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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is this spaghetti thing i feel on 1 side of my neck a nerve? about 0.3 cm wide 0.8 cm long. feels like tendon. 2 friends have it too but on other side

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Not nerve.: Nerves are almost impossible to feel. It is likely a tendon. Whether you can feel it or not depends on the position of your head and how much muscle and fat is over it.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is this noodle thing I feel on one side of my neck a middle cervical sympathetic ganglion nerve? About 0.3 cm wide 0.8 cm long. FEELS like tendon.

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unlikely, but...: This is unlikely to be related to the cervical sympathetic ganglion, unless you have a Schwannoma or other unusual situation. If you are concerned that there is something going on please see a physician for evaluation.
Last updated Jun 9, 2017


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