When I was eight I had my tonsils and adenoids removed. I also went ahead and had my wisdom teeth extracted when I was 18 even though they weren't bothering me. Growing up, a few of my buddies had their appendixes removed. Back then (early 80's) these parts were casually hacked off and treated as unnecessary.
A recent study from Sweden found an increased risk of heart attack related to removal of appendix and tonsils before age 20.
Great, now I don't have as many sore throats, but I may have a heart attack. Super.
What do you think of this study?
Where do you stand on removal of "non-essential" parts of children?
As a mom, I am leaning toward keeping all my kids' body parts intact unless extreme trauma or infection. Should I rethink this?