Laparoscopic Tubal Patency Test

Laparoscopic Tubal Patency Test


The Laparoscopic Tubal Patency Test (LTPT), also known as the Hysterosalpingogram (HSG), is a medical procedure used to assess the patency or openness of the fallopian tubes in women. The test is usually performed to diagnose infertility or to evaluate the effectiveness of a woman’s contraception method.

During the procedure, a laparoscope (a thin, lighted instrument with a camera) is inserted through a small incision in the belly button to allow the doctor to view the pelvic area. A dye is then injected through the cervix into the uterus and the fallopian tubes. If the dye flows freely through the tubes and spills out into the abdominal cavity, it indicates that the tubes are open and functioning properly.

This test can help identify blockages or other abnormalities in the fallopian tubes that may prevent a woman from getting pregnant. It is a minimally invasive procedure and is typically performed on an outpatient basis. However, some women may experience mild discomfort or cramping during or after the procedure.

Our Team

Dr. Punyavathi C Nagaraj

Senior Consultant- Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon