hi, i'm a 13 year old girl, and after having a sore throat for about a week (it's just now getting much better), i began looking up possibilities as to why it would hurt that long, and Leukemia popped up a lot.
now my throat's getting better, but after researching Leukemia more (the sore throat brought it to light), i've noticed that i have a lot of the symptoms, including:
the red spots over the body (petechiae), i have them on my shoulders, arms, legs, back, etc.
unexplained bruises in places like my back or the back of my knee where i would never bruise
i get breathless easily after doing activities like running, dancing, etc.
i'm always having pain on the left side of my stomach where my spleen is, the pain varies from sharp pains to dull aches
speaking of aches, my joints including my arm joints, leg joins, etc. hurt or ache a lot
i have night sweats, i wake up and i'm drenched
i lose my appetite very easily and rarely eat, i usually only eat one full meal a day...
my gums bleed randomly! i don't touch them at all and i'll taste blood in my mouth, and they bleed whenever i brush my teeth, even if i do it with the utmost care and gentleness!
i also have a red, flaky rash all over my scalp, neck, behind the ears and around my nose, not sure if this is a symptom but i felt like i should mention it.
so do you guys think i have it? or is something else wrong? i don't want it to get worse but i don't want to seem like a crybaby who wants attention either, also, how would i get my mom to take me to the doctor? i feel like if i told her all of my symptoms and suggested Leukemia she'd think i was being a drama queen... please help me! :(