Q: Am I more likely to get pregnant?

A: Several studies have shown that pregnancy rates are slightly increased in the first months following a hysterosalpingogram. Flushing of the tubes with the contrast dye could open a minor blockage or clean out some debris that may be a factor preventing the couple from conceiving. Some of these studies suggest that using oil-based contrast provides a greater increase in pregnancy rates after a hysterosalpingogram than does the use of water-based contrast.