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... I have secondary Polycythemia, doctors just said I had polychythemia. ... (19 replies)
... old male with a couple of questions. I've read that the life expectancy for UNTREATED Polycythemia Vera is somewhere between 6 months to 2 years. Anyone know whether that estimate holds true for UNTREATED Secondary Polycythemia? ... (0 replies)
... Sorry, I used the wrong name for my Secondary polycythemia. I called it PV. ... (19 replies)

... There is no secondary PV, just Primary Polycythemia or Polycythemia Vera. or Secondary Polycythemia. With True PV, you have low EPO levels, and the blood counts come purely from the marrow, not the kidneys or other organs. ... (19 replies)
... he time they do pick it up in a cbc test,usually they go by hemoglobin levels,mine have been out of whack "high", which in turn was due to smoking they call that secondary polycythemia, dehydration can also cause polycythemia or thick blood. if not mistaken polycythemia is pretty rare but often misdiagnosed due to secondary causes. ... (6 replies)
... I was told by my doc that I had polycythemia in 2000. My research said the average life expectancy was 10 years. ... (1 replies)
Dec 1, 2003
... after I signed off, I realized that I assumed that you were posting about Polycythemia Vera. There is more than one type of Polycythemia. PV simply is that the bone marrow is making too many red blood cells. ... (19 replies)
... btw, did you start experiencing the symptoms after reading about Polycythemia on the internet. Just wondering, because anxiety can do funny things. ... (9 replies)
... Hi there, I discovered this great board trying to find answers to my own blood clots - hmm had a major scare but this board was reassuring - Thanx. My question today is for a friend who has just been diagnosed with polycythemia - he is only 33 years old with a young family and is petrified about the diagnosis. As one of the children would not leave doc rooms he and his wife... (10 replies)
... Hi I dont know if any of you are smokers but it can cause secondary polycythemia as well as sleep apnea and dehydration and all are possibilities. ... (19 replies)
... there is primary and secondary, your dr. should be sending you for a lot of tests to rule thing in or out. My blood counts showed high RBC, HGB, and HCT. ... (9 replies)
... I have Primary Polycythemia. I am a 32 year old female.My EPO level was 2.8 I wish you all the best, and please keep us informed as to how you are! :) Candice (19 replies)
... Hi everyone! We found this message board this morning while searching for information about polycythemia. We are lookng for an education about polycythemia and especially for information from people diagnosed with polycythemia or medical professionals who are actively treating patients with polycythemia. ... (9 replies)
... ve. In the last 7 months have had 5 Phelb which are monthly. My next blood test and probable Phelb next week. Spleen is normal. No one can tell me whether my polycythemia is primary polycythemia vera or secondary to sleep apnea. I don't smoke, not overweight, drink alcohol moderately. ... (0 replies)
... es such as dehydration, alcohol abuse, smoking, living at high altitudes, lung disease, allergies etc etc, so don't go jumping to conclusions just yet. When all secondary causes have been ruled out, they'll continue on to the bone marrow test which will pretty much confirm whether it's primary or secondary. ... (8 replies)
... if your husband's condition is primary or secondary, I think the common practice is to do a blood test for the JAK2 mutation. If positive, then the diagnosis is Polycythemia Vera, and likely not connected to the other issues you describe. If the diagnosis is PV, then then cause is unknown. ... (9 replies)
... mch lab test or possibly high hemoglobin levels, which is rare cases primary polycythemia which is treatable through giving blood on a regular basis but very doubtful it's primary.I dont know if you smoke, if you do it raises hemoglobin levels. ... (4 replies)
... noxide levels of your blood,thats secondary polycythemia which is curable by quitting smoking,if you dont, dehydration may be a problem,i was suspected of having polycythemia and it improved with increased water intake,i thought i was drinking enough but i wasnt and my levels dropped a huge amount even though i was still smoking. ... (3 replies)
... Hi All I am new to the boards - I was wondering if there's anything in CBC that would help suggest if poly v or secondary? I was tested by a hematologist yesterday, so we will get the results back in 2 weeks, but I was wondering if there are any clues in the lab work that I do have .... wbc 10.3 rbc 6.25 hgb 18.1 hct 51.6 mcv 82.5 mch 27.9 (0 replies)
... My 15 year old son who is an outstanding athlete and works out hours daily had a routine physical which showed a high hemoglobin and were sent to a Hematologist. This week, my 15 YEAR OLD with a HEMOGLOBIN 20 and a HEMATOCRIT 55.8 saw the hematologist and HIS LIFE is literarily on pause! What in the world has happened or caused such a thing to happen? We are scared out of our... (2 replies)

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