Procedures
HyCoSy

A HyCoSy (Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography) or HyFoSy (Hysterosalpingo Foam Sonography) is a procedure to check whether the fallopian tubes are patent. It is performed using transvaginal ultrasound after a thin plastic catheter has been inserted into the endometrial cavity via the cervix. Some ExemFoam, a gel/foam specially designed to be instilled into the uterus , is then instilled. The specialist doctor performing the procedure watches for the foam (which is bright) spill from the tubes into the peritoneal cavity, indicating that they are patent. The endometrial cavity/shape can also be assessed, to ensure that there is no polyp or intracavitory fibroid. Hydrosalpinx, or dilation of the fallopian tubes is easily seen during this test.

The HyCoSy procedure will probably cause some discomfort. We would recommend taking some paracetamol /NSAID’s an hour prior to the scheduled appointment.

It is very important that this test is performed in the first half of the cycle, usually Day 5-10. Please contact us to speak to one of our trained staff who will ensure that you are booked to have your test at the correct time of your cycle.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

As Medical Imaging is considered an essential service, we are opened this week. But as guided by WA Health, all patients and staff are required to wear a mask whilst in the practice. Patients will be scanned alone with no accompanying person; and provided access to multiple images. All gynaecological procedures will be cancelled for now.

Please reschedule your appointment, and DO NOT ENTER our facilities, if you:

Have returned from interstate or overseas travel in the last 14 days; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has returned from interstate or overseas travel; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19; OR
Have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue, or any cold/flu like symptoms.

If you fit this criteria, please self-isolate at home until the 15th day following travel or contact, even if you are feeling well. If you are showing respiratory or flu-like symptoms, telephone your doctor or hospital Emergency Department before presenting yourself. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call '000' and advise the operator you are in self quarantine because of COVID-19 risk.

Western Ultrasound for Women encourages all to download and activate the SafeWA app to improve contact tracing.

Western Ultrasound is committed to the risk mitigation of Coronavirus COVID-19 as one of our priorities for patient safety and quality of care.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes to regular operating hours. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience arising from measures we're taking for the safety of staff and patients.

COVID-19 Health Information Hotline: 1800 020 080 | Department of Health Health Warnings

Updated 1 February 2021