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Can myelofibrosis cause bleeding?

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After you’ve had myelofibrosis for a while, the number of platelets in your blood will drop below normal levels. When you don't have enough platelets, you tend to bleed more easily than usual. Keep this in mind in case you plan to have surgery or another medical procedure.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Gout: Causes," "Myelofibrosis: Complications."

National Marrow Donor Program: "How a bone marrow transplant works.”

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Disease Complications."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Primary Myelofibrosis."

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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