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Fertil Steril. 1994 Jul;62(1):67-70.

A comparison of pain experienced during hysterosalpingography and in-office falloposcopy.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine patient perception of the intensity of pain during in-office falloposcopy compared with hysterosalpingography (HSG).

DESIGN:

A prospective quality assurance study using a formal pain scale to compare two procedures.

SETTING AND PATIENTS:

Patients attending a tertiary level infertility clinic.

INTERVENTIONS:

In-office falloposcopy or HSG using analgesics.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The mean pain score and area under the pain curve experienced during each investigation.

RESULTS:

Using our technique, in-office falloposcopy was associated with a significantly lower mean intensity of pain and with a longer procedure. The duration of the falloposcopic examination declined significantly with physician experience. Flushing adjacent to the uterotubal ostium, ostial cannulation, and rapid eversion provoked episodes of acute pain during falloposcopy.

CONCLUSION:

These results support the patient acceptability of in-office falloposcopy.

PMID:
8005306
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