A member asked:

Diagnosed with polycythemia vera without mutation in jak2. what else might be the cause? do not smoke and do not live in high altitude.

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Dr. Louis Cooper answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Do you have polycythemia rubra vera or polycythemia which is assosciated with stress? Have you had a bone marrow examination. Do you have an hemoglobinopathy? Glad you do not smoke and glad you do not live in high altitudes, because these increase blood counts. Are you an athlete. Do you have any hormonal questions too much testosterone? Please see an hematologist to clarify.

Answered Sep 1, 2014



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