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What symptoms might you have if you have acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and fewer healthy white blood cells than normal?

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If you have AML and have fewer healthy white blood cells than normal, you may get more infections than usual. These infections may take a long time to get better.

Infections can cause symptoms like these:

  • Fever
  • Weakness
  • Achy muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can Acute Myeloid Leukemia Be Found Early?" "How is Acute Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosed?" "Signs and Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?"

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML: Symptoms and Signs." Leukaemia Foundation: "Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Symptoms and causes."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

National Health Service: "Acute myeloid leukaemia - complications."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can Acute Myeloid Leukemia Be Found Early?" "How is Acute Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosed?" "Signs and Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?"

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML: Symptoms and Signs." Leukaemia Foundation: "Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Symptoms and causes."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

National Health Service: "Acute myeloid leukaemia - complications."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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