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HSG Catheter

GCMedica HSG Catheter is used to inject contrast media or saline into the uterus and fallopian tubes for hysterosalpingography and sonohysterography procedures. It has a latex-free balloon catheter with arigid insertion sheath.

Features of HSG Catheter

  • Designed for hysterosalpingography and sonohysterography procedure.

  • Disposable with rigid sheath, available with Fr5 and Fr7 in size.

  • Radiopaque material of catheter allows the clear view during the procedure.

  • Intended for use in the injection of contrast material in the examination of the uterus and fallopian tubes

  • The balloon forms a seal at the internal cervical os to hold the saline or contrast in the uterus

  • Rigid insertion sheath

  • Include syringe

  • Latex Free

  • To know more HSG Catheter Wholesale Buying Information, you can download our HSG catheter for Gynaecology or the latest GCmedica Disposable Medical Equipment List to know more. We also uploaded the latest HSG Catheter Introduction Video on Youtube and and website. Anyway, welcome to Contact GCmedica directly for hsg catheter prices!

HSG Catheter Sizes


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Fr5, latex-free




Fr7, latex-free


How do you insert an HSG catheter?

Inserting an HSG catheter is a detailed procedure that requires precision and care. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Preparation: The patient is positioned on an examination table with her legs placed in stirrups, similar to a gynecological exam setup. It's crucial to ensure the patient's comfort and privacy during the procedure.

  2. Sterilization: The healthcare provider sterilizes the vulvar area and cervix using an antiseptic solution to minimize the risk of infection.

  3. Speculum Insertion: A speculum is gently inserted into the vagina to visualize the cervix, similar to a routine pelvic exam.

  4. Cervix Cleaning: The cervix is cleaned with an antiseptic solution to further reduce infection risks.

  5. Cervical Alignment: A tenaculum (a surgical instrument) may be used to grasp the cervix to stabilize and slightly pull it. This alignment helps in easing the insertion of the catheter into the cervical canal.

  6. Catheter Introduction: The HSG catheter, which is typically a thin, flexible tube, is carefully inserted through the cervical opening. The provider must ensure the catheter is advanced without force, to prevent discomfort or injury.

  7. Catheter Positioning: Once the catheter is within the cervical canal, it's gently advanced into the uterine cavity. Proper positioning is confirmed to ensure the catheter's tip is well-placed for the contrast injection.

  8. Contrast Injection: With the catheter in place, a contrast medium is injected through it into the uterine cavity. This fluid outlines the uterus and fallopian tubes on the imaging studies.

  9. Imaging: Real-time fluoroscopic (X-ray) imaging is used to observe the flow of the contrast medium through the uterus and fallopian tubes, identifying any abnormalities or blockages.

  10. Catheter Removal: After the imaging is complete and the necessary information has been gathered, the catheter is gently withdrawn from the cervix.

  11. Post-Procedure Care: The patient is advised on how to care for herself after the procedure, including managing any potential discomfort and recognizing signs of complications.

  12. Follow-Up: Instructions are given regarding follow-up appointments or actions, based on the results of the HSG test.

In conclusion, the insertion of an HSG catheter is a precise procedure that plays a critical role in diagnosing fertility issues and assessing the uterine and fallopian tube health. This procedure, while minimally invasive, requires meticulous attention to sterile techniques and patient comfort. Healthcare providers must ensure that each step, from preparation to catheter removal, is performed with care to minimize the risk of infection and discomfort to the patient.

Detailed FAQs for HSG catheter

Q1:What catheter is used for HSG test?

A1:For an HSG test, a specialized HSG catheter is used, designed specifically for the procedure of hysterosalpingography. This catheter is typically a thin, flexible tube that can easily navigate through the cervical canal into the uterine cavity. There are various types of HSG catheters, including balloon catheters, which have a small balloon at the tip that can be inflated to hold the catheter in place during the procedure, and non-balloon catheters, which rely on their shape or the use of an external fixation device to stay in position. The choice of catheter often depends on the practitioner's preference, the patient's anatomy, and specific clinical considerations. The design of the catheter, including features such as radiopacity (visibility under X-ray) and flexibility, is optimized to facilitate the gentle and precise delivery of contrast medium into the uterus and fallopian tubes for diagnostic imaging.

Q2:How long is a HSG catheter?

A2:The length of an HSG catheter can vary depending on the design and manufacturer, but typically, HSG catheters range from 20 to 30 centimeters (about 8 to 12 inches) in length. This length is chosen to ensure the catheter can easily reach from the external cervical os into the uterine cavity, and, if needed, slightly into the fallopian tubes, without causing discomfort or injury to the patient. The catheter's length is crucial for providing sufficient reach while maintaining the flexibility needed to navigate the cervical canal's natural curvature and the uterine cavity's shape. It's also long enough to allow the healthcare provider to manipulate the catheter's end from outside the patient's body, ensuring precise control during the insertion and contrast medium injection processes.

Customer Reviews for GCmedica HSG catheter

  • 1.Isabella Rossi:


    "I appreciated the efficiency and comfort of the HSG procedure facilitated by the advanced catheter."

  • 2.Liam Fitzgerald


    "The HSG catheter's design clearly reflects a deep understanding of patient comfort and the need for detailed imaging."

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