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Myelodysplastic Syndrome Symptoms

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) often does not have symptoms in the early stages. If there are signs, they may be vague or like those for other medical problems. When myelodysplastic syndrome does have symptoms, they vary from person to person.

If you have myelodysplastic syndrome, your symptoms may include:

  • Easy bruising
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss, loss of appetite
  • Petechiae (tiny red spots just under the skin)
  • Fever
  • Frequent infections
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath

These symptoms do not always mean you have MDS. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

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