Infertility investigation for tubal patency
The blockage of the fallopian tubes can be one of the causes of female infertility.
The tubal patency test is a diagnostic procedure performed by employing a laparoscopic approach in order to assess whether the fallopian tubes are open.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
A special contrast agent is injected through the cervical canal of the uterus, and the patency (openness) of the fallopian tubes is visually examined.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- Sometimes patients experience pain radiating to the area under the collarbones. It usually disappears with a few days;
- The sutures are removed after 1 week;
- Normal daily activities can be already resumed after a few days. Recovery time after laparoscopic surgery depends on the extent of the procedure performed, and usually it takes up to 4 weeks.