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Doctor insights on: Does Lupus And Leukemia Have Same Symptoms

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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How are leukemia and lupus similar?

How are leukemia and lupus similar?

Lupus is: An autoimmune disease and leukemia is cancer of the blood forming elements. Lupus and leukemia patients can have low blood counts, and by contrast a lupus patient on steroids could have a high wbc, as could a leukemia patient. ...Read more

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What are the risks/concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Lupus and Cancer: Systemic lupus erythematosus (“lupus” or “sle”) and other autoimmune diseases are linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Specifically, lupus patients may experience an elevated risk of lymphoma and other cancers, such as cancer of the cervix. ...Read more

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What are the risks/ concerns for having lupus and leukemia both?

Both are: Serious conditions and the treatment of one will be impacted by the other. Do you know specifics about the leukemia? Acute or chronic. Myeloid or lymphoid? ...Read more

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Am I at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Am I at a higher risk for lymphoma and leukemia having been diagnosed with lupus?

Slight, but: Slight possibility, but the key is to catch any change early - by routine clinical evaluation at 3 month or less intervals by your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Could lupus lead to leukemia?

Maybe: There is an increased risk of cancer if you have sle. This is especially true for lymphoma. ...Read more

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My mom has Lupus &recent diagnosed with CM Leukemia & now just visited her Dr & has gained 23-28 pounds since her last visit 2 wks ago. Cause?

My mom has Lupus &recent diagnosed with CM Leukemia & now just visited her Dr & has gained 23-28 pounds since her last visit 2 wks ago. Cause?

? Heart failure: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see her doctor. It is possible that she is in heart failure and has retained water. In any case, it is imperative for her to see her doctor. ...Read more

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Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Will my bone marrow test show up for leukemia lupus etc, while I am on these IV treatments for my blood platelet disease?

Probably: I can't tell what blood platelet disease you have so I don't know what medications you are taking so it is not possible to definitively answer your question. Bone marrow is the best way to diagnose leukemia but is not a good test for lupus. ...Read more

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Wbc 11.8 platelets 400 abs lymphs 4.2 vit D 15.8 B12 278 test monthly. Why? Mention of luekemia or lymphoma on top of my lupus but just watching. Why?

Wbc 11.8 platelets 400 abs lymphs 4.2 vit D 15.8 B12 278 test monthly. Why? Mention of luekemia or lymphoma on top of my lupus but just watching. Why?

It's not clear.: Lupus can affect your blood counts, but your WBC is fine and your platelets are high normal. Your vitamin D is low, and I see you are taking Vitamin D. For the lymphocyte count, look at the normal values on the lab report. If your lympocytes are high or low, your doctor may be following them. I'm not worried by the numbers, but I can't read your doctor's mind. Why not ask? Best to you! ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of leukemia when diagnosed?

What are typical symptoms of leukemia when diagnosed?

Which leukemia?: There are chronic and acute leukemia. Some symptoms related to acute leukemia may include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, chils, night sweats, weight loss, bleeding, bony pain etc. In chronic leukemia, however, many times-patients are asymptomatic when diagnosed. The evaluation is started due to abnormal blood counts. Sometimes abdominal pain, fatigue, or easy bruising can happen. ...Read more

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Feeling cold is it symptom of leukemia?

Feeling cold is it symptom of leukemia?

No: I have treated many patients for leukemia. None had "feeling cold" as her chief complaint. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

What are the symptoms of acute adult leukemia?

Several: Fatigue, fever, easy bruising, infection are some of the symptoms of acute leukemia. Having any of these symptoms, however, does not mean that someone has leukemia. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of childhood leukemia?

What are the core symptoms of childhood leukemia?

Multiple: Kids with leukemia can have different presentations. Fever, anemia (low red blood cells--causes paleness and tiredness), easy bruising (not just from the knee to ankle), easy bleeding, bone or joint pain, limp, poor appetite, irritability, headache, seizures, swollen lymph nodes (glands), or shortness of breath. Many of these can have multiple causes, so if you're worried, see a pediatrician! ...Read more

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What to do about hypochondria - leukemia symptoms?

What to do about hypochondria - leukemia symptoms?

Info @ anxietybc. Org: Learning about anxiety problems can be huge help. Living in a state of perpetual doubt takes its toll. Ur primitive brain regions, in an effort 2 protect u from harm, r sounding a steady stream of false alarms. But those same primitive brain regions' "freak outs" r very convincing ; fool "higher thinking" areas of ur brain. Suggest learning about ocd - how it works. See: http://bit. Ly/15ggecx. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of childhood leukemia?

Fatigue: Fever, weakness, anemia, appetite loss, rashes, especially small red dots called petechia, pallor, bleeding gums, frequent infections. ...Read more

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How to know if I have symptoms of childhood leukemia?

How to know if I have symptoms of childhood leukemia?

Leukemia: Childhood leukemia can present in children with a variety of symptoms: fatigue, pallor, decreased appetite, weight loss, easy bruising or bleeding, or limp. If you are concerned about a child with these symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some characteristic signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are some characteristic signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Variable: Symptons may include but not limited to fever, weakness, easy fatiguability, shortness of breath, weight loss and sweating. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Signs and symptoms of lupus?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Can stress cause lupus symptoms?

Indirectly: Stress can cause lupus to flare or lupus symptoms to worsen. However, stress by itself cannot cause to lupus to develop. ...Read more

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Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

Lupus: Lupus it is an autoimune disease. Means you have antibodies attacking your own body structures. One of the downsize of this disease is that can affect adversely the pregnancy.If you are a woman, pregnant you should definetely should see a doctor. Typically it appears as a rash on your face in form of butterfly when you expose your face to sun. There is treatment to slow down the disease progression. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of discoid lupus?  

What are the symptoms of discoid lupus?  

Scarring rash: Lupus affects in the skin in discoid lupus and in some cases of sle. There is redness usually on the cheeks, nose, possibly ears and scalp. It can show broken blood vessels, depressed scars, and a purple border. Topical or injections of steroids are often helpful. In more severe case oral antimalarials are used. ...Read more

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Will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

Will discoid lupus give you any symptoms?

Skin only: Discoid involves skin only but 5 per cent have systemic lupus which can affect almost any organ with common involvement as arthritis, swelling, and in severe cases heart, lungs or kidney. S you must be monitored to rule out systemic involvement and minimize scarring and color changes on the skin. ...Read more

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What are some signs and symptoms of lupus?

What are some signs and symptoms of lupus?

Fatigue, pain: This is a difficult question to answer since lupus has been associated with virtually every organ system, and can cause a multitude of symptoms.

Of all the symptoms that are seen in lupus, fatigue and joint pain are the most common (but also are seen in many, many other conditions).

The one symptom I find unique to lupus is photosensitivity: in form of rash or increasing fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hairy cell leukemia?

What are the symptoms of hairy cell leukemia?

Fatigue: Hairy cell leukemia is a very rare disorder. It is diagnosed, usually, when a person presents with severe fatigue, and anemia is detected. A large spleen is often detected on examination. ...Read more

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What are the main signs and symptoms of lupus?

Multiple: Fever, skin rash, arthritis, low blood count, tiredness, hair loss, loss of pregnancy, muscle aches, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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Do all lupus patients have the same symptoms?  

No: The disease can vary greatly. Some have skin involvement only while others never develop skin involvement. Others have arthritis only. Followup with your doctor is important to monitor your ideas and treatment. Lupus can be self limited and burn it itself out. ...Read more