Essential Thrombocythemia Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is essential thrombocythemia?

Essential thrombocythemia is a rare disorder in which the body produces too many platelets (cells in the blood that stick together to form clots). It may be caused due to several acquired gene mutations (not inherited).

Symptoms of essential thrombocythemia

  • Pain over the back of my head

  • Pain over the temples

  • Headache

  • Pain at the back of the eye

  • Forehead pain

  • Headache that affects both sides

  • Dizziness

  • I feel like I'm spinning around / vertigo

Questions your doctor may ask to check for essential thrombocythemia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose essential thrombocythemia

  • Do you have pain behind your head?

  • Do you have pain around your temples?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Have you had severe headaches with deep pain in the eyes more than once a week over last 1-2 months?

  • Do you have pain around your forehead?

Treatment for essential thrombocythemia

Essential thrombocythemia is a chronic condition with no cure. Mild forms of the disease may not need treatment. Those with severe symptoms, you may need medications to lower platelet count and/ or blood thinners.

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Medically Reviewed By:

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

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