Leukemia also causes spontaneous and excessive bleeding. Nosebleeds and bleeding gums are common. Larger than normal amounts of blood may flow from small wounds, and wounds often take much longer to close and repair. Women may experience extremely heavy menstrual blood flow. This sign occurs because leukemia leads to low platelet count, which alters the body's clotting mechanism.
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