Tubular patent test

What Is Tubular Patent Test ?

Uterus has three important parts that play a vital role in reproduction: Ovaries, Fallopian tube, and Endometrium( uterus lining). The blockage or adhesion in the fallopian tube obstructs the egg in fertilization or block fertilized egg in the tube itself. The tubular patent test is a fertility test that helps investigate tubular blockage or adhesion. 

When is the tubular patent test recommended?

The tubular patent test is recommended:

  • When a couple is unable to conceive after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Previous IUI failures
  • The woman has a history of uterine infection, endometriosis, or previous surgeries.

The test results help experts analyze the exact cause of infertility and the extent of tubular blockage(If present), therefore recommending a suitable treatment. Almost 15-20 % of cases are diagnosed with tubular blockage, and our tube blockage treatment in Chembur help resolve blockage issues with the best possible treatments.

What tests are involved?

The tubular patency test comprises a set of tests for comprehensive diagnosis of fallopian tubes. The test includes:


It is an x-ray test that involves fluoroscopy and contrast dye. The contrast dye is injected into the uterus, and its movement in the reproductive system is studied through a fluoroscope.

Sonosalpingogram (SSG)

Also called as Sion test is similar to HSG, but it involves testing through ultrasound. It is one of the safest tubular tests. It is recommended to test tubular anomalies detect intrauterine lesions and chances of conception.

Hysterosalpingo-Contrast Sonography(HyCoSy)

It is a transvaginal ultrasound test of both fallopian tubes. This test is recommended to diagnose complex infertility. As mentioned above, in 15-20 % of cases, the tubular blockage is a potential cause for not conceiving. So this comprehensive test infers the infertility cause.

Anatomy of Fallopian tube, and its role in reproduction

The uterine tube, fallopian tubes, oviducts are ” J “ shaped tubes present on the ovaries. Their function is to collect an egg from ovaries, store it for fertilization and transport the fertilized egg to the uterus.

Typically, the ovum stays in the fallopian tube for some time and fertilize with sperm in fallopian tubes. Hence, blockages or constriction in fallopian tubes either prevent fertilization or prevent fertilized eggs from reaching the uterine cavity, hence failing conception.

Why choose OMA to tube blockage treatment?

These essential fertility tests help a fertility expert recommend remedial steps to improve fertility. At OMA IVF, we provide a range of diagnostic fertility tests, including tube blockage treatment in Chembur. So, in case you find it hard to conceive, book a consultation with our fertility experts to diagnose the cause.

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