High platelets for 18months but still not able to identify the cause.Now going to have bone marrow biopsy, I'm just wondering if this is unnecessary pain or could this possibly show the cause.
The symptoms you are indicating are all related to the MPN condition. I don’t think they know the exact cause but there are medications that might help
Hate to bring up perhaps a touchy subject, but has anyone out there had experience with cannabis as a treatment for chemo side effects or even for MPN symptoms? Since I live in Maryland there is no longer legal issues, no particular stigma since majority of voters gave a go ahead on legalizing the product. For obvious reason, there is little to no hard data on this issue. Need to know what anecdotal info there is.
hi , once red the comparison between the spleen and a graveyard
if you remove it where are those dead bodies going
so removing the spleen does that not move the blood production ?
MaryAnnYoung Thanks ,so stop of production of blood now i understand , what is the reason for spleen and liver to stop ?
because i understand all blood production in mf stops
When you were diagnosed with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, did your hematologist/oncologist recommend a thrombophilia profile (pathogenic mutations for factor II, factor V, factor XIII, MTHFR, PAI-1 4G/4G or 4G/5G, etc.)
I found out that I have PAI-1 (Plasminogen-Activator Inhibitor-1) 4G/4G mutation, which means my body makes too much of an inhibitor of fibrinolysis, fibrinolysis, in simple terms, being the process that does not allow blood clots to grow or accumulate. If one has this… read more
I also was only tested for JKAK2 mutation. That's a good idea to have further genetic tests as it will guide current and future therapies.
I have terrible joint pain. In my hips ,knees wrists and fingers. It hurts a lot at night. I’ve read that MPN’s can cause inflammation but how would you know if it’s from the mpn or arthritis?
no one seems to know! although, MPNs are known for their inflammatory effects. to me, it’s just one big ball of wax. i hurt like crazy at times!
Good question Pat
I’ve sent my email address to you . Frankly not concerned if other have thus.. we all share our health concerns !🤓
I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocytosis in May 2022
After speaking to my VA Doctor and Oncology Hematologist, I went on to a Veteran health site and found that the indicator (platelet counts near 800) had been ignored for over 10 years by multiple VA doctors only interested in my urinalysis results, obviously ignoring my blood counts
Anyhow, we filed a Malpractice/Failure to Diagnose suit against the Veterans Administration, and did just today receive a settlement which was merely a… read more