I know there was a time when it was common for kids to have their tonsils removed. These days - doctors are not so quick to schedule surgery for tonsils. I'm wondering if docs are a little too quick to schedule hysterectomies? I went to see a new dr today to get an opinion on fibroids and bloating... Evidently, my fibroids are very small - but the bloating seems HUGE. The doctor talked casually about how I'll probably be a candidate for a hysterectomy soon... and then she said something that really disturbed me: She mentioned that it would be great if we could all automatically have a hysterectomy right after the birth of our last child - and then we wouldn't have to worry about it. ???? I'm not sure if this is the attitude I want in a doctor. Are we really supposed to have our kids and then have the thing removed? Why is this such a common surgery today? Why are we in such a hurry to remove body parts? It just seems strange to me that this kind of procedure is routine treatment. I mean - not to get religious or anything - but why would we be designed with parts that need to be removed? Yes - I am all for removing cancers and abnormalities causing pain....I just wondering if the uterus is today's tonsils ? And in a generation or so docs will question the wisdom of automatically removing it... What do you think?