26 Treatments for Polycythemia Vera

Overview

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a bone marrow disorder in which the body produces an excessive amount of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body. Blood is carried throughout the body by a system of v[read article]

Tests for Polycythemia Vera

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Pulse Oximetry
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Erythropoietin Test
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A platelet aggregation test checks how well your platelets clump together. Platelets are types of blood cells. They help form blood clots by sticking together. A cl...  More
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A blood differential (also called a white blood cell count differential) measures the number of each of the five types of white blood cells present in your blood�...  More
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The leukocyte alkaline phosphatase (LAP) test is a laboratory test that measures the amount of a certain enzyme (alkaline phosphatase) in white blood cells. White b...  More
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A vitamin B12 level test measures the amount of B12 in your blood. B12 is an important vitamin for many basic bodily functions, such as brain health, blood cell pro...  More
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Imagine red blood cells as the subway system of your blood. They transport oxygen and nutrients to various locations in your body, making their role vital to your h...  More
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A serum hemoglobin test measures the amount of free-floating hemoglobin in your blood serum. Serum is the liquid that is left over from your blood plasma when the r...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Molecular Diagnostic Testing
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Red Blood Cell Morphology Test
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A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure that takes a small sample of the marrow inside your bones for testing in a laboratory. This test is used to see if you have an i...  More
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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Medical Procedures for Polycythemia Vera

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Bloodletting
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Myelosuppressive Therapy
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Therapeutic Immunosuppression
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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More
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Ultraviolet B Phototherapy
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Surgical Procedures for Polycythemia Vera

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Your spleen is a small organ located on the left side of your abdomen, under the rib cage. This organ is part of your immune system and helps to fight infections an...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Polycythemia Vera

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HYDROXYUREA (hye drox ee yoor EE a) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat certain leukemias, skin cancer, head...  More
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ANAGRELIDE (an AG re lide) is used to lower platelet counts. This helps to prevent blood clots from forming. It also reduces the risk of problems like intestinal bl...  More
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INTERFERON ALFA-2b (in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made protein. Natural interferons are produced in the body to help the immune system fight viral infections a...  More
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MECHLORETHAMINE (me klor ETH a meen) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lym...  More
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Self Care for Polycythemia Vera

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Avoid Aspirin
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