Scared it still could ben pv.

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begin january i went to the er for severe epigastric pain(esophagitis) and they drawn my blood and i had high rbc 6.26. so they send me to a hematologist.

next week i had my blood drawn again and my rbc was now 5.89. and the jack2 came back negative aswell. and she didnt do a bone marrow biopsy.

but since then i feel like i developed bone pain or muscle pain in both my shins. no other symptoms like redness and migraine like headaches. maybe a little abdominal discomfort but i think it may be because of the stomach flu because i have watery diahrea.

should i still push for a bone marrow biopsy if the symptomes dont go away in 1 or 2 weeks because i cant keep paying al these tests. also i take ppi for esophagitis.

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    Lorenzo 1201 Hi Lorenzo. If you don't have the jac2 gene mutation, you still may have PV Rubra Vera. Did your hematologist diagnose it that way? If not, ask for a diagnosis. You do need to continue having the blood tests, so that the doctor knows if you need meds to lower the red blood count. I also didn't ask enough questions when I was first diagnosed. If it is Rubra Vera, the doctor shd be trying to determine what is causing it. Good luck, and best wishes. harrishill

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      hi thank you for replying.

      i will do another blood test next week.

      she didnt do any further testing because i live with 2 heavy smokers. am slightly obese, have astmah and snore from time to time

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