Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) – This test involves inserting dye into the uterus that allows us with x-ray technology to see if the fallopian tubes (the tubes that allow for the egg to meet the sperm) are open and also on a small scale to see any possible abnormality in the uterus.
If the fallopian tubes are blocked (meaning dye did not fall freely through them) then it is possible that it will be more difficult for the egg to meet with the sperm.
If the left tube is blocked and the right tube is open, and you are ovulating from the ovary on your right side this month, then pregnancy is more likely than if you were ovulating from the left ovary.
If both tubes are blocked and cannot be reopened, then this is an indication for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as we bypass the tubes, retrieving the eggs from the ovaries themselves, fertilize the eggs with sperm in our world-renowned lab, watch it grow into an embryo and then place it back in your uterus. With this technique the sperm and egg are meeting outside the body so there is no need for travel through the blocked fallopian tubes.