I told my doctor about my weird bruising and spontaneous rectal bleeding - didn't get to the bleeding gums and extra-long periods before he cut me off and said we should check platelet levels and clotting abilities. He said he doesn't expect anything to show up, but he didn't hear my full array of symptoms either. I didn't push it because I figured I'd get the same tests either way.
While he was talking about it, he dug out my chart and checked my platelet counts *from last year* and said they were completely normal/unremarkable. I thought leukemia could come on in a matter of *weeks*. Can anyone with more knowledge clue me in? I guess that means whatever might be wrong with me, he isn't expecting acute leukemia, which is good. Didn't get the chance to - he seemed in a hurry today. Not sure if he's just sick of me or was overbooked, or a combo of both.
Still nervous, though. Really nervous. Get the results tomorrow.