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Question: leukeamia symptoms


 lollie - Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:57 pm

hi i am a 39 year old woman who has just had a blood transfusion forsevere aneamia hb level was 7...my aneamia was caused by prolongd menstrual bleeding over many months..my transfusion has brought my hb level back up to hb11 and the menstrual bleeding is being investigated however alot of my symptoms suggest i hve leukeamia but as of yet no one has mentioned this being the case,,,i have besides theprolonged bleeding a persistent dry cough , bruising when i hve no injury , painful joints, tiredness to excess,night sweats to name but a few,,,my hormone levels are normal for my age what do u think or am i just paranoid at the moment do u think yours lollie
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:59 am

User avatar Hello,

I hope your doctors have reached a diagnosis.

I think you probably are being paranoid. The excessive bleeding and the bruising point towards a hemostatic defect (clotting or coagulation problem).

The bleeding would obviosly lead to anemia if severe enough. I think your blood counts would have probably shown some abnormality if your bleeding was a result of leukemia.

That said I cannot rule anything out as you clearly can understand.

Best regards.

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