Posted by: | 2019/05/28


Not sure if I have leukemia

Hi, I have a few concerns about my health right now. I've noticed that little red spots of blood have begun to appear underneath my skin on my legs and a little on my arms, They aren't coming in a super big rash or anything, just singular dots but it's still concerning and more of them keep popping up. Also I've had a constant headache and have been feeling really really tired for the past three weeks, and I don't know why. I have depression so it's common for me to get tired but I'm on medication and haven't felt this gross and heavy for almost a year. Furthermore I have been experiencing horrible bone pain as well as joint pain in my legs and my lower back has been hurting horribly. And the upper left part of my stomach has been bothering me like crazy and I've been getting really sharp pains there. Please tell me if I have leukemia, or I'm just over reacting?

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2019/05/28

Dear Anonymous, thank you for your query. At the outset, it is important to know that the mere fact that you do have tiny red spots on your skin, does not automatically mean that you have Leukaemia. Some viral infections may also be responsible for tiny red spots appearing on the skin.
Skin rashes are not always easy to diagnose. It is important to have them checked out by a dermatologist (a specialist specially trained in skin conditions).
Also, from the other signs which you report, it is not easy to make a diagnosis. It is, however, suggested that you make an appointment with your doctor who will be able to advise you after having done a careful physical examination and various tests. Should he/she have any reason to suspect any sinister or serious diagnosis, he/she will do the necessary tests to make a diagnosis and may even refer you to a specialist for specialised investigations. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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