Patient Comments: Multiple Myeloma - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your multiple myeloma?

Comment from: stressed out, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My mother had multiple myeloma. She had bone growth on collar bone and hip. The collar bone she noticed and the doctor did many tests assuming it was arthritis in the end. The doctor failed to do another test that could have added years to my mother's life (she was 83 when she passed). If you have any kind of bone growth, insist on a simple blood test that could suggest multiple myeloma. By the time they caught my Mom's it had damaged her kidneys.

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Comment from: sweetpattiadkins, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 22

My fiance had been experiencing rib pain, fatigue and nausea for over a year. He was diagnosed with torn cartilage between the ribs and pulled muscles and the last diagnosis was inflammation of the chest wall cavity. The back pain became so unbearable that he insisted on different tests and it was found with a CT scan in March.

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Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 15

Mine was found through a routine physical exam that included a blood test. Luckily my GP knew enough and had a baseline of my total protein to get it checked further when it rose to even slightly out of normal.

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