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I had a needle biopsy of a cervical lymph node in my neck a

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I had a needle biopsy of a cervical lymph node in my neck a month ago, which came back benign. The lymph node hasn't reduced in size at all.

I have the Air Conditioning people here right now replacing our A/C unit and there is mold in the A/C ducts. I'm getting a UV System to prevent this from being a problem moving forward.

Do you think that this could be a possible cause for the node that has not gone down in size?

Hello Sean,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

The mold in the AC unit is not likely to be the only reason of the lymph node not going down in size or resolving. The lymph nodes many times may take even three to six months or more for self resolution. But yes many other factors can play role like allergies, upper respiratory tract infection, surrounding skin issue, etc which may prevent the size of lymph node to decrease significantly..

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