I am very scared I might have PV.

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Hello everyone!

Recently my GP has been looking into my blood test results and some of them cause me a lot of worry. I cannot sleep properly, sometimes I am shaking, I am so scared I can not even describe it...

I am 28 year old female. Currently I am waiting for my haematology appointment.

My spleen is slightly enlarged - 12.5cm x 10.8cm x5.5 cm

I also have enlarged fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, but I do not have sleep apnea.

I am obese (working really had on that), my BMI is 43. Considering weight loss surgery.

Here are some of my test results:

2020 february 25

WBC - 10.01;

RBC - 4.63;

HGB - 142;

HCT - 40.7;

PLT - 397;

2021 february 26

WBC - 8.5;

RBC - 4.87;

HGB - 155;

HCT - 45.5;

PLT - 492;

2021 april 16

WBC- 9.76

RBC- 5.06

HGB- 148;

HCT- 45.6;

PLT- 440;

Any insight would help me a lot. Anything. This is probably most stressful time in my life.

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    Hello icetea2

    Sorry it's taken so long for you to get a reply. It's usually much quicker. For some reason I no longer get notifications about things.

    By now, you will have had your meeting with your hospital consultant, I expect and things will have been made clearer to you. Have they said if you have polycythaemia yet and if so is it the JAK 2 type?

    There are a lot worse things in life to suffer from than polycythaemia, if that is what you have been diagnosed with. I have been living quite happily with it for over five years now and just take aspirin and go into the hospital for a venesection every four months. And I have to say, compared to your reading mine are through the roof!

    Drink plenty water, try to keep red meat consumption down (a lot of iron is not good) and take plenty of gentle exercise in small doses. That's my advice.

    All the best.

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