The symptoms of MDS (a collective name for a group of blood- and bone-marrow-related conditions known as myelodysplastic syndromes) can be challenging for many physicians to diagnose. The most common symptoms are seldom present in the syndromes’ earliest stages, and many, such as generalized fatigue, can be caused by a wide range of conditions. Just a short drive away from St. Petersburg, Florida, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, our team of hematologists, oncologists, pathologists and other medical professionals specializes in evaluating MDS symptoms. With extensive experience in diagnosing refractory anemia, refractory cytopenia and other abnormalities of the blood and bone marrow, we are able to pinpoint the underlying causes of our patients’ symptoms with a high level of accuracy.
The most common MDS symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue, even when at rest
- Shortness of breath
- General feeling of weakness
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Recurrent infections
- Bone pain
- Pinpoint red spots or rashes under the skin
Some of these symptoms can be caused by less serious conditions, such as a dietary iron deficiency. However, it is important to have any unusual health concerns evaluated by an experienced medical professional, especially if those concerns do not improve on their own within a few days.
As one of the top-ranked cancer centers in the Southeast, Moffitt welcomes patients from St. Petersburg, Florida, and other cities throughout the region. We offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic services and treatments in one location, and patients who turn to us with the symptoms of a myelodysplastic syndrome can consult with a team of physicians who specialize in hematologic oncology.
To make an appointment at Moffitt, residents of St. Petersburg, FL, and other nearby areas can submit a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. Referrals are welcomed, but never required, to discuss MDS symptoms with an experienced Moffitt oncologist.