Small firm lymph node?

Patient

Q: About a year ago I notice that my inguinal lymph nodes were firm and slightly larger. Then I started having a fever, night sweats, and was fatigued. I had trouble getting into my PCP so I went to an urgent care where I was given a dose of antibiotics, which seemed to work. I stopped having fevers, night sweats, and all-in-all I felt much better; however, the lymph nodes remained firm. When I went to my PCP, he ordered blood work and a CT scan and everything came back good. A year later I still feel great, but my lymph nodes are still firm (I think normal size) and now he thinks I should have a biopsy. Is this really necessary?

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