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Does leukemia bruises color changed day by day?

Does leukemia bruises color changed day by day?

All bruises do: It's not just bruises related to blood disorders like leukemia that can change colors everyday. Any bruise can change day to day as part of the bodies naturally healing process. I would be careful about getting too "worked up" over the worst possible case. If you are that worried seek the in person input of your primary care doctor. ...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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What do leukemia bruises look like? Do they grow?

What do leukemia bruises look like? Do they grow?

See below.: The bruising that patients with leukemia have are caused by low platelets. Usually they don't look different that "regular" bruises, but a person usually notices that they have many more bruises than normal and in unusual areas of the body (chest, back, for example). Sometimes the bruises can have a hard lump associated with them (purpura). If you have new unexplained bruising, see your doc. ...Read more

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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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Are bruises on the arms leukemia?

Are bruises on the arms leukemia?

Usually not: Bruising has a reputation for being linked to leukemia, and while some patients with leukemia can have bruising, most patients with bruising do not have leukemia. A simple blood test can clear up whether bruising is due to low platelets, and a visit to the doctor can usually clear up any confusion quickly. ...Read more

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Pictures of leukemia bruises or petechias?

Pictures of leukemia bruises or petechias?

I think you want to: Know where to find pictures of the types of skin findings that one might expect to see in a patient suffering from leukemia. There is one caveat, are you talking about Leukemia cutis? That is another entity with its own skin findings. There are many such images available online. Start by using a search engine and enter cutaneous or dermatological manifestations of leukemia. Then narrow to images. ...Read more

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I have random bruises and it doesn't hurt, is this leukemia?

I have random bruises and it doesn't hurt, is this leukemia?

Not likely: Probably not. This could be due to diet or medication you are on, or a blood disorder. Have your parent or guardian make you an appointment with a doctor to have this checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have leukemia without bleeding and bruising?

Is it possible to have leukemia without bleeding and bruising?

Chronic leukemia: Yes, absolutely. Very frequently, a diagnosis of chronic leukemia is made due to abnormal blood work without presence of significant symptoms. In acute leukemia- however, as the process is progressing very agressive in a very short period of time - one will be presented to a health provider with some symptoms in addition to significant abnormal blood counts. ...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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My mono% is chronically high, I intermittently bruise, bleed, then clot. I lost 36 lbs last month. Dreamt I was told I have leukemia. Any chance?

My mono% is chronically high, I intermittently bruise, bleed, then clot. I lost 36 lbs last month. Dreamt I was told I have leukemia. Any chance?

Please get STAT eval: I'm sorry to hear this, but with blood clot in your leg, bruising fatigue and weight loss I'm very concerned that you could have leukemia. Please get follow up immediately. If you have not seen a hematologist or oncologist at a university or academic setting, you should. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia get's symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would it be on a scale from 1-10?

Depends: That is a difficult question to answer since different people experience pain differently. The pain scale we typically use is a subjective scale. What might be a three for one person could be a seven for another person. The best use of the scale is to judge an individuals response to pain treatment interventions. ...Read more

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When someone with leukemia has symptoms such as bone pain and bruising, how bad would the pain be on a scale from 1-10?

1-10: Impossible to tell without further information. Pain, bleeding, or other problems may run the spectrum from very mild to life threatening. If this is you or someone you know, make sure the oncologist knows what is going on so he/she can help. ...Read more

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Why is there a hard, immobile lump underneath the bruise on my upper left arm? Leukemia?

Why is there a hard, immobile lump underneath the bruise on my upper left arm? Leukemia?

Is called hematoma: Likely you are describing a hematoma- which is blood accumulation on the tissue underneath the skin. When you have trauma that is significant enough to give you noticeable bruise- bleeding process also happens on the area underneath the skin-some blood accumulated plus minus inflammatory process- and combination will give you " a lump". Put some icepacks/cold compress. ...Read more

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I get small green bruises on my thighs that fade away. I had a CBC 8 months ago, everything was normal. Internet keeps saying Leukemia? Please help

I get small green bruises on my thighs that fade away. I had a CBC 8 months ago, everything was normal. Internet keeps saying Leukemia? Please help

Need to examine: 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 your doctor. Leukemia is unlikely if there are no other symptoms. If you are overweight, it may help to lose weight (easier said than done). For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Would I keep getting bruises if I had leukemia? Yesterday found 5little ones on innerleg near my knee, but no more today n there fading, help please,

Would I keep getting bruises if I had leukemia? Yesterday found 5little ones on innerleg near my knee, but no more today n there fading, help please,

Bruising pattern?: I would get more concerned about low platelets as a cause of your bruising if you started having more bruising in many different areas of your body. Any new nose bleeds or gum bleeding? Low platelets can be caused by many things, leukemia being a rare cause. Some simple screening blood tests can help determine what is going on. ...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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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