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Have you had your tonsils removed?

coloCan
Posts: 1850
Joined: Oct 2009

There's no one any longer around for me to ask how young i was when i had my tonsils removed, 7? 8?
The reason I ask this is I just read article that tonsils are another source of "T" cells, a type of immune cell......Till this, I was under impression removal of tonsils had no effect.....Now I wonder.......steve

healthnewsdigest.com/news/Health_Tips_620/Tonsils_May_Be_Important_After_All.shtml

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Sundanceh
Posts: 4298
Joined: Jun 2009

...still have the original equipment.

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LAF53
Posts: 61
Joined: Sep 2011

I still have mine. Interesting. I'll have to find the article.

coloCan
Posts: 1850
Joined: Oct 2009

forget to do so when posted.....I guess some of us did and some didn't......Hmmmmm

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Lovekitties
Posts: 2943
Joined: Jan 2010

I had mine out at 18.

smokeyjoe
Posts: 1428
Joined: Feb 2011

Still have em....but when I was younger like 10 years old or so, they talked about removing adenoids or something, I had swollen nodes and would breath through my mouth and snore....so they were checking for something causing the swollen nodes....but it just resolved itself.

lauragb
Posts: 368
Joined: Aug 2011

I had mine out at age 5. I'll have to read this article. Hmmm

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SisterSledge
Posts: 342
Joined: Feb 2011

I've never had problems that might have required removing anything, until cancer came along...still have my tonsils and suchnz.

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ron50
Posts: 1288
Joined: Nov 2001

Lost mine at five,one of the worst experiences of my young life. Ron.

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