A 43-year-old female asked:
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small hard bump covered with flesh but looks white underneath with light. perfectly round on tonsil. 1 ent says tonsillectomy the other says stone. ?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Time: For a stone you have time and it will probably work its way out. Of not then you can consider tonsillectomy. 3 mo this will be enough to know
Answered on Sep 1, 2014

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