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Fear of having Leukemia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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.
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