A 39-year-old member asked:
How does polycythemia affect your blood?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Thicker blood: Thicker blood means slow flow to the organs. True polycythemia may cause headaches. Severe polycythemia can develop blood clots.
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Pathology 49 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. B. In addition to the issues mentioned by Dr. B, people with polycythemia vera are at greater risk of blood cancer. In fact polycythemia vera is a mild form of blood cancer.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2018
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