Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma

The symptoms of Multiple Myeloma include:

  • Pain, most often in the back, pelvis or the ribs
  • Anemia
  • Low immunity – more prone to infections
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Numbness or a tingling in the legs and arms
  • Weakness of the legs and arms
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Frequent or reduced urination
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Swollen ankles
  • Confusion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lethargy
  • Easily bruised skin
  • Nosebleeds or bleeding gums
The signs and symptoms of multiple myeloma can vary significantly from person to person. Depending on the stage of the disease and the overall health of the person, symptoms can be mild or severe, chronic or sporadic. During the early stages of the diseases, it is not uncommon for people to experience no symptoms at all as well. Usually people become aware that they have the disease only after blood and routine tests indicate abnormal results.