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Old 04-26-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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could this be leukemia?

I have been experiencing some weird symptoms lately and am wondering what it could be.

A few months ago, I got a tonsil infection that did not respond to antibiotics and took about 2 weeks to go away on its own.

For the last two months I have had a cough that won't quite go away. Also over the last month, I have had 5-6 canker sores, which I occasionally get but never that often. Finally, this week, I noticed I had a some white spots on the side of my tongue that could be either oral thrush or hairy leukoplakia.

With all these infections, I'm wondering if I might have leukemia.

The doctor gave me a z-pack for the cough and an antifungal for the spots on my tongue. He didn't seem concerned but sent me for blood work just in case.

How concerned should I be?

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