Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
200 Doctors are Online

Fear of having Leukemia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Blood Cancer(Leukemia)
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1722 Questions
User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right n
User :   hello there very very scared that i have lukiumia as for the last 2 weeks i have been feeling very very tired and i will go to bed and get to sleep easy and then in the morning when my dad wakes me then it very very hard to wake up
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello there
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you noticing these symptoms?
User :   i am 32 and female
User :   the last 2 to 3 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also i have had like 6 ct scans in the space of 18 months that was in 2009
Doctor :   Do you have generalised body aches?
User :   i have had 3 on the brain and 4 on the chest
User :   i feel like a weak type feeling in my body like i have done heaps of exezies but i havent
Doctor :   May I know the reasons why the scan were performed and the results of the scans?
Doctor :   Do you get fever on and off(very frequently)?
Doctor :   Have you lost your appetite?
Doctor :   Have you lost weight recently without any reasons?
User :   as my grandma had heart trobles and stokes and brain tumour
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no not that i have noticed i dont have a fever
User :   i have lost like 2 kgs in 3 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   very worried and scared
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes/hypothyroid problems?
Doctor :   Are you on any medications?
User :   no i dont
User :   u think i could have lukimia
Doctor :   From the description provided, i do not feel that your symptoms are related to leukemia.
Doctor :   Let me explain.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Based on prior reports, most common cause for generalized tiredness are as follows.
Doctor :   1. Improper sleeping habits,
Doctor :   2. Psychological problems such as depression, anxiety
Doctor :   3. Dietary, hydration factors
Doctor :   4. Medical illness such as diabetes/hypothyroidism.
Doctor :   Leukemia and chronic illness is also one among the 10 likely causes, however
Doctor :   you don't have any other history suggestive of these illness.
Doctor :   Let me provide you the details of other associated illness in such conditions.
User :   like wha you mean i don have any history suggestive
Doctor :   The associates symptoms of leukemia are on and off fever, general body pains, reduced appetitie, significant weight loss without any reason.
Doctor :   These are few symptoms that a doctor expects in one who has leukemia.
Doctor :   Since you do not mention any of these symptoms, its unlikely that you have leukemia.
Doctor :   I would however suggest you to get a complete blood count test.
Doctor :   This will make things clear, in ruling out leukemia
User :   i have weight loss
User :   i was 52.4 and i am done to 50.3
Doctor :   and will also make out, if you have anaemia(which is one among the cause for generalised weaknes)
User :   so why dont u think its lukiumia
User :   do u feel the weakness feeling with lukiumia
User :   they say that you can are at high risk of lukuimia if you have been exposed to alot of radiation,
Doctor :   Weight changes are associated with multiple factors, and not leukemia alone.
Doctor :   I would not consider it significant, so as to confirm leukemia.
Doctor :   Leukemia can occur due to radiations,
Doctor :   but the amount of ionising radiation, that is considered.
User :   i have had heaps of radations tho
Doctor :   There are no report of cancers, yet from people who are exposed few CT scans (CT scan radiation are not significant when compared to those of X rays).
User :   why that
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get the complete blood counts done, which can confirm it.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes here
User :   now i am scared so u thik i couldhave lukiumia
User :   do you get weakness in the body with it
Doctor :   The radiations from the CT scan are very very mild as compared to that of Xray exposure.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor