When should I have my tonsils looked at?

Rick C. Jensen, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
If you've been told you have big tonsils, that may not mean you need treatment. But in some cases, big tonsils may cause problems. In this video, Dr. Rick Jensen discusses the red flags that mean you should see a doctor.

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