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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Symptoms

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Updated April 26, 2006

A Word About Acute lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Symptoms:

While reading this, keep in mind that the symptoms of ALL can also be symptoms of many other ailments. Only a doctor can make a correct diagnosis. Just like many other cancers, some people may not experience the same symptoms listed. This symptoms of ALL listed here are general and the most commonly experienced.

Fatigue:

Fatigue associated with cancer is consistent and persistent. When a person is fatigued, they are tired, and generally have a lack of energy.

Fever:

A person with ALL may experience a fever that is not associated with another ailment like the flu or other type of infection or virus. Any fever that lasts more than 7 days need to be evaluated by a doctor, even if it's the only symptom experienced.

Easy Bruising and/or Bleeding:

This is one of the more common symptoms associated with ALL. If you notice you are bruising or bleeding easily, report it to your doctor.

Weight Loss:

Any type of unintentional weight loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor. You may welcome the weight loss without trying, but it could indicate an illness.

Pain in the Joints:

This type of pain or soreness can occur in any joints of the body.

Pinpoint Red Marks on Skin:

Pinpoint sized red marks on the skin is a condition called petechiae. This basically means you are bleeding in the skin. These red spots may appear single or in clusters. Although this is a symptom of ALL, it is also the symptom of many other conditions.

If You Are Experiencing These Symptoms:

Please see your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. Although more than likely ,it is not ALL, it could be another condition that requires treatment.

Sources:

Created: 03/03/2006
ADAM Health Encyclopedia: ALL Symptoms
NCI: General Information About ALL
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