Should I have a HSG test after an ectopic?

I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2005 in my right tube. The tube was not removed and I had a salpingectomy.

I am now 31 and my partner and I would like to start a family, however I am afraid of a repeat ectopic pregnancy. Is it wise it have a HSG test done prior to trying to conceive? I have read online that it not only confirms if your tubes are healthy but it also removes small blockages.

I know many doctors will tell me to try for 6 -12 months before seeking fertility advice, however I would really like to know if there is anything I can do prior to trying to help increase my chances.

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If you had a salpingectomy your tube will have been removed. Did they tell you at the time the remaining tube was healthy? If so I would not recommend an HSG initially. Try to conceive for 6-12 months and if you have a positive pregnancy make sure you have a scan at 6-7 weeks to check the pregnancy is in the uterus. I do not feel that an HSG will help you get pregnant.