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Have been bruising very easily lately. How common is leukemia in adults?

Have been bruising very easily lately. How common is leukemia in adults?

Adult Leukemia: In 2011, leukemia was expected to strike more than 10 times as many adults versus children and adolescents in the us. It tends to occur in the older population with a median age of 66. Different kinds of leukemia occur at different rates in various age groups. Acute lymphocytic leukemia is more common in children whereas acute myeloid leukemia and the chronic leukemias are seen more among adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is 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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I am afraid i may have leukemia :( or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

I am afraid i may have leukemia :( or something serious. Bruising easily a lot lately?

Hard to say...: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Never bruised or bled easily but no awake daily with feelings of bruises in several places and get bloody noses also have leukemia in family ideas?

Never bruised or bled easily but no awake daily with feelings of bruises in several places and get bloody noses also have leukemia in family ideas?

Doctor visit: You need to see a physician for a good physical exam and possibly blood work. Make sure you tell the doc about any medicine you may be taking, be it prescribed or over the counter. ...Read more

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No appetite, frequent infections, can't seem to take satisfying breath, bruising easily.... No tiredness or body pains.... Leukemia?

No appetite, frequent infections, can't seem to take satisfying breath, bruising easily.... No tiredness or body pains.... Leukemia?

Hard to say...: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

See below: There are many different types of leukemias and those present with different symptoms. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/con-20024914 ...Read more

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I am showing signs of easy bruising, night sweats, some discomfort in my left side and some weight loss. These symptoms are showing me leukemia?

See MD: The symptoms you describe can be caused by a number of things. However, they are somewhat concerning when taken all together. Though the likelihood is low, these symptoms could be caused by something like a leukemia or lymphoma. You need to see a health provider now to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Are my symptoms all in my head? I went to get a CBC in february and everything came back fine. I still feel tired, bruise easily, and have horrible shortness of breath for no reason. Could leukemia have developed between now and then? Should I get a secon

Are my symptoms all in my head? I went to get a CBC in february and everything came back fine. I still feel tired, bruise easily, and have horrible shortness of breath for no reason. Could leukemia have developed between now and then? Should I get a secon

Get checked again: You should go right away to get a check of your complete blood count. Leukemias can arise very quickly and often occur in younger people. Your bruising may be due to low platelets and your shortness of breath may be due to low hemoglobin. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more