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Hi, I'ma 19 year old Male.

Recently I've been having a few problems that a friend how now made me concerned about. She's not a stupid girl prone to worry so I take her words seriously.

Ive been gradually losing weight over the last few weeks. I've lost more than a stone for no apparant reason. I still have an appetite and am eating enough food, I also do exercise. Not alot of exercise that would explain weight loss, just general fitness. While I do still have my appetite sometimes my stomach starts hurting and I will lose my appretie all together.

Also I am finding I am getting bruised very easily. I'm not someone who does bruise eaisly, but I am finding a poke fomr someone causes a bruise but sometimes I just get bruises that I know havent been cause by anything external.

I am also feeling rather lethargic as of late, I am not sure if this is due to the weight loss or if it is unrelated or not.

I have looked through some threads in this topic and found that some people here have similar symptoms which has me slightly concerned.

Thank you for taking the time to review this. All informaiton is appreciated as I am rather worried.


Sorry I also failed ot mention that sometimes my bowel movements are irregular. Switching form constipation to diharia or just causing me stomach pain during.


I've just checked out the symptomsd, I have all of them as far as I know, except I'm not sure on my spleen cus I can't really tell by looking but it does get painful sometimes. i intend to go see my GP next week. Is it childish of me to be worried?
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replied August 21st, 2010
While some (but not all) of your symptoms could be caused by leukemia, there are also many other possibilities as well. Therefore, you will certainly have to see your doctor to be evaluated for these complaints.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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