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Multiple Myeloma: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Common symptoms of multiple myeloma include:

  • Frequent infections due to a weakened immune system (a person with myeloma is referred to as being immunocompromised)

  • Bone pain (often in the back, ribs, and hips)

  • Kidney problems

  • Weakness due to anemia



The diagnosis of multiple myeloma is suspected by finding an elevated amount of certain antibodies in the blood and urine. A bone marrow biopsy and a bone marrow aspirate (using a needle for biopsy and a syringe to aspirate a small amount of bone marrow blood) are performed to confirm the diagnosis.

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