One's bone marrow produces too many platelets. This can lead to either blood clotting or bleeding.


  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Bone pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Bleeding/bruising


  • Hydrea
  • Asprin
  • Specialist who treat it


    Stories of Essential Thrombocythemia

    Essential Thrombocythemia stories
    Routine blood test to check on my iron counts as I also have thalassemia minor, showed platelets at 1mil. In the process of being diagnosed in 2006, had a heart attack (after having a colonoscopy.)I had a heart cath which showed blockage in 2 arterie...
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    In 2011 at the age of 42 I was diagnosed with Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (or MPN) and after a bone marrow biopsy, Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) was diagnosed. I am also JAK2+ I take a daily dosis of 1 500mg Hydrea which is an oral chemo and s...
    Essential Thrombocythemia stories
    Last year (winter of 2015/2016) I had a virus and, at one stage, collapsed and was taken to hospital with a suspected heart attack/stroke. I had neither but my platelet level was elevated at over 600. However, the hospital ascribed to the virus and d...

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    Statistics of Essential Thrombocythemia

    16 people with Essential Thrombocythemia have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Essential Thrombocythemia is 1917 points (53 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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