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Leukaemia Fears (petechiae)

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  • Posted By: Michael229
  • May 16, 2008
  • 00:36 PM

I am hoping that someone can put my fears at rest. I have had oral petechiae on and off for two years. It comes frequently and then goes away after about a day or two. My doctor is unconcerned because I have had CBC just recently and the results were fine, including platelets.

My question is if I have had petechiae for two years because of Leukaemia then my blood work would be problematic wouldn't it ? My platelet count would be low.

The only thing from my bloodtests was that my B12 level was quite low. Not abnormal but in the lower range.

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  • There would definitly be something in your blood if you had that kind of cancer going on. Oral petechiae is commonly seen in vitamin C deficiency tho. You should have it tested in the am on an emply stomach. Kiera
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  • There are many causes of oral petechiae. Some are self-inflicted and depend on the location. The soft palate is the most common place for petechiae no matter what the cause. Most of the causes are benign and leukemia would not even make my list of possible causes. I suggest seeing a dentist or oral surgeon as they are the professionals that look in the mouth everyday.I have seen the lecture that Medical Students get on oral anatomy and pathology. It's usually a one hour lecture. The one I saw was put together by an oral surgery resident. How much can you really cram into an hour.I realize your post is several months old. So if you don't have an answer. Please see your dentist.
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