leukemia Symptoms That Everybody Keeps On Ignoring!
The Leukemia Symptoms and signs may vary depending on whether you have an acute or chronic type of leukemia.
Acute leukemia may cause Leukemia Symptoms that are similar to the flu. They come on suddenly within days or weeks.
Chronic leukemia often causes only a few Leukemia Symptoms or none at all. Leukemia Symptoms and usually develop gradually. People with a chronic leukemia often complain that they just do not feel well. The disease is often found during a routine blood test.Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as leukemia. See your doctor if you have:
- a general feeling of discomfort or illness (called malaise)
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- shortness of breath
- rapid heartbeat (called palpitations)
- easy bruising
- frequent or severe nose bleeds
- bleeding gums
- bleeding in the middle of a menstrual cycle or heavy menstrual flow
- tiny, flat, red spots caused by bleeding just under the surface of the skin (called petechiae)
- frequent infections in the lungs, urinary tract or gums or around the anus
- frequent cold sores
- sore throat
- night sweats
- bone or joint pain
- enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, groin or above the collarbone
- abdominal discomfort or feeling of fullness
- vision problems
- sores in the eyes
- swelling of the testicles
- chloroma – a collection of leukemia cells, or blasts, under the skin or in other parts of the body
- leukemia cutis – appears as sores or as patches of any size that are usually pink or tan in colour
- leukocytoclastic vasculitis – a condition that looks like an allergic reaction on the skin and usually causes sores on the hands and feet
- Sweet’s syndrome, or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis – causes fever and painful sores that may appear anywhere on the body.