Hi I'm new to this forum, so my question might be posted in the wrong place.
First off my name is Cat. Now onto my question.
I've had to see a Haematologist Speaclist, about Polycythaemia Vera. Because my blood test were as follows;
Blood test done on 1st April 2003
Haemoglobin 159 g/l
Blood test done on 6th October 2004;
Haemoglobin 163 g/l
On 23rd November 2004 was when I went to see the Speaclist as my Doctor sent me to. Had to have another Blood Test done, & found out results as follows;
Blood test results.
So Haemoglobin is up by 8 point within 48days since blood test on 6th Oct2004.
When I did see my Doctor he had said that normal Haemoglobin.=160 g/l
I am due to go back to see the Haematologist Speaclist on 30th November 2004. But was hoping to find out abit more infomation if I can.
Usually, a hemoglobin level greater than 180 g per L in white men and 160 g per L in blacks and women is suspicious of PV. There are other blood values that are also important. Do you know what your hematocrit level was? Greater than 52 percent (0.52) in white men and 47 percent (0.47) in blacks and women would also be something the doctors would be looking for.
Some symptoms of PV:
Itiching after you bathe.
Enlarged spleen which doc would normally be able to feel when he examines you.
Burning or hot skin with redness
Transient neurologic complaints like headache, tinnitus, dizziness, blurred vision, tingling or numbness)
PV is eminently treatable so I hope you get some definitive answers soon so as to get you feeling better ASAP.