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What body symptoms may be caused by myelofibrosis?

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  • If you have myelofibrosis, over time you might notice: Major weight loss
  • Itching
  • Coughing up blood
  • Seizures
  • Pressure on your spinal cord
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Easy bleeding that could make surgery risky
  • Pain and swelling in your joints, called gout Some people can also get acute leukemia, a serious type of blood cancer. It can grow quickly and be life-threatening.

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: “Myelofibrosis,” “Myelofibrosis Facts.”

Myeloproliferative Research Foundation: “Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF).”

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anemia?”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Primary Myelofibrosis.”

MayoClinic.org: “Myelofibrosis: Complications.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

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