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Study: Women without appendix or tonsils might get pregnant easier

Women who've had their appendix or tonsils removed get pregnant faster, according to a new study.
The study by the University of Dundee, U.K., looked at data compiled over 15 years.
Sami Shimi, co-author of the University of Dundee, U.K., study, began research thinking women who have had an appendectomy might be less likely to have a child.
"Our first study produced such a surprising result - that women who had had their appendix removed actually appeared more likely to become pregnant - that we wanted to look at a wider group to establish whether this was really related to the removal of the appendix, which if left can be a cause of inflammation," Shimi toldMedical News Today.
Researchers pored over medical records of more than 530,000 women in the United Kingdom to find a connection between fertility and the removal of an appendix or tonsils.
The same held true of those who had a tonsillectomy.
The pregnancy rate of an average woman is 43.7%. The rate of women in the study who had an appendectomy or tonsillectomy was around 54%. For women that had both procedures, that rose to 59.7%.
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While it's easy to say women who have these surgeries get pregnant easier, the results could be because of biological or even behavioral factors. In other words, women who don't need an appendectomy or tonsillectomy shouldn't rush into a surgery because they are trying to get pregnant.
"But if they need one, the operation will not reduce their future chances of pregnancy," Shimi told CNN.
Reprinted from USA TODAY

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