Frequent or recurring infections
If you are experiencing that one small infection that is not going away, no matter how many prescription antibiotics your doctor has prescribed – it may be a sign to get a blood test called complete blood count”. This test will help check your white blood cell, hemoglobin, and platelet levels for abnormalities. Abnormal levels of white blood cells and platelets contribute to a weakened immune system that could explain repeated illnesses and the feeling that they are always on the brink of the flu or disease. That should be enough to send you to the hospital, along with other symptoms such as fatigue or bruising.
Because women with leukemia may be asymptomatic or have non-specific symptoms common to other diseases, it is essential to have a physical examination, blood tests such as blood complete picture and peripheral film, and bone marrow biopsy, which will help your doctor characterize the exact form of leukemia you are suffering from and dictate the right treatment needed.