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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can tension knots be on both sides of neck? & how can you tell the difference between tension knots and knots caused by infection or something serious

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
'knots in the neck': Tension can produce indurated sore areas in the neck area. Less commonly in adults, 'knots' from an enlarged lymph node can occur. These may or may not be tender so it may be required to look at the big picture by your doctor to solve the puzzle. Their is no simple way to tell without me examining your neck.

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Last updated Dec 20, 2013

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