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Neck Muscle or Swollen Lymph Node

I noticed what I thought was a lymph node sized lump or possibly a swollen lymph node yesterday...it's slightly behind my ear...almost all the way at the base of my neck on the right side. I got very scared about having a swollen lymph node and went to my general practitioner last night.  They examined me and felt the area I was referring to. Conclusion was that it was just my neck muscle and a location where my neck muscle might be slightly larger...but as I ran my finger along the area I could tell it was all one long muscle and not a lymph node.

What I'm wondering is, could I have an inflammed or swollen node UNDER the muscle that is making it seem like I have a swollen node?

Could this be a posterior cervicle lymph node or anoth node at the base of the neck...

They said I could have an ultrasound...but I said know...now of course I'm thinking about doing it.
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did you ever find anything out about this? because i too have what i thought was a lymph node but when you run your finger up and down it feels like a muscle. so i am beginning to wonder. but my thing is that i is moveable and feels like what a lymph node is. any advice would be great!
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I am searching for information on what sounds like the same problem. I keep forgetting to ask my doctor about it. I've had it for over a year and usually forget about it -- but it is painful to the touch. It appeared at the same time as my first uveitis attack, so at the time I thought it was a swollen lymph node related to that. But it (sore hard fixed bump) has not changed at all since it first appeared suddenly. Peculiar.
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my son who has chronic lymphadenopathy (he is still a baby) I first noticed it on the posterior neck muscles.  I was so scared & when I took him in to the pediatrician, (It sounds similar to how you are describing it), it was his lymph nodes.  They did blood work & everything was normal, now it has almost been a year, he still gets chronic lymphadenopathy but labs are still normal, he has severe eczema & I pray that is all it is...

but I still get worried.
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