A 33-year-old female asked:
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i have one tonsil that is different/larger/more rounded than the other and has been for over two years. only recently, on the top of this tonsil, there has been some growth that is separate from the rounded part. what is this? could it be cancerous?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Requires direct : observation and ENT evaluation: and/or photo documentation. "Sounds like polyp or tonsil overgrowth. Cannot be diagnosed online.
Answered on Jul 15, 2019
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