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Polycythemia Vera - Symptoms

​Patients with polycythaemia vera present in different ways.  

Symptoms include:
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Sensation of itch
  • Painful and swollen joints of the hands and feet
  • Blood clots 
Some patients may develop an enlarged spleen, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain and getting full easily after a meal.  

For others, they may not have any symptoms, but abnormalities were detected after a routine blood test.  


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