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What are other symptoms of polycythemia vera?

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Other symptoms of polycythemia vera include:

  • Bloating or a feeling of fullness on the upper left side of your belly
  • Nosebleeds, bleeding gums, or more menstrual bleeding than normal
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands and feet
  • Problems with your vision, like seeing double or things seeming blurry
  • Reddened face
  • Swelling and pain in one joint, usually your big toe

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

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