Essential thrombocythemia

What is Essential thrombocythemia?

It is chronic form of leucemia where patients bone marrow makes too many platelets.The excess platelets increase the risk of blot clots which can lead to strokes and heart attacks.

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My son(33 yrs) had some blood work done and his iron level was 194. He has a hematologist for essential thrombocythemia, who he saw yesterday, as...

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Hi, dear
Your son has essential thrombocythemia. It is myeloproliferative disease. He needs treatment for that. Don't worry about iron level and...

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After many years of extensive medical issues for unknown reason, I was at last tested and positive for a jak 2 mutation. I was told it was called...

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Brief Answer:
You need treatment of polycythemia vera.

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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern....

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I am wondering why my hematologist is treating my essential thrombocythemia with hydrea if I am at low risk category. Younger than 40, female, no...

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In low risk patients it is not indicated.

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I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern....

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