A 22-year-old female asked:
can bone/joint pain be the only symptom of leukemia a person has? what would the pain be like?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Sewa Legha answered
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Unusual: It would be unusual not to have any other symptoms but bone/joint pains. Most folks will feel weak(due to anemia), have skin bruises from low platelets and often have infections due to low white cell count. A blood test called CBC can address your question better. If the blood test showed any abnormality, then a bone marrow examination may be indicated to confirm presence or absence of leukemia.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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