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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
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
I've had 5 CT scans over the past 5 yrs. 4 abdomen, 1 head. Has this increased my risk a lot for lymphoma or leukemia? What if i need more?
I'm really really scared I have leukemia I've been getting weird symptoms i just wanna no what's going on with me, help? My head has been hurting for months now and I've been feeling dizzy i went to get a CT scan and everything was fine but now I've been
Hard to say...: The symptoms you described are not specific for any disease and may be associated with various conditions including migraines, abnormal blood pressure, and tumors (less likely if a head ct was normal). The best way to go is to consult your doctor and he will perform a clinical exam and some laboratory tests that he/she considers necessary. These will also help ruling out leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When i was 20 i had a chest CT with contrast, at 25 a sinus CT &26 head ct. Iliving in fear of getting leukemia from the radiation?
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
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
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
52 y.F.Suddlenly waked with hemorrhagic skin of large joints in tbc no thrombocytopenia , no evidence of leukaemia , hepatomegly what is diagnosis?
You need to see Doct: Only your doctor can make the diagnosis which will require history, physical exam and tests to find the cause of bleeding. Besides low platelets(which you do not have) there are many other causes of bleeding under the skin. Some of these are clotting defects in the blood which require careful measurements. A hematologist can be more helpful to help in finding the cause. ...Read more
Are there other kinds of cancers other than brain, lukemia, bone, skin, breast, colon, lung, and oral cancer?
Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,
More information: The symptoms of leukemia can include, fevers, fatigue, easy bruising, nose bleeds or gum bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes, recurrent infections, headaches and sometimes a rash. A high WBC count can be caused by leukemia, but those wbcs will look abnormal (called blasts = leukemia cells). Your CBC might also show anemia and low platelets. A bone marrow is the gold standard if your doc is concerned. ...Read more
Anyone...: can get leukemia. Rarely some individuals might inherit a familial disposition, and a few occupational exposures may increase risk (radiation or benzene exposure). More often it occurs from a series of random mutations that happens by bad luck in a single bone marrow stem cell. These mutations causes it to increase in number dramatically, pushing out healthy cells, but leaves them under developed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No such condition!: Leukemia by definition is a name given to blood cancer. But there are at least 4 separate types of Leukemias, broadly classified as Acute Leukemias(a very serious disease requiring immediate treatment) and Chronic Leukemias(which are slowly growing Cancers and have a much better prognosis as people with Chronic leukemia can survive for many years...some of these patients are cured with medicines. ...Read more
See below...: Yes, a staging system is used for many types of cancer including leukemia; however, the factors involved are numerous and staging also depends heavily on the specific type of leukemia. Therefore, the staging for each particular case should be performed under the guidance of a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms. : When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: 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, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists the diagnosis is confirmed with blood and bone marrow tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer