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A 31-year-old female asked:

On right side of neck 4 finger widths diagonally down from ear towards back is sore to touch. is there a lymph node there or is it something else?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Occipital lymph node: There are occipital lymph nodes in that area, and that's certainly possible that's what it is. There are also muscles, ligaments, and bones that can become inflamed. You should see your doctor for an examination of the area.
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