Essential Thrombocytosis

Essential thrombocytosis is otherwise called primary thrombocytopenia. This is a rare disorder affecting the body, and there is abnormal production of platelets. It can cause abnormal blood clotting or bleeding. It occurs due to exposure to chemicals or electrical wiring. The symptoms are bleeding, headache, vision disturbance, easy bruising, gastrointestinal bleeding, and coldness in the fingers. Taking low-dose Aspirin reduces the risk of having blood clotting, platelet lowering medications, and plateletpheresis are done to manage this condition.

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Will thrombocytosis cause headache with rapid heart beat?

Query: Hi i need medical assistance when it comes to my blood. My friend which is an emergency doctor suspected that i might have Thrombocytosis. I am so worried cause i keep on having tachycardia, as if my heart is having hiccups and it beats so fast. I always feel either dizzy or i have headaches. I'm so...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello I understand youbare worried about your blood test results..I have gone thorugh your investigation reports..More than a slight increase in platelets, there are other findings abnormal in peripheral smear. Presence of rouleaux formationbusually occurs in a condition called Multiple myeloma and...  Read Full »

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