What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells that help fight infection. With leukemia, your bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones, produces abnormal white blood cells. Learn more about leukemia ›

Joint Pain

  • Inability to put weight on the affected joint
  • Joint noise (clicking, popping, crackling) 
  • Redness
  • Reduced mobility (range of motion of the joint)
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Visible deformity of the affected joint
  • Yellow skin and eyes with dark urine output (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Aching muscles
  • Butterfly-shaped rash over bridge of nose
  • Dry mouth and skin
  • Fatigue
  • Fever not associated with flu symptoms
  • Flulike symptoms such as fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, and headache
  • Increased urine output
  • Rash
  • Scaly patches of skin
  • Bleeding from minor injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Debilitating pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain in several joints with rash
  • Rapid, jerky movements
  • Redness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Contusions
  • Joint dislocation
  • Joint separation
  • Ligament sprains
  • Loose fragments of bone or cartilage
  • Overuse injury
  • Repetitive motion
  • Retained foreign body
  • Sports injuries
  • Torn ligament or cartilage
Learn more about Joint Pain

Test Your Leukemia Knowledge

Did you know that leukemia is divided into two distinct types?

Bleeding Symptoms

  • Bleeding from ear, eye or gums

  • Bleeding under skin

  • Blood in semen or urine

  • Blood in sputum (mucus and phlegm)

  • Blood in vomit

  • Bruising easily

  • Coughing blood

  • Excessive vaginal bleeding

  • Postpartum bleeding (after childbirth)

  • Rectal bleeding or blood in stool

  • Recurring nosebleeds

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Abdominal swelling or bloating
  • Body aches
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal incontinence (inability to control stools)
  • Headache
  • Joint stiffness or immobility
  • Nausea
  • Pale skin
  • Poor appetite
  • Rectal pain
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Urgent need to pass stool
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
Learn more about Bleeding Symptoms

We'd like your feedback.

Are you a cancer patient, cancer survivor or a caregiver for a cancer patient? Please complete a very brief survey to improve patient care.

Thank you!

A survey will be presented to you after you finish viewing our Leukemia content.


Take a Personalized Health Test