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Old 03-05-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question about leukemia

I just have a question... If I have a little petechiae here and then, does that mean I could have leukemia? Sometimes I have a little one appearing under my eyes, or in my mouth...

Should I only be worried when I have a lot of them?

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Old 04-06-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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Re: Question about leukemia

If you had leukemia, you'd have a lot of other symptoms besides petecchiae (sp?).

Old 05-15-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Question about leukemia

Originally Posted by nettlelover View Post
If you had leukemia, you'd have a lot of other symptoms besides petecchiae (sp?).
Actually, that isn't true. Early onset leukemia can show absolutely no symptoms. My husband was an otherwise perfectly healthy 32 year old man when he was diagnosed. He just happened to go to the dr for something completely unrelated and thank god our doctor did blood work and was able to get him to a specialist immediately.

My advice is that you go to the doctor and have them do a physical with a complete blood count workup (CBC in med speak). IF you have leukemia or lymphoma, the CBC will show abnormalities in your blood counts.

Good luck!

Old 08-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
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Re: Question about leukemia

My friend has just had blood works done by a haematologist as she has had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. They said her blood was ok, just a little off beat from all the chemo and radiation.

She has now developed a rash like broken blood vessels on her legs, she went to Docs and they ordered urgent blood work, but shes convinced she has luekaemia is this a symptom?

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