What Are the Complications of Polycythemia Vera?

Q:
What are the complications of polycythemia vera?

A:
Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing blood cancer in which your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells.

Polycythemia usually develops slowly and it isn’t common. Without treatments, polycythemia can be life-threatening.

Possible complications of it include:

  • Blood clots
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Other blood disorders
  • Problems due to high levels of red blood cells

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