Women without appendix 'more fertile'

Understanding the basis and treatment of disease.

Moderators: Calilasseia, ADParker

Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#1  Postby DougC » Aug 04, 2016 4:29 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36940756

B.B.C. Article
Women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed appear to be more fertile, a 15-year study suggests.
The researchers, at the University of Dundee, analysed medical records from more than half a million British women.
They argue the operations could directly affect fertility or there may be a "behavioural" explanation.
Experts said the findings might lead to new treatments, but advised women not to have their tonsils and appendix taken out unnecessarily.

(Continues)
To do, is to be (Socrate)
To be, is to do (Sartre)
Do be do be do (Sinatra)
SUBWAY(1985)
DougC
THREAD STARTER
 
Posts: 14012
Age: 44
Male

Country: UNITED Kingdom
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#2  Postby archibald » Oct 28, 2016 8:54 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36940756

"134 pregnancies in women who had had their appendix removed
149 pregnancies in women who had had their tonsils removed
and 143 pregnancies in women who had had both removed"


So if you only had your tonsils removed, your chances of getting pregnant increased, but reduced again if you had your appendix removed too, even though only having the appendix removed increased your chances?
'I like a good old fashion snog. Don't mind a shag as well.'
Scot Dutchy

"No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy."
Henry Kissinger
User avatar
archibald
 
Posts: 7376

Print view this post

Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#3  Postby Fallible » Oct 28, 2016 11:00 am

:shifty:
Arcade Fire wrote:Afterlife. I think I saw what happens next. It was just a glimpse of you like looking through a window or a shallow sea. Could you see me?
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 40954
Age: 43
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#4  Postby jamest » Oct 28, 2016 7:47 pm

Is this research for real? Or did some bozo with a cute pen decide this?

Yep... I'll get my coat.
They came, they saw, they concurred.
jamest
 
Posts: 15447
Male

Country: England
Jolly Roger (arr)
Print view this post

Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#5  Postby scott1328 » Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

jamest wrote:Is this research for real? Or did some bozo with a cute pen decide this?

Yep... I'll get my coat.

Despite your protestations to the contrary, I have never sought to have you banned.

Now, however...
User avatar
scott1328
 
Name: Some call me... Tim
Posts: 6952
Male

United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#6  Postby jamest » Oct 28, 2016 8:24 pm

Yep... it was that bad.
They came, they saw, they concurred.
jamest
 
Posts: 15447
Male

Country: England
Jolly Roger (arr)
Print view this post

Re: Women without appendix 'more fertile'

#7  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Oct 29, 2016 6:55 pm

Definitely keeping my appendix then!
User avatar
Rachel Bronwyn
 
Name: a certain type of girl
Posts: 10593
Age: 28
Female

Canada (ca)
Print view this post


Return to Medicine

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest