cramping.
Results From This Exam
A final report will be completed within 24-48 hours and sent to your referring healthcare provider. Once you receive verification from your doctor, you can start relying on Essure for permanent birth control.