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How do I know if I have a blood clot because of polycythemia vera?

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Watch for signs like:

Call your doctor or go to an emergency room right away if you have these signs.

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Pain and swelling in your leg

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Peptic Ulcer Disease."

Cancer Care: "Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (PV)."

Khan, F. , 2012. Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis Facts."

Medscape: "Polycythemia Vera Clinical Presentation," "Polycythemia Vera Treatment & Management."

MPN Research Foundation: "What is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Polycythemia Vera Treated?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Gout."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Polycythemia Vera."

News release, FDA.

Patrono, C. , 2013. Blood

The Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium: "FAQ: About Polycythemia Vera."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Polycythemia Vera."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Peptic Ulcer Disease."

Cancer Care: "Managing Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera (PV)."

Khan, F. , 2012. Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis Facts."

Medscape: "Polycythemia Vera Clinical Presentation," "Polycythemia Vera Treatment & Management."

MPN Research Foundation: "What is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Polycythemia Vera Treated?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Gout."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Polycythemia Vera."

News release, FDA.

Patrono, C. , 2013. Blood

The Myeloproliferative Disorders Research Consortium: "FAQ: About Polycythemia Vera."

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics: "Polycythemia Vera."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 26, 2017

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