Do You Have Polycythemia Vera?

While it’s never pleasant to think you may have a serious disease it’s important that you find out early on. Some diseases are so subtle and asymptomatic you need tests to discover them. Polycythemia vera is considered a rare disease with about 2 in every 100,000 people having the disease. It usually develops slowly, and you might have it for years without knowing. Often the condition is found during a blood test done for another reason. Do you have Polycythemia Vera?

Polycythemia Vera

Do You Have Polycythemia Vera?


Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

18 thoughts on “Do You Have Polycythemia Vera?”

      1. oh my goodness, not that this is helpful but I’m glad I’m not the only one who is “late” for doctors appointments πŸ™‚ I am the worlds worst for going to them. They always find something wrong, lol. I’m allergic to almost all medicines, ALL. even antibiotics, so I use that as an excuse for not going. As in, well if they find something wrong with me the meds will kill me even if whatever they find doesn’t. Praying this will be resolved for you, in the best way possible that benefits you. πŸ™‚

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      2. I hate going there because it’s at U of M so us an hour drive one easy with outrageous parking fees. Then you have to make your way through a hospital that’s larger than some countries!

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      3. Yeah that would be a pain, I don’t blame you I wouldn’t go either. Of course I’m not the poster child for going to the doctor. When I tell anyone, who knows me, that they need to go to the doctor, inevitably this is the response I get, “look who is talking” πŸ™‚

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  1. I do. I found out in 2004. I had a routine blood draw when I was being seen for tennis elbow. Weird thing is, I had the intense elbow pain which got me in to the doctor and once the PV was detected, my elbow never hurt again. I believe it was God making sure I actually went to the doctor (which I hate doing).

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  2. I’ve just been diagnosed – 6 months ago, but my PCV caused Budd Chiari, blood clots in the liver. My blog is mostly about my lifestyle adjustments, but I try to keep it light. Wishing you lots of luck.

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