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Bruising and Leukemia
I know most of the questions here consist of people wondering if they actually have leukemia or lymphoma, and I understand forum members are not doctors and cannot diagnose.  I am in the process of being tested by my doctor, so I won't bore you with the details.  My question has to do with the bruising.  I am aware it happens because of low platelets, but how bruised is bruised?  I have several right now, but they are not deep purple/blue.  They look like bruises that are healing.  They are definite skin discolorations, but I'm curious to know from anyone who had/has them what they look like.

Thanks.  Sending good wishes to all!
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1081992 tn?1389907237
hi, my understanding is that it would be how easily one gets bruised that matters - e.g. from a slight bump

a sign of severe thrombocytopenia would be petechia. Another would be bleeding, from gums or bowel.

You don't mention your numbers from a CBC. If you don't get a copy each time (you should, right then and there), then the office should be able just to read that to you over the phone. Unfortunately, the holiday makes that impossible for now.

Good luck.
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