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What are symptoms of leukemia and lyphoma?

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Posted on Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Question: a year ago left side abdominal unesayness, ct ultrasound negative except ultrasound suggested slight increase i spleen, several visits to doctors revealed nothing except sekeletal muscular

now unexplained fever goes from normal to 99.8 as high

worried about leukemia and lyphoma
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Blood and bone marrow test

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Common symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma are swollen lymph nodes that usually don't hurt especially lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, fevers or night sweats, frequent infections, feeling weak or tired, bleeding and bruising easily like bleeding gums, purplish patches in the skin, or tiny red spots under the skin, swelling or discomfort in the abdomen from a swollen spleen or liver,
pain in the bones or joints and weight loss or loss of appetite for no known reason.

Since your ultrasound is negative and you are not having any swollen lymph nodes you do not need to worry.

I will advise you to do a blood culture test to find the cause of unexplained fever.

You can also do a blood test and bone marrow from hip bone test to see if you have abnormal levels of white blood cells, leukemia cells or platelets to rule out leukemia.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards

DR De

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What are symptoms of leukemia and lyphoma?

Brief Answer: Blood and bone marrow test Detailed Answer: Hi Common symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma are swollen lymph nodes that usually don't hurt especially lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, fevers or night sweats, frequent infections, feeling weak or tired, bleeding and bruising easily like bleeding gums, purplish patches in the skin, or tiny red spots under the skin, swelling or discomfort in the abdomen from a swollen spleen or liver, pain in the bones or joints and weight loss or loss of appetite for no known reason. Since your ultrasound is negative and you are not having any swollen lymph nodes you do not need to worry. I will advise you to do a blood culture test to find the cause of unexplained fever. You can also do a blood test and bone marrow from hip bone test to see if you have abnormal levels of white blood cells, leukemia cells or platelets to rule out leukemia. Hope I have answered your query. Regards DR De