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CML symptoms commonly include such things as feeling very tired, weight loss for no known reason, and night sweats. Other common symptoms of CML include fever and pain (or a feeling of fullness) below the ribs on the left side. In many cases, however, doctors find chronic myelogenous leukemia during a regular checkup before CML symptoms appear.

CML Symptoms: An Introduction

Like all blood cells, leukemia cells travel through the body. Depending on the number of abnormal cells and where these cells collect, patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) may have a number of different CML symptoms.
 

Early CML Symptoms

In the early stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia, the leukemia cells function almost normally, and CML symptoms may not appear for a long time. Doctors often find chronic myelogenous leukemia during a routine checkup before there are any CML symptoms.
 

Common CML Symptoms

When CML symptoms do appear, they are generally mild at first and progress gradually. Common CML symptoms include:
 
  • Feeling very tired
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs on the left side.
 

CML Symptoms: Final Thoughts

These possible CML symptoms discussed above are not sure signs of chronic myelogenous leukemia. An infection or another problem could also cause these symptoms. People who have possible CML symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible, so the problem can be diagnosed and treated.
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