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A 17-year-old male asked:

I am being tested for polycythemia vera. doc thinks i have it. if i do have it and since i didn't start treatment yet, can i still get a nose job?

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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
See below: You are young for polycythemia vera. Why do you think you have it? Would get everything stabilized before any elective surgery.
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Dr. Oren Lerman
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
You should not.: P. Vera can cause abnormal blood clots to form and this can lead to a risk of pulmonary embolism while you are having surgery. You should not proceed with elective cosmetic surgery until the condition has been ruled out.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Probably: You would have to get medical clearance from your doctor, but probably yes you can have surgery. Make sure to tell your surgeon.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Depends in severity : Pcv can vary in severity. If your blood count is very high, certain preventive measures, treatments or medications may be recommended prior to general anesthesia.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2014

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