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Leukemia’s Symptoms


Leukemia is a malignant type cancer of the bone marrow and blood. It is defined by the uncontrolled accumulation of blood cells.  They are not able to carry out the normal functions of blood cells.Leukemia symptoms is vary, Depending on the type of leukemia. So doctor will always looks for the symptoms first before decided its type. Here are the symptoms of each type:

1. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

* Bone and joint pain or tenderness
* Easy bruising and bleeding (bleeding gums, skin bleeding, nosebleeds, menstrual irregularities)
* Feeling weak or tired
* Fever
* Loss of appetite and weight loss
* Paleness
* Pain or feeling of fullness below the ribs
* Pinpoint red spots on the skin (petechiae)
* Swollen glands (lymphadenopathy) in the neck, under arms, and groin
* Night sweats

2. Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

* Bleeding from the nose
* Bleeding gums
* Bruising
* Bone pain or tenderness
* Fatigue
* Fever
* Heavy menstrual periods
* Pallor
* Shortness of breath (gets worse with exercise)
* Skin rash or lesion
* Swollen gums (rare)
* Weight loss

3. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

* Abnormal bruising (occurs late in the disease)
* Enlarged lymph nodes, liver, or spleen
* Excessive sweating, night sweats
* Fatigue
* Fever
* Infections that keep coming back (recur)
* Loss of appetite or becoming full too quickly (early satiety)
* Unintentional weight loss

4. Chronic Myelogenous Lukemia (CML)

* Bleeding and bruising
* Excessive sweating (night sweats)
* Fatigue
* Low-grade fever
* Pressure under the lower left ribs from a swollen spleen
* Sudden appearance of small pinpoint red marks on the skin (petechiae)
* Weakness

Different types of leukemia means different treatments and also different causes and symptoms. So, let’s take a look these following articles:

.The Type of Leukemia
.What Causes Leukemia
.Leukemia – Treatments

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