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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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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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I don't remember banging my hands, but I have a bruise on each? I'm not anemic. Got my iron checked. Leukemia?

I don't remember banging my hands, but I have a bruise on each? I'm not anemic. Got my iron checked. Leukemia?

Unlikely: Jumping to leukemia from a couple of bruises is probably overreacting. By the way, anemia, which is a lack of sufficient red blood cells, has nothing to do with bruising. Easy bruising is usually a consequence of decreased platelets, coagulation disorders, or increased vessel fragility. When you got your iron checked, did they also do a cbc? That would show abnormalities if you had leukemia. ...Read more

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My friend has leukemia and has stabbing pains in his legs and bruising along his spine. What could these things be a sign of?

You don't guess: Your friend should see his (or her) oncologist, doctor will not tell you the cause with out patient permission ...Read more

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Had normal CBC 2 mos ago, have isolated petechia comes & goes. Just got over cold, feel fine. Small bruises w trauma. Worry about acute leukemia?

Had normal CBC 2 mos ago, have isolated petechia comes & goes. Just got over cold, feel fine. Small bruises w trauma. Worry about acute leukemia?

Repeat CBC: Probably unlikely, but the easiest thing to do is to repeat your CBC with differential to see if there are any changes worrisome for blood disorders such as leukemia. Sometimes, viral infection can cause transient low platelet which may lead to transient petechia if low enough. Any NSAIDS use? If petechia persists and platelet number is normal, look for abnormal platelet function. ...Read more

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I have fatigue, chills, leg pain, bruises, white hemorama series can be increased leukemia?

I have fatigue, chills, leg pain, bruises, white hemorama series can be increased leukemia?

Need evaluation: You definitely need to be seen by your doctor and have further evaluation. Those cluster of symptoms could be caused by different things like autoimmune disease, inflammation/infection, including blood disorder like leukemia etc would be few things to be considered as well. Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...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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Unexplained bruises keep appearing and now pain in bones, is it a good idea to have blood tests for leukemia?

Unexplained bruises keep appearing and now pain in bones, is it a good idea to have blood tests for leukemia?

Yes: Frequent bruising may be due to blood problems like leukemia and low platelets, but may be due to increased capillary (tiny skin vessels) fragility due to aspirin, nsaids (naproxen, etc), some vitamin deficiency, or liver dysfunction. Sometimes it's simply due to thin skin, also. Your md could order the appropriate blood tests. ...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 have had blood tests and came back with 13000 white blood count. Then lowered I have bruises on my legs all the time all over leukemia scares me : (?

I have had blood tests and came back with 13000 white blood count. Then lowered I have bruises on my legs all the time all over leukemia scares me : (?

Leukemia unlikely: It is unlikely that you have leukemia. What was the count on repeat testing? Bruises on the legs can be from many different reasons and you would need to see a doctor for evaluation. However, if you are overweight, it would 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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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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My sister has symptoms of leukemia and has bruises on her arms and legs feel weak also this can be treated?

My sister has symptoms of leukemia and has bruises on her arms and legs feel weak also this can be treated?

Hematologist: This is a problem that an hematologist should evaluate for diagnosis and treatment. He/she will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Mediastinal lymphoma or leukemia? Have horrible shortness of breath for the past year, fatigue, chest pain, bruising. Shortnessbreath is bothersome.

Mediastinal lymphoma or leukemia? Have horrible shortness of breath for the past year, fatigue, chest pain, bruising. Shortnessbreath is bothersome.

Sounds like you: Need to get off the internet and make an urgent care or doctor's office appointment. If it were what you fear after a year, you would be dead. You needa complete history, a thorough physical, then decide lab and imaging. ...Read more

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The last 7 mo, I have lost 60 lbs unintentionally, have bone & joint pain, an elevated white blood count, and have been bruising easily. Leukemia?

The last 7 mo, I have lost 60 lbs unintentionally, have bone & joint pain, an elevated white blood count, and have been bruising easily. Leukemia?

RA?: Something inflammatory and systemic. Could be cancer but also rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. Can't say without testing. First stop would be primary md and then possibly a rheumatologist (joint specialist). ...Read more

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My mother, 40 bruise easily on arms and knees which everytime fades away in 2-3 days. It also hurts. She also has lot of shoulder pain. Leukemia?

My mother, 40 bruise easily on arms and knees which everytime fades away in 2-3 days. It also hurts. She also has lot of shoulder pain. Leukemia?

Needs check up: Easy bruising can be caused from many reasons, leukemia being one of the less common causes. You should get her blood count (CBC) done and this can easily exclude leukemia as a cause. A medical exam would be the next best thing to do. ...Read more

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