Hyperviscosity syndrome

What is Hyperviscosity syndrome?

A syndrome resulting from increased viscosity of the blood; an increase in serum proteins may be associated with bleeding from mucous membranes, retinopathy, and neurologic symptoms, and is sometimes seen in Waldenström macroglobulinemia and in multiple myeloma; an increased viscosity secondary to polycythemia may be associated with organ congestion and decreased capillary perfusion.

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what are the end stage conditions of waldenstrom's? Is there an expected longivity number?

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Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a heterogeneous group and...

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hi i just had a medical check and my blood drawn the guy who drew the blood said my blood was too thick. can you tell me what causes this and is...

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viscosity of blood may be more(hyperviscosity)

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The lab guy who said that...

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I have Icy cold hands, What can cause this and what can I do for it?
Will Blood thinner...

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The most likely diagnosis is Raynauds Phenomenon....

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