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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello there i am very very worried that i could have lukiumia
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
Doctor :   if you are worried about leukemia, then a blood hemogram will help to confirm
Doctor :   along with a bone marrow examination
Doctor :   what symptoms are you having at present?
User :   very very worried as i have been feeling tired for the last 2 weeks where i go to bed and can sleep and then my dad wakes me up in the morning and it very very hard to wake up
Doctor :   what symptoms are you having at present? please provide your age, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any.
User :   i am 32 year old female i am very very tired have backaches, i am 165cms tall and i weight 50.3 kgs and i was 52 kgs
User :   no other problems
Doctor :   ok
User :   am very scared also about of diffcult breathing sumtimes
Doctor :   weakness and tiredness could be a symptoms of many illnessess
User :   feel i am going to fall over if i am concetating on sumthing
Doctor :   you need a complete thorough check-up by your doctor to see what could be wrong
User :   could it be lukiumia
User :   very scared
Doctor :   if leukemia is suspected or if you have family history, then go ahead with further as suggested above
User :   so what my symptoms are you say it could be lukuimia
User :   i dont have a family history of it but i had alot of ct scans in the matter of 18 month i had about 7 cts scans. 3 on the brain and 4 on my chest
Doctor :   it could be, but your symptoms are not specific to only leukemia, it could suggest balance issues, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal issues, anxiety, blood disorders etc.
User :   what you mean it could be anxitey
User :   how could it be anxitey
User :   i have been feeling this tiredness for like 2 to 3 weeks now
User :   i have lost weight
User :   so i want to know what you think. could it be lukiumia
Doctor :   anxiety can also present with symptoms of weakness and disturbances in concentration or mental function
User :   but not to go on for weeks like it has.
Doctor :   yes, it can go on for weeks and months too
User :   if my dad didnt wake me up i could sleep for hours
User :   what do u think is wrong
Doctor :   are you on any medications?
User :   i find it very hard to wake up in the morning and i mean very hard
User :   not on meds no
Doctor :   you have to try hard to and have will power to overcome this. if you still finding this is not working
Doctor :   then it is time that you discuss your symptoms with your doctor and
Doctor :   go ahead with further work-ups to find out what could be the underlying cause for your symptoms
User :   what you think this is
Doctor :   once the exact cause is made out, further line of treatment can be decided and started for you based on the examination and test results
User :   you thik it could be lukuima
Doctor :   i cannot say it as confirmed diagnosis without proof of investigations, but yes, it cannot be completely ruled out
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   the doctor did blood work on me in october and all was normal but that was a month ago
User :   so u say it sounds like it lukiumia
Doctor :   if the blood work up was fine 1 month ago, then it might not be due to any blood disorder
Doctor :   as it cannot develop suddenly over a short period of time
User :   what type of blood disorder
User :   and are they life threatening blood problems and can you die from it
Doctor :   like leukemia, anemia, platelet dysfunction etc
User :   so how long b4 it would show up if it was lukiuima
User :   so do u say it could be lukiumia
User :   is that what u think it is
Doctor :   please understand that leukemia is a diagnosis based on investiugations
User :   what other symptoms would i have if it was lukiumia
Doctor :   it cannot be said just based on symptoms
User :   so u think it lukiuimia
User :   i will be scared if i have it
Doctor :   please go ahead with the blood test repeat along with bone marrow test to confirm/rule out leukemia,.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   why cant you tell me what you think it is
User :   and if it dont show as lukiumia on the blood test then will they do the bone marrow
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personally and i do not have these proofs of investigations, i cannot say for sure what it is
Doctor :   yes they can show opn bone marow
Doctor :   the early changes can be made out in it even if blood test sis normal
User :   hello scared i have lukimia very very scared
Doctor :   then I would strongly advise you to go ahead with the confirmatory tests like bone marrow examination
Doctor :   to be able to confirm/rule out its chances
Doctor :   and if found to start you on treatment immediately
User :   it dont cure you tho does it
User :   i wouldnt have to hae chemo
Doctor :   if treatment is started in very earkly stages, you do get cure
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   with chemotherapy and radiotherapy
User :   so what are the signs and symptoms of lukuimia
Doctor :   the signs and symptoms vary with different stages
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User :   thanks so you dont think it is
User :   you there
Doctor :   as i said it cannot be ruled out based on symptoms and at the same time i cannot say that it is leukemia without proof of investigations
Doctor :   get the bone marrow test done and get back to me
Doctor :   with its results
Doctor :   it will help to tell if your symptoms are due to leukemia
Doctor :   are you there?
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