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Leukemia Of The Skin
I have pink dots on my skin. can it be a side effect of medicines or something like leukemia? andhow long will last? they are tiny.
See your doctor : It could be nothing, but please see your doctor to be sure. It is very difficult to evaluate this condition over email/internet. ...Read more
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
3yr old is itchy all over but no rash what could this be? I read itchy skin could be leukemia is this true? :(
Yes and no: Certain blood cell disorders may be associated with itchy but the incidence is quite low. There are many causes for a 3-yo child to get itchy and dry skin is one of them. Consider applying a moisturizer on the skin immediately after bathing to see if this helps May also try an antihistamine. If these measures fail. see your doctor. ...Read more
Acute myeloid leukemia, bone tb, vomiting, red spots under skin, no appitite, breathing difficulty.How likely to be fatal?No responding well after chemo
AML: This severe disease was formerly 100% fatal. Chemo transformed this into a treatable and potentially curable condition, but fraught with numerous risks, often due to infection. I've seen recoveries that border on miraculous ; am reluctant to be pessimistic, but realistically this does not sound promising. If you are having trouble breathing you belong in your doctor's office or in hospital now. ...Read more
Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, now also has bone marrow tb.Difficulty breathing, wont eat and vomiting.Red spots under skin.Is this serious?
Extremely: This person needs to be under the care of a very competent hemato-oncologist. ...Read more
I have frequent infections, fatigue, red spots under my skin, bone and joint pain, fevers and a high wbc. Is it possible for me to have leukemia?
Don't waste time: Very possible. Go to a doctor and preferably a hemotologist without delay. ...Read more
Do you think I have leukemia? It started with a sore throat, rashes, bruising, itchy skin, muscle pain, nerve pain? It's improving. Had no fever.
Unlikely: These symptoms can be interpreted many ways, but if leukemia were present (which is very improbable) the symptoms would not improve, but get progressively worse. Sounds as if you have been reading texts looking for a diagnosis and are learning that there is more to medical practice than is written down. See a good clinician. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is a malignancy arising from the white cell forming elements of the bone marrow. It crowds out the red cells and platlets leading to anemia, bleeding tendency and since the white cells produced are ineffective, infection is common. This is lethal unless treated and modern treatment can be very effective. Your friend probably is in the right track if the diagnosis has been made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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