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Infertility Posted by ghada S.

Dear Paul 

could you please explain what is written in your notes

Investigating Female Infertility

Tubal flushing

" Tubal flushing with oil-soluble contrast media is associated with a significant increase in pregnancy rates compared with no treatment. It is also associated with an increase in the odds of live birth but not pregnancy rates when compared with tubal flushing with water-soluble media "

while it is written in 

Assessing Tubal Damage

Hystero-salpingography

" May be associated with increased pregnancy rates - RCTs comparing pregnancy rates after HSG with oil based and water based contrast media have shown a 2 fold increase in pregnancy rates with oil based media "

My Q is does oil contrast increase pregnancy rate or not???