A 77-year-old male asked:
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Polycythemia vera woke up with pit in stomach and shortness of breath?

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Dr. Manel Silva
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
I suggest the ED: As you know polycythemia vera means that your bones produce too much red blood cells, which can clog your lungs. This may be causing your shortness of breath. The pit in your stomach, esp if it's more to the left side, may be your spleen. The only way to know that is to get assessed physically by someone. I suggest going to the emergency room.
Answered on Jun 9, 2014
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