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  • count
  • It may be discovered on routine blood count in a person with no related symptoms or there may be nonspecific complaints of lethargy and tiredness. (patient.info)
  • weakness
  • Headaches with dizziness or weakness, gouty arthritis and fullness in the upper left quadrant of the belly are also symptoms. (reference.com)
  • The earliest symptoms frequently include weakness, fatigue, headache, light-headedness and shortness of breath. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Many individuals with polycythemia vera slowly development a variety of general, nonspecific symptoms that are common to many disorders such as headaches, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, excessive sweating especially at night, and itchy skin that, in severe cases, may be worse after taking a shower or a warm bath. (rarediseases.org)
  • Diagnosing a medical condition - The doctor might recommend you to get a haemoglobin test if you have been facing symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, weakness and dizziness. (wittysparks.com)
  • erythremia
  • In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for polycythemia may include blood tests to observe the increased number of red blood cells in the body, and distinguish it from other conditions which could cause the red blood cell count to increase (such as certain cardiac and respiratory diseases, erythremia, and certain tumors). (nyhq.org)
  • hematocrit
  • People with polycythemia have an increase in hematocrit , hemoglobin , or red blood cell count above the normal limits. (medicinenet.com)
  • Polycythemia is normally reported in terms of increased hematocrit (hematocrit is the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood) or hemoglobin concentration (hemoglobin is a protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood). (medicinenet.com)
  • Polycythemia is considered when the hematocrit is greater than 48% in women and 52% in men. (medicinenet.com)
  • A hematocrit reading higher than 54% in a man or 49% in a woman may indicate polycythemia, but the diagnosis can not be made on the basis of this alone. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Thus, a normal hematocrit or hemoglobin level does not exclude the presence of absolute erythrocytosis when polycythemia vera is a diagnostic consideration. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • overproduction
  • Polycythemia Vera may also result in an overproduction of other blood cells, platelets and white blood cells as well. (healthcop.org)
  • In Polycythemia Vera the body's mechanism which normally regulates the number of the each three blood cells does not function normally, resulting in an overproduction of one or more of the blood cells types. (healthcop.org)
  • include
  • Less common symptoms associated with polycythemia vera include a tendency to bruise easily, frequent nosebleeds or bleeding from the gums, enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly), and erythromelalgia, a condition characterized by a reddened or purplish appearance to the skin of the hands and feet. (rarediseases.org)
  • Common signs and symptoms include itching (pruritus), and severe burning pain in the hands or feet that is usually accompanied by a reddish or bluish coloration of the skin. (checkorphan.org)
  • platelets
  • In polycythemia vera, there may be an increase in just the red blood cells, both the red and white blood cells, or in the red and white blood cells and platelets. (nyhq.org)