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Polycythaemia: Introduction

Polycythaemia: An abnormal increase in the number of blood cells in the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 32 causes of Polycythaemia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Polycythaemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Polycythaemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Polycythaemia

Home medical tests possibly related to Polycythaemia:

Polycythaemia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Polycythaemia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Polycythaemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Polycythaemia may include:

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Polycythaemia: Animations

Polycythaemia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Polycythaemia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Polycythaemia

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Polycythaemia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Polycythaemia

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Polycythaemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Polycythaemia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Polycythaemia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Polycythaemia:

An increase in the total red cell mass of the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Polycythaemia:

The list of organs typically affected by Polycythaemia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Polycythaemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Polycythaemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Polycythaemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Polycythaemia. Of the 32 causes of Polycythaemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 27 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Polycythaemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Polycythaemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Polycythaemia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Polycythaemia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Polycythaemia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Polycythaemia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Polycythaemia:

    Erythrocythemia, Erythrocytosis, PCV increased, Packed cell volume increased, Polycythemia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Polycythaemia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Polycythaemia:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Red blood cell symptoms (891 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Polycythaemia:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Red blood cell symptoms (891 causes), Genetic causes, Physiological, High altitudes, Smoking, Renal tumours, Liver tumours, Athletes who use anabolic steroids, Adrenal adenoma (16 causes), Cushing's syndrome (28 causes), COPD, Methmoglobin reductase deficiency

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