Leukemia

Cancer of the blood or the bone marrow is known as leukemia. It is caused when the damage to the genetic material of immature blood cells, mainly white blood cells, results in the continuous formation of new abnormal blood cells. The healthy blood cells die in time, but these abnormal blood cells do not die and get accumulated.

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What causes frequent nose bleeds and patches of blood spots?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few things and I am worried about that. I feel it could be connected. Firstly, I keep getting patches of blood spots on my body. They are not of huge in size, but still noticeable. I am also getting frequent nose bleeds for no apparent reason. I hardly ever got them before. A...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The constellation of symptoms that you shared with us today are concerning for multiple conditions. The fact that you are having easy bruising and nose bleeding indicates that there might be deficiency of coagulation factors and or low platelet counts. The fatigue can be...  Read Full »

Do my reports suggest leukemia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old female. I got my precautionary health checkup done. I have enclosed the report. My internet search about the result indicates that I may have early stage leukemia (cancer). Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the values are normal and excellent except vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to body pain and mildly high vitamin B12 levels which can be corrected by avoiding non-vegetarian and...  Read Full »

Does leukemia cause high WBC count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme fear of leukemia after hearing about it through my friend. I read on the internet that leukemia causes bleeding gums. The next day I noticed blood from my gums and was extremely scared. After a lot of tension, I showed elevated WBC of 11800. I was sure that I had leuke...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you tell a few things like do you have any fever or night sweats? Any bleeding from anywhere else? Yes, leukemias cause gum bleeds, but it is not the most common cause. Usually, the ca...  Read Full »

How is the prognosis of refractory T-all pulmonary Koch's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend was diagnosed with refractory T-all pulmonary Koch's with organized pericardial collection. He was admitted in a hospital and now they discharged him and advised further treatment. Please give me valuable advice. What is the current condition? And how much is the percentage of l...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Pulmonary tuberculosis is under control and continuation of therapy is necessary. However, the main problem is leukemia, which is not responding ...  Read Full »

Does increase in lmphocyte count indicate leukemia or lymphoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a viral infection before two months with fever for five days and cough and increased mucus production for more than two weeks. On a follow-up visit with a PCP, I was given antibiotics for five days Azithromycin and antihistamine Levocetirizine to make sure there is no secondary i...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lymphocytes are slightly elevated. The lymphocytosis seems most likely to be due to previous viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. The peripheral smear report not sho...  Read Full »

My neutrophil is getting lowered constantly. Is it leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor,I have lowering (variable) neutrophil for past two years. The count is like 2.6, 2.3, 2.0, 2.43, 1.91 being recent, which is lower than usual. The other counts like lymphocytes, platelets, and hemoglobin, RBC are all within range. My only problem is I am getting recurring cold. In the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Your absolute neutrophil count is borderline low in the recent report. In the value of the previous description was within the range that is more than two. So it cannot be called persistent neutropenia because the normal range is more than two. Anyway, your perip...  Read Full »

Will my CBC be normal if I have leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 36 years old. Will my CBC be normal if I have leukemia? For the past several months, I have been exhausted, had constant headaches, have bruises appearing without injury sometimes in strange places like my stomach, and have joint and bone pain. My dad has lymphoma, and my maternal ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion it is as follows, 1. It is highly unlikely. 2. Bruises, if it is appearing, could be platelet or vascular disorder. As CBC (complete blood count) is normal, platelet disorder is ruled out. Vascular disorder, if present requires study. 3....  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Query: Hello doctor, A 39 year old female patient is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is currently being treated at a hospital by an oncologist. I am attaching her reports. Please suggest a treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about the patient's condition. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lymphoblast is an abnormal form and in leukemia, premature cells are seen in the blood in increased number. So, as the blast cells were p...  Read Full »

From my test report, please explain if I have a chance to develop leukemia.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42 year old female. My test report says WBC count 12.46, AMC 0.85, AEC 0.76 and normocytic normochromic cells. I feel extreme weakness, frequent infections, petechiae and daily headache. But, there is no weight loss. Are there any chances of leukemia? For your information, during ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After looking into your reports there is nothing to be worried except for low vitamin D. Coming to your doubt of leukemia, the probability is very less. But, you need to get a peripheral smear examination which will throw more light into the condition. It wi...  Read Full »

Does an elevated WBC always indicate leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I got blood work done and WBC was 14.8 and absolute neutrophils were 10.9. I was suffering from sun poisoning and a sinus infection. I also suffer from severe anxiety and panic disorder. I just want to know if this is an indication of leukemia.  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. An elevated WBC (white blood cell) count does not necessarily indicate leukemia. Even a mild infection can lead to the elevation of WBC count. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. The most common symptoms are...  Read Full »

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