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Family history of leukemia, bruise on leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Blood Cancer(Leukemia)
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User :   I have had this bruise on my leg for about a month I have no idea where it came from and it won't go away why is that. its getting darker and worse I'm worried about it because I have Leukemia in my family history
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   so can u tell me what to think
Doctor :   does the affected part have itching?
User :   no
Doctor :   have you had your blood counts checked?
User :   no i have no insurance
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation details.
User :   y may i ask
Doctor :   you can opt to go for 'Free clinic' in your area.
Doctor :   they take care of people with medical problems and no insurance
User :   19 hermiston oregon no work
Doctor :   the details are needed to have an idea of what to expect regarding your problem.
User :   what do u mean
Doctor :   and also to help you if needed to locate a free clinic or doctor in your area of location
User :   Hermiston ORegon 97838
Doctor :   what other symptoms do you have?
User :   tired pain in bones and joints
User :   weak
Doctor :   ok, the symptoms do suggest towards leukemia, it has to be confirmed with blood tests and possible bone marrow examination
Doctor :   visit this link to locate a free clinic in your area of location
Doctor :   and get the further treatment done
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