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Has anyone had polycythemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the same time? Is that unusual?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Sure, It happens
Polycythemia is just a general terminology for elevation of hemoglobin that is above the normal range.
A lot of factors that can cause polycythemia- eg- chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, polycystic kidney, etc-vs primary causes such as polycythemia vera, familial type. It's not unusual to see that one has copd, sleep apnea & also has cll..Need to find cause of polycythemia. D/w your md.

In brief: Sure, It happens
Polycythemia is just a general terminology for elevation of hemoglobin that is above the normal range.
A lot of factors that can cause polycythemia- eg- chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep apnea, polycystic kidney, etc-vs primary causes such as polycythemia vera, familial type. It's not unusual to see that one has copd, sleep apnea & also has cll..Need to find cause of polycythemia. D/w your md.
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