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I have been being watched for lymphoma, and have multiple enlarged lymph nodes. The left lower side has been hurting, could that be my spleen?

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In brief: Possible.

Spleen is basically a very large lymph node with specialized cells, and can enlarge along with the other lymphatic tissue.
On the other hand, it's closer to the upper-left of the abdomen, and rarely hurts even when enlarged. You do need to see your doctor to sort this out.

In brief: Possible.

Spleen is basically a very large lymph node with specialized cells, and can enlarge along with the other lymphatic tissue.
On the other hand, it's closer to the upper-left of the abdomen, and rarely hurts even when enlarged. You do need to see your doctor to sort this out.
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