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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

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 more

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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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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

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My son had a head x-ray, can he be at risk for leukemia later on ?

My  son had a head x-ray, can he be at risk for leukemia later on ?

Probably not: There is no concrete data but some suggestion that xray may increase the risk of leukemia in children. This also depends on the body location, with chest xray seems more significant, and dental xray and head xray probably carry minimal risks. ...Read more

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3yr old is itchy all over but no rash what could this be? I read itchy skin could be leukemia is this true? :(

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

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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?

Underlying disease?: The bigger question is, why have you had so many ct scans over such a short period of time.Do you have some sort on underlying disease that requires so much intervention? Since you've had 4 abdominal ct scans , do you have ibs. ...Read more

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Acute myeloid leukemia, bone tb, vomiting, red spots under skin, no appitite, breathing difficulty.How likely to be fatal?No responding well after chemo

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

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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.

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 more

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How do I treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

How do I treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Stop taking it: If you get a rash from penicillin, you should stop it immediately. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine like Claritin or zyrtec. If you insist on not taking any medication, then a cool shower or oatmeal bath may help with the itching. In any event, if you have any breathing problems, you need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way treat the skin symptoms of an amoxicillin reaction without medication?

Time: If not a severe reaction it will dissipate in time. You should see however if it was an allergic reaction or not. In some cases , when given for viral illness one can get a rash and not be allergic. This would be important to know. Can see an infectious disease doctor or allergist to help with this. ...Read more

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What are some allergy/skin symptoms to detergent?

What are some allergy/skin symptoms to detergent?

Rash: If a patient is allergic to a detergent (laundry or dish washing) then there is usually some sort of rash, redness, itching or other symptom that there is some irritation present. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Is it normal to have a mild case of psoriasis on several toenails without any skin symptoms?

Yes: With mild cases of psoriais, you can develop this in just the toenails as this makes the nails weaker and prone to a fungus infection. ...Read more

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What are the skin symptoms of milk allergy?

Milk allergy: Immediately after consuming milk, signs and symptoms of a milk allergy might include:hives, wheezing, vomiting, signs and symptoms that may take more time to develop include:loose stools, which may contain blood, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, coughing or wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin rash, often around the mouth, colic in babies. ...Read more

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Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Here are some ...: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more

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Are chapped lips and dry skin symptoms of low intake?

Are chapped lips and dry skin symptoms of low intake?

Yes: It is common if you eat or drink very little to have dry skin. Often one of the best things you can do to help yourself is to hydrate with water regularly. This is often overlooked and very important for good skin health as well as your body in general. Make sure to eat a balanced and adequate diet as well. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more