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What Can I Do For My Polycythemia Vera Without Going To A Doctor
Have polycythemia vera. Doctor ordered cold stimulus. I was under impression polycythemia vera should not be exposed to extreme cold. Is this true?
The doctors believe that my mother (58 years) may have polycythemia vera. She had a complete lab test today. How long can one live with the disease?
Slow illness: Often it lasts for decades as only a nuisance. I hope things turn out well. ...Read more
Father diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. Doc thinks i may have polycythemia vera. Are these genetic since both are myloprolofitive disorders?
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?
Not often: Polycythemia vera is caussed by multiple factors. Typicall the treatment is theraputic phlebotomy but if you had any condition that would be negatively affected by the plebotomy or physician preference you might have this done. Consider the cuase of the condition also would affect the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had polycythemia vera for about 10 years. My blood work has reversed. Does this mean the blood marrow is spent and I am going into ppmm? Or cml
See hematologist: Reversal of blood counts, i.e. Erythrocytosis to anemia, frequently indicates progression of marrow fibrosis in polycythemia vera. If the spleen is also enlarging, this would be a concern. A hematologist can determine why the blood counts are changing and might suggest a bone marrow examination. ...Read more
Polycythemia vera: Phlebotomy ( blood removal) will be needed to maintain your blood at certain level to prevent stroke or blood clot. In addition, Aspirin is recommended if there is no risk of bleeding or other contraindication. For patients with high risk to develop stroke/clot (age>60 or prior history of clot)- medication called-hydroxy-urea- is also recommended. Discuss with your hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe blood draw: Depends on how high the blood count and whether or not symptoms are present. Also, if pcv is caused by something (secondary polycythemia), that cause needs to be addressed. Smoking, sleep apnea, hemochromatosis are common causes of secondary pcv. If primary and symptoms exist the main treatment is phlebotomy - drawing blood off regularly to decrease the hemoglobin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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