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is painful & swollen joints associated with leukemia iin any way?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Joint pain common: Leukemia can definitely cause pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints.
Answered on May 7, 2013
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Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No. : This is not a typical symptom for leukemia. There are many reasons to have painful and swollen joints. Leukemia tends to cause bruising, easy bleeding (typically nosebleeds or heavy periods), fatigue and fevers.
Answered on Mar 28, 2014
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