Polycythemia (High Red Blood Cell Count) (cont.)
Symptoms of polycythemia can vary widely. In some people with polycythemia,
there may be no symptoms at all.
In secondary polycythemia, most of the symptoms are related to the underlying
condition responsible for polycythemia.
Symptoms of polycythemia vera can be vague and quite general. Some of the important symptoms
- easy bruising;
- easy bleeding;
- blood clot formation (potentially leading to
clots in the lungs [pulmonary
- bone and joint pain (hip pain or rib pain);
- itching after taking a shower or bath (post-bath pruritus);
- dizziness; and
- abdominal pain.
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