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3 yr male has a 1.75 cm, firm, smooth, oval, non painful, fairly mobile, swollen gland in groin for two weeks tried antibiotics for a week no result, had CBC normal. doctor wants biopsy is it needed?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Tough to say: If it's fixed to surrounding structures, probably best to biopsy. Otherwise, get a second physician's opinion before proceeding to biposy. As a kid going barefoot in rural Illinois, I had nodes like this often.
Answered on May 27, 2014
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