• Can joint pain be random in different places when you have leukemia?

    Asked by MelMom on Friday, May 3, 2013

    Can joint pain be random in different places when you have leukemia?

    I seem to hurt all over, seems like it's different spot everyday.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • cjs7159's Avatar

      Are you taking any medication to help to increase your cell count-Neupogen injections? This can cause joint pain. Have you had chemo? I developed knee problems after my chemo that my orthopedist said was a result of the chemo damaging the cartilage in my knees. Hope this helps.

      almost 6 years ago
    • LisaLathrop's Avatar

      I agree on the neupogen injections. I didn't have very many of them but when I did....OW! Just an FYI....I had a total knee replacement 4 years after my BMT. Seems the anti-rejection drugs I was on, caused the bones in my knee joint to deteriorate. My orthopedic surgeon said that is not uncommonly seen at my hospital - a transplant center. My oncologist usually has seen patients who have been on a lot of steroids during treatment have bone issues later on. However, that was not my case. To prevent my other knee from further deterioration (it is slight at this point), my ortho & onocologist recommended Vit D, B & baby aspirin. Check with your docs as well....a knee replacement is no fun!

      almost 6 years ago

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