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What is primary polycythemia?

Primary polycythemias are due to factors intrinsic to red cell precursors. Polycythemia vera (PCV), polycythemia rubra vera (PRV), or erythremia, occurs when excess red blood cells are produced as a result of an abnormality of the bone marrow. Often, excess white blood cells and platelets are also produced.

What are the signs and symptoms of polycythemia?

Common symptoms of polycythemia vera (PV) include:
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Itching (especially after a warm shower)
  • Headache.
  • Sweating (at night or during the day)
  • Blurred vision or blind spots.
  • Painful burning or numbness of the hands or feet.
  • Bleeding from the gums and heavy bleeding from small cuts.
  • Bone pain.
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