If you're NOT getting pregnant, you may need to have your fallopian tubes checked!

With FemVue, Gynecologists can check your fallopian tubes in a simple office procedure!

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Check your tubes with FemVue

FemVue is used in a simple, well-tolerated ultrasound procedure to evaluate if the fallopian tubes are open and can be done in the same visit as a uterine cavity assessment. The procedure takes place in the gynecologist's office and usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes to complete with results available immediately.

FemVue delivers a consistent alternating pattern of saline and air (bubbles) in a continuous stream. This helps your doctor see your fallopian tubes and determine whether or not they are open.

This is a safe and reliable alternative to the conventional hysterosalpingogram (HSG) which uses x-rays and iodine-based contrast dye.

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FemVue is a cost-effective solution that benefits patients when compared to the radiology test.


The test only takes between 10 and 15 minutes and the answers are given to you in a single visit.

Not Getting Pregnant?

If you have been unable to get pregnant after a year of trying or 6 months of trying if you're over 35, you may want to make an appointment with your doctor to have a fertility workup.

Common fertility evaluations

Evaluating the Fallopian Tubes:

Infertility is often caused by fallopian tube blockages which have no symptoms. FemVue can be used to diagnose tubal infertility with saline and air (bubbles) under ultrasound. The other option is a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) which uses x-rays and iodine-based dye in a radiology center.

Evaluating the Uterine Cavity:

Uterine abnormalities, fibroids, polyps and adhesions or scarring can prevent pregnancy. A saline sonogram, also known as a saline infusion sonogram (SIS), is an ultrasound test performed using saline delivered into the uterus to clearly outline many common abnormalities.

Evaluating the Ovaries:

Ovulatory dysfunction is a common cause of infertility and indicates a problem with the monthly release of an egg (ovulation). Testing for ovulatory issues is performed throughout the month and may include FSH Level, Progesterone Level, Ultrasound, and Endometrial Biopsy.

Evaluating the Cervix:

Vaginal and cervical viral and bacterial cultures are taken to detect any possible adverse infections that may be interfering with conception.

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Why Should I Have My Tubes Evaluated?

Approximately 1 out of 3 infertile women have blocked fallopian tubes.1

Factors that can lead to blocked tubes:

  • Previous pelvic infection (PID)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
  • Abdominal infection
  • Prior surgery
  • Prior ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Unknown

Most women with blocked tubes have no symptoms. The only way to know if this is the reason you’re not getting pregnant is to check your tubes.

1. Volpi, E. et al. (1996). Transvaginal sonographic tubal patency testing. UOG,7(1), 43-48. doi:10.1046/j.1469-0705.1996.07010043.x

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The FemVue Procedure

Ultrasound is used before and during the FemVue procedure and begins when the probe is placed into your vagina.

First, the shape and contour of your uterus and possible problems are evaluated. Then, FemVue delivers saline and air through a thin balloon catheter placed in your uterine cavity.

The natural saline and air “bubbles” allow your doctor to determine if your tubes are open or blocked and the results will be shared with you during this visit.

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Read FemVue's Indications for Use

Frequently Asked Questions?

How important is it to check my fallopian tubes?

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "Evaluation of tubal patency is a key component of the diagnostic workup in infertile couples".

Should I have my fallopian tubes checked before using Clomid® or ovulation drugs?

Instructions for use for Clomid and other ovulation drugs indicate that all fertility factors should be evaluated prior to use, which includes making sure the fallopian tubes are open.

When can I get FemVue?

The procedure will be scheduled during the first half of your menstrual cycle, before you ovulate to reduce the chance of performing the test when you may be unknowingly pregnant.

Will I be given anything for possible discomfort?

Your doctor may advise you to take medications used for menstrual cramps to reduce possible mild cramping or discomfort.

What can I expect to know after the procedure?

Most women know during or right after the procedure whether their fallopian tubes are open or if there may be a blockage.

Is the procedure uncomfortable?

Mild or moderate uterine cramping for about five to ten minutes can be expected for any procedure in the uterus, including fallopian tube or uterine cavity evaluation with a catheter.

What is the next step if my tubes are blocked?

Even if your tubes are blocked there are ways to overcome this problem and still get pregnant. Consult with your doctor for recommendations and possible next steps.