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A quick, uncomplicated and painless examination of fallopian tube patency is possible during an HyCoSy examination (hysterosalpingo contrast agent ultrasonography) at the Kinderwunsch Institut Dr Loimer. It is advisable to do this during the first half of the cycle.

As part of a gynaecological ultrasound of the fallopian tube patency, an aqueous-oily contrast medium, which was previously mixed with air bubbles, is introduced into the patient’s uterus. The fallopian tubes are then rinsed with this solution and become visible during the ultrasound image. At the same time, the examination enables the uterine cavity to be examined for polyps or a septum.

This flushing out during an HyCoSy can cause smaller adhesions and deposits in the fallopian tubes may loosen and make it easier for the sperm to pass through. This improves the chance of conceiving naturally in the following cycles.