FemVue Testing for Tubal Patency at Palm Beach Fertility Center
Using Convenient & Less Expensive Testing Methods
Fertility is such a complex subject that it can quickly get very confusing
if you are trying to understand it on your own. At Palm Beach Fertility
Center, we are happy to work with you to answer your questions and provide
you with information that relates to your individual fertility. One of
the forms of testing we offer is called FemVue, which is used to determine
How Is FemVue Testing Completed?
FemVue is a new test for tubal patency that can be performed easily in
the office. A thin flexible catheter is placed in the cervix and the uterine
cavity is filled with saline solution. The solution then flows in to the
fallopian tubes, and the fluid and bubbles can be seen escaping from the
uterus and into the tubes, indicating that the fallopian tubes are open.
A few key questions that we can answer about this procedure include:
How accurate is the procedure? The procedure is safe and accurate. Both FemVue and HSG (Hysterosalpingograpy)
have a similar “false positive” rate – about 10%. This
means that when the test shows that the fallopian tubes are blocked, they
are actually open.
What happens if the FemVue shows my tubes are blocked? The next step is to determine all the other possible factors that may be
affecting your chances to conceive. For most women with unexplained infertility,
the next step is usually a laparoscopy to assess the pelvis and determine
if there is endometriosis, adhesions or other factors affecting fertility.
Is the procedure uncomfortable and what is required to complete it? The procedure is associated with only minimal cramping and requires no
x-rays to perform. It is also performed in our office, eliminating the
need for a trip to the hospital or imaging center. You will not have to
fill out any additional paperwork other than the consent.
We care about your fertility and helping you understand your chances of
conceiving. Even if your tests show that there is a problem, we can work
with you to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Get started today
by calling our office at (888) 819-5177 for an