Symptoms

Approximately 25-33% of patients with essential thrombocytosis (primary thrombocythemia) are asymptomatic at diagnosis. The remainder report vasomotor symptoms or complications from thrombosis or bleeding. Most symptomatic patients present with symptoms that relate to small- or large-vessel thrombosis. Some patients present with bleeding.

  • Asymptomatic
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Headache is the most common neurologic symptom
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Coughing up blood
  • Melena
  • Bleeding gums
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Low-grade fever
  • Nosebleed
  • Easy bruising
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Microvascular occlusion of the toes and fingers causes digital pain, gangrene, or erythromelalgia. Erythromelalgia is characterized by burning pain and dusky extremity congestio
  • Neurological pain increases with exposure to heat and improves with cold; a single dose of aspirin may provide relief for several days

* These are list of common symptoms for ET, which may differ among individuals. Please consult a Medical Doctor or a Specialist for a proper disagnosis and medical opinion.

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