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Old 13 February 2013, 05:14 PM
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A friend of mine (aged 41) just got news from her doctor that her tonsils were growing back in after being remvoed when she was a child.

I realised that i still have my tonsils at age 40 --

who else has tonsils this late in life -- and does it really matter? are they still removing them on a regular basis? I remember my friends all having it done at one point or another -- but my kids still have theires, as do my brothers --

is tonsilities a thing of hte past?

(and for the record i also still have my apendix --)
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:17 PM
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I still have mine. I think removing the tonsils is done much less frequently in the past.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:23 PM
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I still have mine. GenYus is correct, it is much less common to have tonsils removed these days. The procedure can be dangerous. I lost a childhood friend to it.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:32 PM
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I still have mine. I'll be 45 this year.

Fun family facts:
My grandmother remembers having hers removed when she was a child, but says they grew back.

My mother had hers into adulthood, and swears they disappeared when she was in her 30s.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:40 PM
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I've been meaning to have mine taken out. But who has the time?

(Quote stolen from elsewhere. I take no credit for the clever wit)
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:43 PM
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I have mine. They happily produce (small) tonsiliths on a regular basis. Having tonsils removed was not a particularly common procedure among the other kids I knew as a kid. I don't remember anyone I knew having it done, although it seemed every sit-com had an episode about it at some point.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:46 PM
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I am 42 and do not have my tonsils. Even when I had mine taken out as a child, it wasn't that common anymore. But my dr was very old school and thought it would help with my very, very frequent colds.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:47 PM
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I'm 51 and I still have mine. It was fairly common when I was a kid to have them removed. I remember thinking it was just a matter of time before I had the operation, but I never did.
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:51 PM
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I had mine removed when I was 12 and it was because of constant recurring tonsillitis that had made me miss a lot of school. In my case anyway I think they really did need to come out. That said I think by the time I had my operation tonsillectomies were not routine anymore anyway as I know none of my siblings had it done and I can't think offhand of any friends who did either.

Even back then I can remember my dad teasing me that someday those tonsils would grow back. So far so good though .
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Old 13 February 2013, 05:57 PM
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I'm 39 and still have my tonsils. I know my brother got his removed when he was young (I had some polyps in my nose they removed at the same time), but mine were never removed.
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:00 PM
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I turn 40 this year and I still have mine.
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:06 PM
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48 this year and I still have tonsils, adenoids and appendix
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:31 PM
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I had my wisdom teeth removed if we're expanding the OP's question.
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:37 PM
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I think removing the tonsils is done much less frequently in the past.
I believe this is correct. My parents had their tonsils removed but I, my siblings, and all of my friends still have theirs.

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Old 13 February 2013, 06:45 PM
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I still have all the body parts I was born with.
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:50 PM
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34, and still have em. I have my wisdom teeth as well.
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:50 PM
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Are eggs a body "part"?
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Old 13 February 2013, 06:53 PM
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I'm 55 and still have my tonsils.

I keep them in a jar by my bed.

Sometimes they talk to me. They say awful, mean things. Sometimes they ask me why I never got rid of my appendix. They hate him. They say they'll take care of him if I'll just let them in.


Not really. They are still where they have always been.
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Old 13 February 2013, 07:05 PM
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Me. And, according to my doctor, they're working just fine.

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Old 13 February 2013, 07:16 PM
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I don't have my tonsils, but I still have my appendix and wisdom teeth. I am missing part of disk between my c4-c5 vertebrae.

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