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 is the diagnostic feature in the blood of stage 4 leukemia?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you help me read the attached report of my friend's blood test? Please explain about her condition. I want to check if the patient is diagnosed with leukemia.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here, in the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), some part of the peripheral smear examination report is not visible in leukocyte. Upload peripheral smear examination report, which is fully visible, so that I can comment on it. The leukocyt...  Read Full »

My testicular ultrasound shows multiple solid nodules. Is biopsy needed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an ultrasound on my testicles and found multiple solid nodules or lumps and lesions in both testicles. He strongly suspects germ cell tumors. I have had blood tests done, and tumor markers and everything else is normal. I will be seeing a urologist in about two weeks. Do I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Any testicular mass is treated as cancer unless proven otherwise. That is why it is advised to evaluate the lesions found by patient or ultrasound by surgical removal and detailed pathological examination.Whereas for most other sites, the biopsy is possible. The biopsy is n...  Read Full »

What are the different types of skin pigmentations?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some red dots around my ankles, feet, and legs. They are permanent because they tend to fade but show up more red after showers or during the night. I recently saw them like two to three months ago, and they may be present for a long time, but I did not know. I saw four doctors at...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well and safe in the pandemic. I am a hematologist, and I have been treating blood diseases for the last couple of decades. I closely inspected your images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). A few of the spots were pigmentati...  Read Full »

What are the risk factors associated with leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some petechiae. I do not know for how long I am having this. I saw about five doctors, none of them are concerned, but the thing is that it does not go away, and I am scared of leukemia. They did not ask me to do any blood test, and I would like a good and honest answer from yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Actually, these tiny spots can be due to allergic reactions, and honestly, I would suggest you not to worry because this is no sign of leukemia or any serious complications. It is just an allergic reaction. Causes can be shaving cream or razor...  Read Full »

What causes Schamberg disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red flat dots on my feet, ankles, and leg. They are petechiae because they do not blanch. I do not have many of them, but I feel that they always tend to fade and come back in the same spot. I do not know if it is normal. I consulted with five doctors, and none of them ord...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your case, and there is nothing to be worried about. It is capillaritis or Schamberg disease. In both conditions, blood oozes out from blood vessels and gets deposited in the skin layers. There is a variation of skin color, some have dark skin tone, and oth...  Read Full »

Why is there an increase in the immature granulocytes in CBC report?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like someone to review my CBC report. The report shows high immature granulocytes. This was a routine annual draw.  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is a slight increase in the percentage of immunoglobulins is insignificant. The rest of your parameters are in range. Go ahead for vaccination.  Read Full »

Please suggest how to proceed with the blood cancer treatment for my 8-year-old son.

Query: Hi doctor,My son is eight and a half years old. From his birth, he is having a cold and cough problem. After that, we took CBC and it came back normal. But his WBC was around 22300 till three months from birth. After that, he was unable to walk and got a severe fever, cold, and shivering. I consulte...  Read Full »


Dr. Durairaj Arjunan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son can have leukemia and there are many types of leukemia. It cannot be confirmed only by doing CBC (complete blood count). There are multiple tests to be done. A fluid test will not show a positive result even in a single test. It has to be repeated. He needs...  Read Full »

Will CD marker help to diagnose blood cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male suffering from joint pain and pain in the knees. I also have nausea, vomiting, gynecomastia, upper abdominal pain, rhinorrhea, and blurred vision. These symptoms got increased over a year. I have severe itching during exercising or bathing and I also develop rashe...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached reports of CBC and flow cytometry (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Both of these reports does not suggest any blood cancer. CD (cluster of differentiation) marker is helpful in the identification of blood cancer and in t...  Read Full »

Can leukemia cause frequent episodes of nosebleed?

Query: Been feeling various symptoms and i really just want to talk to someone about it. I think i'm convinced i have leukemia And i want someone to be straightforward with me of the chances of me having it, Some of the symptoms i have are dead giveaways but i just want someone to hear me out  Read Full »


Dr. Hala Haq

Answer: Hi. Welcome to iCliniq. Can you please give me your history. What symptoms do you have? Have you done any investigations? Any lumps palpable anywhere in the body?  Read Full »

How to manage iron deficiency anemia?

Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 6 years old, felt sick on his birthday this year (one week ago), accusing fatigue. He looks pale and vomiting. We took him for blood tests. His red blood cells were way below normal 3.8; the doctor sent us to an oncology hospital suspecting leukemia. Later, they said it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anemia is common in malabsorption diseases (cow milk intolerance in your case). Iron deficiency takes six months to develop in case of reduced intake or absorption or loss via blood. They are probably doing endoscopy or colonoscopy because of milk intolerance to rule ou...  Read Full »

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