Secondary polycythemia

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What is secondary polycythemia?

Polycythemia is characterized by an increased number of red blood cells. Secondary polycythemia is usually caused by an exposure to low oxygen over an extended amount of time. Common complications include slower blood flow and development of blood clots.

Common symptoms reported by people with secondary polycythemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with secondary polycythemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with secondary polycythemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with secondary polycythemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with secondary polycythemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has secondary polycythemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 2
50s 5
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

57% Female
43% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from secondary polycythemia patients who have completed their condition history
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