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What are the signs of leukemia. similar to anemia but how do you differentiate ? i have for months been up and down with flu symptoms low grade fever daily every evening light headed bruise easily with slight contact on legs short of breath

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Many possibilities : Leukemia could cause this, but much less likely than several other things. Given your location (South Africa) -- depending in part on lifestyle etc -- things that come to mind are tuberculosis, malaria, parasitic infestation, and various other chronic infections. HIV and syphilis are possible, depending on sexual risks. Lymphoma and other cancers aside from leukemia. See a doctor soon. Good luck!
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
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Glad to hear from your reply message you have been tested and don't have HIV. But don't disregard the other possibilities. This sort of problem definitely needs medical attention.
Nov 6, 2018

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