What Is a Saline-Infused Sonogram?

OBGYN Physician giving a patient a Saline-Infused Sonogram.

A saline-infused sonogram is a procedure that explores the uterus and evaluates the uterine cavity. Often used to discover any abnormalities, the procedure uses sterile liquid to highlight the women’s reproductive system and present anything that might be wrong. 

At Avant Gynecology, we are proud to offer this saline-infused sonogram procedure to patients. Want to learn more? Keep reading below. 

How Does A Saline-Infused Sonogram Work? 

A patient must not be pregnant or in the middle of their menstrual period to receive this sonogram.

Here are the steps:  

  • A probe is placed inside the vagina. 
  • A speculum is then used to place a narrow catheter into the vagina through the cervix and finally into the uterine cavity. 
  • Through the catheter, sterile saline (saltwater), is placed in the uterus and fills it up. 
  • This saltwater solution shows the uterine walls and cavity, showing anything unusual such as fibroids or scar tissue.

Why Would You Need One?

 If a woman shows signs of medical problems—such as abnormal uterine bleeding and multiple miscarriages—a saline-infused sonogram is a way to discover if something is wrong with the vagina and uterus. The procedure is also a great tool for exploring the uterus to see if it was developed improperly.

Are There Any Risks? 

No! A saline-infused sonogram is a very safe procedure except for very rare instances. In those cases, pelvic infections, cramping, spotting, and vaginal discharge may occur. 

If you have further questions about saline-infused sonograms or would like to schedule one for yourself, reach out to the experts at Avant Gynecology by clicking here or by giving us a call at 404-352-2850.