What is polycythemia vera?

High red blood cell. This means the red blood cell count is high (seen in blood test) without any cause--not from smoking, dehydration or living in high altitude.
Bone marrow disease. It is red cell precursor malfunction part of myeloproliferative neoplasm. Bone marrow is making too many red cells. You need to see a hematologist and tests done.

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What is polycythemia vera? Can high hemoglobin cause any cancer conditions?

PCV. PCV is a chronic neoplastic disorder of the bone marrow in which there is unregulated production of red cells leading to way too many red cells in the blood. A high hemoglobin does not cause cancer. A high hemoglobin may be the result of an underlying neoplasm as in the case of PCV.

To follow up on previous question, I just don't understand how I could have polycythemia vera with my age/sex. What exactly is polycythemia vera?

Polycythemia. Ruba vera or too many cells of the red blood in latin is an acquired, not genetic, disease in the myeloproliferative category. That means the body regulation of blood cell production is off, and in your case you make too many rbcs. Rare at 29 but not impossible. Stay on the plan with your hematologist -- easily and successfully treated.

What happens if polycythemia vera is diagnosed late, does that mean one is at a greater chance of developing cancer?

It is a cancer. Polycythemia vera is a cancer, albeit one that is usually not very aggressive. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/basics/definition/con-20031013.

What treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

A Few. Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow. Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased thickness of the blood. Therefore this is where treatment of the disorder is aimed. Blood can be drawn at intervals (phlebotomy) to decrease its thickness, and some patients are given Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots.

What are the tests for polycythemia vera?

Blood, bone marrow. Initial blood tests include cbc, smear review, jak2 testing and other blood tests. Often a bone marrow biopsy may be performed.

What are the system of polycythemia Vera?

Check out this. Link for more information on polycythemia vera: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/symptoms-causes/dxc-20307465.

What are the symptoms of polycythemia vera?

P. vera. P. Vera may present with redness of the face, swelling of the face and neck, shortness of breath, fatigue and blood clots.