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Re: Nervous
Feb 5, 2004
[QUOTE=princess18]I went to this topic and now I kind of wish I hadnt. After reading through some of the threads, I not only feel bad for all the people, but scared cuz some of my symtoms are similar to the ones iv read. It started about 3 or 4 months ago when my back hurt in one specific spot. It was in the middle about 4 inches down. Then one day awhile after my back problem, my knees hurt at work when I bent down to squat. Both knees hurt for 2-3 days, and now its just my left knee that hurts. It doesnt throb. I went to the doctor about a month ago and he didnt think it was arthritis, but he never did any testing to see if it was or not. The other thing I thought it could be was gout, but now Im more worried than before that its cancer. Im so afraid of illnesses and diseases and especially worried about cancer. If my knee swells up and is stiff and cracks when I walk, does that sound like arthritis or cancer? I always hoped Id never get arthritis, but id rather deal with that than cancer. I think alot of people would feel the same way. Some of the other symptoms like anemia and weightloss that i read, I do not experience. I dont have bruising either or weight loss. My appetite is pretty much the same. Im just really worried by reading that leukimia has symptoms like joint pain and swelling, which I have in my knee. Im on an antinflammatory and it doesnt seem strong enough. Please help[/QUOTE]i know it's hard not to worry when there's so much info on the net about cancer, but you definitely haven't got the symptoms of leukemia. yeah, i know one of the symptoms of leukemia is joint pain, but joint pain can be a symptom of millions of things. it's when joint pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as bruising, weight loss, anemia etc the doc starts wondering if there's something more sinister going on. you say your knee cracks. that's a sign of arthritis. if it was leukemia the pain would be without cracks and with other symptoms. hope this reassures you.
Re: Nervous
Feb 5, 2004
[QUOTE=trac]i know it's hard not to worry when there's so much info on the net about cancer, but you definitely haven't got the symptoms of leukemia. yeah, i know one of the symptoms of leukemia is joint pain, but joint pain can be a symptom of millions of things. it's when joint pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as bruising, weight loss, anemia etc the doc starts wondering if there's something more sinister going on. you say your knee cracks. that's a sign of arthritis. if it was leukemia the pain would be without cracks and with other symptoms. hope this reassures you.[/QUOTE]
It is more reassuring now. thanks for the info :)





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