Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms 

What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Symptoms of AML can be different in each person. The most common symptoms include:              

  • Bleeding

  • Bruising

  • Fever 

  • Recurring or frequent infections

  • Feeling weak

  • Feeling tired (fatigue)

  • Pale skin

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Blurred vision

  • Aches in bones and joints

  • Swollen gums, lymph nodes, liver, or spleen

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Rashes of tiny flat red spots (caused by bleeding)

  • Sores or wounds that don't heal

When to see your healthcare provider

Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. In fact, most of them are more likely to be caused by something else. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have AML, another type of cancer, or another medical problem that needs to be treated. 

Online Medical Reviewer: Levy, Adam S, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2018
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