22 years old and polycythemia.

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my HB is 18

RBC count is 6.3

WBC and PLT normal.

HCT is 56

at 18 age when i was first tested my HB by 17.6( before that i had not been tested)

last year it was 17.9 and 17.5 in two different tests.

my EPO is 12.4

i am jak2 negative

my ferritin is low.

sometimes i feel headache, pins and needles.

not really tired.

i dont smoke or drink

what that could be ?

PRV or what??

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    We are not qualified doctors. Your best bet is to ask the opinion of a qualified haematologist.

    Good luck.

  • Posted

    My advice would be to drink at least two litres of water a day, eat foods that are rich in iron and try to relax and enjoy life a little.

    • Posted

      Haematocrit is a word that describes the viscosity of your blood. The higher the number, the thicker the blood. Many possible reasons for having viscous blood, one of which, in a healthy person, is dehydration. Drinking liquids throughout the day keeps dehydration at bay.

      Again, I would urge you to get professional advice.

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    bharat . Hi, I have PV. which is positive for jak2 gene mutation. However after researching PRV, I think it is caused by something. It requires your doctor, Hematologist, to try to determine what that something could be. I believe the Hematologist will test you periodically, and at some point may find out what is causing the PRV. Since you are young, your treatment is probably not very aggressive, and hopefully you will discover the cause. Best wishes, harrishill.

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