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Can myelofibrosis cause high blood pressure?

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Blood leaves your spleen and goes to your liver through the portal vein. When your spleen is enlarged, the blood goes out under high pressure. This can force it into smaller veins in your stomach and esophagus. Sometimes they burst and bleed.

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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