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

The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency for Western Australia. The situation changes often; please inquire with our medical receptionists about the relevant steps taken to slow the spread.

The following guidelines provided from St John of God Hospital apply within our clinics:

    • All patients and visitors are to wear masks, unless an exemption applies.
    • All patients and visitors to scan our business SafeWA QR code on entry to our sites.
    • Patients are to be advised that family/friends are not to attend appointments with them (the only exceptions being if they are a parent/guardian of a minor, if the patient requires a carer, or they are the partner of an obstetric patient.)
    • We can confirm vaccination status of our employees and contractors meet WA Health regulations.
    • Telehealth services are being used wherever possible.
    • Physical distancing and hand hygiene are to be practiced at all times.

Please attempt to confirm your appointment before coming.

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

Updated 16 Feb 2022