Symptoms of Leukemia

Common symptoms of leukemia include:

  • Anemia
  • Low platelets, which may cause you to bleed or bruise easily
  • Fever, sweating and chills
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes, spleen or liver
  • Pain or bleeding in the gums
  • Pain in the bones or joints
  • Very small red spots and bruises under the skin
  • Coughing, chest pains, shortness of breath

Acute leukemia may cause the following symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Weakness in the limbs
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Sores on the skin or eyes
  • Swollen testicles

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your physician.