Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count) (cont.)
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The outlook for primary polycythemia without treatment is generally poor, with a life expectancy of about 2 years. However, with phlebotomy alone, many patients lead normal lives and enjoy a normal life expectancy.
The outlook for secondary polycythemia is largely dependent on the main cause.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventive Medicine with subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
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