Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography (HyCoSy) | Manchester Fertility


A non-invasive transvaginal ultrasound technique which assesses the patency of your fallopian tubes.


HyCoSy (Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography) is a fertility test offered by our sonography team at our state-of-the-art clinic. It is a non-invasive transvaginal ultrasound technique that assesses the patency of your fallopian tubes, which must be clear of blockages in order to conceive. 

Why have a HyCoSy test?

If you are having trouble trying to conceive it is advisable to have a number of fertility checks, we call this our fertility assessment. For women, this involves an AMH blood test, pelvic ultrasound scan, antral follicle count, and a general health check (including your BMI).

Sometimes, following these tests, it is necessary to carry out further investigations, including the HyCoSy tubal patency test.

HyCoSy tests, plus a consultation with a fertility specialist, will help you make informed decisions and give you useful advice about how best to conceive.

What is the HyCoSy test procedure?

HyCoSy test involves injecting a contrast fluid into the uterine cavity through the cervix, which will indicate on ultrasound if there are any fallopian tube blockages or other changes in the womb such as polyps or fibroids. 

What causes blocked tubes?

Blocked fallopian tubes can be caused by a number of reasons, including infections, previous surgery, and scar tissue. Blocked fallopian tubes do not typically show any symptoms and most women are unaware of a problem until they have difficulty conceiving.

Who performs the HyCoSy test?

One of our trained sonographers will carry out the HyCoSy test, which will normally take around 40 minutes.

Performing this treatment every day, our team will put you at ease and make your treatment as comfortable as possible.

Will there be any discomfort?

During the test you may feel some discomfort but this usually passes quickly. We recommend that you take some form of pain relief such as ibuprofen or paracetamol an hour before the procedure.

What does it cost?

HyCoSy is not part of our standard fertility assessment and has a stand-alone price of £525.

Why choose us?

We have an expert team that is qualified to carry out the HyCoSy procedure in our state-of-the-art clinic. As an award-winning private fertility clinic regulated by HFEA, you will be made aware of all aspects of your HyCoSy procedure and looked after by our friendly, caring team. We also have lots of appointments, so you don't have to wait for your HyCoSy test.

Is it easy to make an appointment?

Yes, absolutely. You can contact us on 0161 300 2737, email us at enquiries@manchesterfertility.com or complete our self-referral form.

When will I receive the results of the HyCoSy test?

The result of the test is given to you immediately after the procedure by the Sonographer.