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is it common to experience peripheral neuropathy as one of your lymphoma / leukemia symptoms?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Certainly: Any systemic disease like leukemia or lymphoma treatment can cause peripheral neuropathy. Whether the disease or treatment is causing the symptoms is variable but the treatment is more notorious for precipitating symptoms.

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What are the effects of non-hodgkin lymphoma in pregnancy?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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None from the cancer: Non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl) doesn't normally worsen during pregnancy or have significant affects on the pregnancy. Nhl is an aggressive cancer. Complete staging is indicated. If diagnosed in the first trimester, therapeutic abortion should be discussed. Standard chemo can be administered during the second and third trimester. Some studies have suggested low birthweight can be a complication.
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I have burkett's lymphoma, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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It is possible: Usually the treatment for burkett's lymphoma is quite aggressive. This usually means that your normal white blood cells - which protect you from infection with bacteria may be lower for a longer period of time. The longer they are quite low, the higher the chance of infection that may spread to your blood stream (septicemia).
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How do I choose the right treatment for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Depends: Over 40 sub-types of nhl with varying stages and prognostic factors, so no universal answer. You need to talk closely with your lymphoma expert heme/oncologist. For some disease and people there is more than one answer that includes not only tumor biology, but patient biology (eg, other health conditions, age, etc) and patient preference.
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A 46-year-old female asked:

I use to have lukemia, in 1990, now I have iron deficiency anemia I have been getting iron i'v for 7yrs they can't seem to figure out where the bleedi?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Not bleeding: These are several ways that you can be anemic and its not only from bleeding, you can either not make enough blood, you are loosing it (bleeding) or your body is eating you blood up. Sometimes we get into habits and just keep doing the samething over and over, ask your doctor to take a good second look and perform new test and blood work.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from neuropraxia due to a dislocated knee?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
As much as 18 months: Neuropraxia's are stretch injuries to the nerve. The nerves can slowly regenerate and probably by 18 months your are maximized. You need to be followed by your orthopedist and if they recommend a neurologic workup you may get ncv/emg studies done to assess the nerve function.

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