Having your appendix or tonsils removed increases pregnancy rates

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Now if you’re thinking of going out of your way to have either a tonsillectomy or appendectomy, hold your horses!

Getting either your tonsils or appendix surgically taken out doesn’t seem like an appealing prospect. But believe it or not, they do have a benefit—especially if you’re a woman who wants to get pregnant.

According to a new study involving women in the United Kingdom, those who have had their appendix or tonsils or both removed are more likely to get pregnant.

Now if you’re thinking of going out of your way to have either a tonsillectomy or appendectomy, hold your horses! The study doesn’t encourage women to do that at all.

A clinical senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee and the study’s co-author Sami Shimi said “women who have had an appendectomy or tonsillectomy, or even more particularly both, are more likely to become pregnant, and sooner than the rest of the general population.”

The researchers looked into the  medical records of 54, 675 women who had undergone appendectomy, 112, 607 women who had undergone tonsillectomy and 10,340 women who had both their appendix and tonsils removed, as per the Parent Herald.

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