What are the symptoms of multiple myeloma in various stages?
Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Some people have multiple myeloma for months or years before they even know they’re sick. This earliest phase is called smoldering multiple myeloma.
When you have it, you won’t have any symptoms, but your test results will show:
- Between 10% and 59% of your bone marrow consists of cancer cells.
- You have the abnormal antibodies that myeloma cells make in your blood or urine.
Active Multiple Myeloma
If you’re having symptoms, or there are signs that the cancer has damaged your organs, you have active myeloma.
As active multiple myeloma gets worse, you’ll likely feel sicker, with fatigue or bone pain. You may have anemia, bleeding problems, or a lot of infections.
Other symptoms of advanced multiple myeloma include unusual fractures, weakness, feeling very thirsty, and belly pain.
Key words: stages multiple system atrophy; symptoms stages multiple myeloma.