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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   are enlarged circumvallate papillae normal
Doctor: Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How many are enlarged, how did you get to know about it?
User :   one side, slightly, i felt a hairball feeling and looked with a light
Doctor :   How many?
User :   i think two, swollen into one raised area
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, & occupation?
User :   female, 50, non smoker, non drinker,XXX
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms or illnesses?
User :   no, i just noticed a day or two ago and am slightly ocd
Doctor :   May I know what OCD you have?
User :   hah, cancer of course! i took prozac for 14 yrs. but am off now.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How big are the two swellings?
Doctor :   Less than a pea size?
User :   tiny, about the size of two, joined together, puffed a little
User :   yes, less than pea size
Doctor :   Is it bigger than a grain of rice?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is it located along the junction of anterior two thirds & posterior one third
Doctor :   of the tongue?
User :   sorry, i don't know what u mean. it's on the right side, back of tongue, i looked at pics on google and am pretty sure it's an enlarged cp
Doctor :   OK, the exact cause is not yet clear, but it has been attributed to
Doctor :   smoking at times
Doctor :   You can get a biopsy done
User :   is it serious
Doctor :   from a pathologist to be sure that it is not serious
User :   are there other causes
Doctor :   90% of the times
User :   like what?
Doctor :   such swellings are not serious
Doctor :   Meet a surgeon
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