A 23-year-old female asked:
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enlarged tonsils? there are permanently huge and food and mucus stick to them but no dr. wants to remove them, what can i do?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Live: This is a common problem and you are not alone. But, what is also very common is death from anesthesia and bleeding after tonsillectomy in too many adults like you. Your surgeons are being appropriately cautious and this is not a punishment. They are not being 'mean' or bad doctors. You are in a predicament that may be one you can learn to live with and find what others do with same situation.
Answered on Mar 28, 2017

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