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healthy 20 y/o male. few red dots on arms. can feel spleen occasionally (not all the time) small amount of red blood in stool. lukemia?

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Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bleeding disorder: Bleeding tendency in the stool with red spots on the skin reflects blood problem spleen? Felt by yourself? Raises the issue of platelets disorders versus coagulation disorders both needs to be tackled by a hematologist since our concern is underlying serious disease i.e. Leukemia require skilled hematologist to be be ruled out.
Answered on Mar 14, 2014
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Dr. Agos Luca
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Specializes in Pathology
Difficult to say: Too little data to make a definitive comment. Bleeding and splenomegaly may be associated with leukemia but there are many other possible causes so one should not jump to conclusions. Consultation with your doctor is recommended.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014

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