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What is treatment for polycythemia?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Blood letting.

There are different types of polycythemia.
What they have in common is an elevated number of red blood cells. If too many, this can cause serious complication and is managed by taking blood out (phlebotomy). There are other medications that might be recommended depending on the type of polycythemia, the other blood counts and the patient's age & general health.

In brief: Blood letting.

There are different types of polycythemia.
What they have in common is an elevated number of red blood cells. If too many, this can cause serious complication and is managed by taking blood out (phlebotomy). There are other medications that might be recommended depending on the type of polycythemia, the other blood counts and the patient's age & general health.
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