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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms 

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

Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each person. The most common symptoms of AML can include:              

  • Bleeding

  • Bruising

  • Fever and recurring infections

  • Feeling weak

  • Feeling tired (fatigue)

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Aches in bones and joints

  • Swollen gums, lymph nodes, liver, or spleen

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Night sweats

  • Rashes

When to see your healthcare provider

Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. In fact, many 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 condition.

Online Medical Reviewer: Alteri, Richard, M.D.
Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 9/30/2015
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