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Other leukaemia symptoms

There are many other leukaemia symptoms to look out for and these include: ​

  1. Shortness of breath

  2. Fever or night sweats

  3. Bone/joint pain

Other less frequently experienced symptoms of leukaemia are:

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When should I be concerned?

It is important to contact your GP and ask for a blood test, if you are displaying more than one of the above symptoms including fatigue, bruising or bleeding or repeated infections.

 

Since the symptoms are common to other unrelated illnesses, it is unlikely that leukaemia will be the cause, however, it is for this exact reason that leukaemia can be hard to spot, as the signs and symptoms are so easily misdiagnosed. Contacting your GP earlier can be crucial for either ruling leukaemia out or getting an early diagnosis.

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Fatigue

Fatigue is by far the most common symptom experienced by leukaemia patients.

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Bruising and bleeding

Bruising or bleeding is the second most common leukaemia symptom.

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Repeated infections

Repeated infectyions are often misdiagnosed as something else or a common cold.

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