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What are the symptoms of multiple myeloma?

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Early on, multiple myeloma may cause no symptoms. As multiple myeloma progresses, plasma cells accumulate in the bones, causing these symptoms:

  • Bone pain due to lytic bone disease
  • Weakness and fatigue due to anemia
  • Weight loss
  • Confusion, excessive thirst, constipation due to hypercalcemia
  • Kidney problems
  • Infections due to non-functioning immunoglobulins
  • Excessive thirst

Uncommonly, plasma cells may accumulate in purplish lumps visible underneath the skin. These masses are called extramedullary plasmacytomas.

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